Chivas USA sign Josue Soto and Emilio Orozco
CARSON, Calif. (Wednesday, February 27, 2013) – Chivas USA today announced that it has signed young Mexican-American midfielders Josue Soto and Emilio Orozco. Soto, a native of Texas and Orozco, a Southern California product, join the Red-and-White via discovery. Per league and club policy, terms of the contracts were not disclosed.
Soto, 24, who was originally signed by Houston Dynamo as a homegrown player, played his collegiate career at Campbell and Southern Methodist University, earning Atlantic Sun Conference Freshman of the Year honors. Soto has also played for USL side Carolina Dynamo and most recently for the San Antonio Scorpions of the NASL.
Born in Oxnard, Calif., Orozco was a member of the U.S. U-17 and U-20 teams. The 20-year-old midfielder spent time with Tigres UANL of Mexico’s First Division and with NASL side Fort Lauderdale Strikers last season. Orozco has also participated in the IMG soccer academy as well as the Bradenton, Fla. Academy.
Nombre/Full Name: Josue Soto
Posición/Position: Mediocampista / Midfielder
Lugar de nacimiento/Birthplace: Fort Worth, Texas
Lugar de residencia/Hometown
Peso/Weight: 73kg / 160 lbs
Estatura / Height: 1.72 m / 5’8”
Ultimo Equipo/Last Team: San Antonio Scorpions
Adquisición/Acquired: Via Discovery
Nombre/Full Name: Emilio Orozco Plascencia
Nacido el/Born: 4-29-1992
Lugar de nacimiento/Birthplace: Oxnard, Calif.
Lugar de residencia/Hometown: Oxnard, Calif.
Estatura/Height: 1.80 m / 5’11”
Peso/Weight: 75 kg / 167 lbs
Último Equipo/Last Team: Fort Lauderdale Strikers
Adquisición/Acquired: Via discovery
Chivas USA will kick off its ninth season when it hosts the Columbus Crew at The Home Depot Center as part of MLS’ March to Soccer on Saturday, March 2, beginning at 7:30 p.m. (PT). For more information please call 1-877-CHIVAS-1 (1-877-244-8271) or visit cdchivasusa.com. Follow us on Twitter @cdchivasusa and Facebook.com/chivasusa.