May 28, 2024

OC Sports Zone: Community First

Orange County Soccer Club signs promising 21-year-old forward Ronaldo Damus

Ronaldo Damus has been signed by the OC Soccer Club. (Photo courtesy OC Soccer Club)

Orange County Soccer Club officials announced Tuesday that the team has signed forward Ronaldo Damus pending league and federation approval. He will be the sixth off-season addition for the team.

“We are delighted to add Ronaldo, one of the top young forwards in the USL to our roster,” said OCSC President of Soccer Operations Oliver Wyss in a statement. ”Ronaldo is a real talent with a bright future ahead of him and he will continue to develop in our professional environment. We are looking forward to showcasing him in Orange County and preparing him for his goal to play on the highest level in Europe.”

Damus, 21, scored five goals and notched two assists in 13 games with North Texas SC in USL League One during the shortened 2020 season. In his first season, Damus averaged a goal every 97.3 minutes. The striker scored 16 goals in 20 regular season matches and subsequently won the 2019 USL League One Golden Boot.

Before signing with North Texas SC in January of 2019, Damus joined the FC Dallas Under-19 Academy team halfway through the 2017-2018 season and scored 12 goals in 13 matches. 

 “I’m very eager to start working with Ronaldo,” said OCSC Coach Braeden Cloutier. “He is a very exciting young prospect that has a talent for scoring goals.”