USLSoccer.com Staff Report
Tuesday, February 9, 2016
IRVINE, Calif. – Orange County Blues FC has announced the return of defender Jack McCracken, after the club picked up his option for the 2016 USL season.
McCracken had a strong rookie year as the Blues finished top of the USL’s Western Conference as he made 22 appearances and recorded a pair of assists in more than 1,500 minutes of action. A former standout at Loyola Marymount, McCracken said he is looking forward to his second season with the club.
“I’m excited to be back and playing for the OC Blues again in 2016,” said McCracken. “I’m looking forward to building on the success from last year and taking it to another level.”
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The Blues recorded a franchise-record eight shutouts in 2015, and finished with the third-best defensive record in the Western Conference with 34 goals against. In addition to McCracken’s return, Orange County had previously announced the return of standout center back Brenton Griffiths as it looks to remain strong defensively this season.“Jack was a very important part of our back line last season,” said Head Coach and General Manager Oliver Wyss. “We see a lot of potential in him and we are excited to bring him back for 2016.”