Jack Imperato Joins Orange County SC for 2021 USL Campaign
Orange County SC of the USL announced the latest addition to its 2021 roster. With a month until the season kicks off, OCSC welcome a Northern California prospect that returns to the United States from Villarreal CF’s youth academy system.
USL NEWS: On Wednesday, April 7, Orange County SC announced the acquisition of midfielder John “Jack” Imperato. Pending league and federation approval, Imperato will suit up for OCSC on a transfer from Villarreal CF U19 for the 2021 campaign.
“I’m looking forward to working with Jack, a talented young American player. He will gain a lot of experience playing alongside the competitive side that we have put together,” said OCSC head coach Braeden Cloutier.
“We are very pleased to transfer Jack, a very talented US Youth International to our roster from Villarreal,” said OCSC President of Soccer Operations Oliver Wyss. “We are convinced he will develop on and off the field in Orange County and move back to Europe when the time is right!”
“Jack is joining us from one of the absolute best European Academies and he will gain valuable experience in our professional environment.Oliver Wyss – OCSC President of Soccer Operations
Born in Dallas, Texas, Imperato grew up playing soccer in San Jose, California. In 2018 at 16 years old, Imperato moved to Spain following a youth career with De Anza Force.
During the 2018 season in Spain, Imperato played for the Villarreal CF Academy and spent part of the 2019-20 season on loan at CD Roda. CD Roda is also based in Villarreal and shares its youth system with Villarreal CF. Imperato signed a contract with Villarreal CF U19 on October 30, 2020.
Internationally, Imperato has been called up to multiple U.S. youth national team camps, including the 2019 Nike International Friendlies in Lakewood Ranch, Florida. Imperato made nine total appearances at the U15 and U17 levels.
“I’m super excited to join and get started with OC in this next step of my journey.”Jack Imperato, OCSC Player
Orange County SC awaits its opening match of the 2021 USL Championship Season. OCSC will travel to take on Tacoma Defiance on Sunday, May 8th. Match time has yet to be determined.
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