From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
||Michael Orozco Fiscal
|Date of birth
||February 7, 1986
|Place of birth
||Orange, California, United States
||1.80 m (5 ft 11 in)
(On loan from San Luis)
||→ Philadelphia Union (loan)
||United States U-23
|* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of January 29, 2010.
† Appearances (Goals).
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of January 29, 2010
Michael Orozco Fiscal (born February 7, 1986, in Orange, California) is an American soccer player who plays as a defender for Philadelphia Union in Major League Soccer on loan from San Luis.
Professional club career
Orozco made his professional debut for San Luis during the Apertura 2006 tournament, when he entered as a second-half substitute against Tigres UANL, but was sent off after just two minutes. He has played 55 league matches for the club through August 2008. In January 2010, Orozco left San Luis to join MLS side Philadelphia Union on loan.
National team career
Orozco was called into numerous American U-23 camps in preparation for the 2008 Summer Olympics in Beijing. He helped the U-23 national team to qualify for the 2008 Olympics with stellar performance on defense; he was included in the Best XI of the 2008 CONCACAF Men’s Olympic Qualification All-Tournament Team. On July 17, 2008, Orozco was named to the U.S. team for the 2008 Olympics in Beijing. Orozco started all three games for the U.S., but received a red card in the third minute of U.S.'s 2-1 loss to Nigeria in the final group game for throwing an intentional elbow to the chest of Solomon Okoronkwo.
On August 28, 2008, Orozco was called up to his first full national team camp, in preparation for the United States' qualifiers against Cuba and Trinidad and Tobago.