With four home games left in the regular season, Orange County Blues FC (9-8-3, 30 pts) returns to Anteater Stadium where they host Austin Aztex (7-10-3, 24 pts) Saturday night for a 7 p.m. PT kickoff.
The Blues recently added another three points after a come-from-behind win against Real Monarchs SLC. Real notched a goal early in the second half, but OC midfielder Pavle Popara rallied to score two goals in the 63rd and 73rd minute, giving the Blues their second win over the Monarchs.
Orange County continues to be led by Didier Crettenand and Christofer Ramirez, each with seven goals on the season, while Crettenand, Christopher Santana, and Seung Ju Kim have three assists each.
The Aztex are coming off of two straight losses, with the most recent being a 0-1 loss to Portland Timbers 2. Kris Tyrpak and Trevin Caesar lead Austin with seven goals each, while five players have recorded two assists on the season.
Saturday will be the first meeting of the season between the two clubs as the Blues look to jump back into a playoff spot in the Western Conference.