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Timbers Draft Former LUFC Goalkeeper

January 22, 2016

Former Lane United FC Goalkeeper Wade Hamilton was drafted by the Portland Timbers on January 19th, during the third round of the MLS SuperDraft. The Timbers selected Hamilton as the 61st overall pick in this year’s draft. Hamilton will be training with the Timbers’ highly talented goalkeepers, Jake Gleeson and Adam Kwarasey, the winner of the 2015 MLS Save of the Year Award.

Hamilton spent his college career playing for Cal Poly where he received numerous recognitions and honors including two Big-West Goalkeeper of the Year awards. Hamilton played every minute of every game during his last three years at Cal Poly and currently ranks second in program history with 293 saves, 18 shutouts, and 72 starts.
Stay tuned for more updates on Wade’s transition to the MLS and his journey with the Timbers.

Former LUFC Players Invited to 2016 MLS Player Combine

December 22, 2015

Former Lane United players Mikhail Doholis and Wade Hamilton have been invited to participate in the 2016 adidas MLS Player Combine. Both Doholis and Hamilton have been leading successful college careers since their time at LUFC.

Doholis recently finished his senior season at Oregon State University where he earned Pac-12 Honorable Mention team honors for his exceptional work on the field. Mikhail played for Lane United during the 2014 season where he provided a solid presence in the midfield.

Hamilton attends Cal Poly University where he helped lead the Mustangs’ men’s soccer team to the NCAA tournament for the first time in seven seasons. Hamilton was named Big-West Goalkeeper of the Year in 2014 and 2015 and ranked second in the conference in saves and shutouts during the 2015 season. Hamilton played for Lane United during the 2014 season.

Congratulations to Mikhail and Wade! We wish you both the best of luck in the Combine and in your future careers!

LUFC College Players Earn NCAA Honors

December 14, 2015

LUFC midfielder Casey ChubbFertal was recently named to the All-West second team by the NSCAA for his outstanding season at the University of Redlands. ChubbFertal netted six goals and had six assists during the season, provided a solid presence in the Bulldogs’ midfield. He was also named to the All-Conference First Team in November.

Oregon State alumni Timmy Mueller and Jordan Jones were also recognized by the NSCAA with Mueller earning second-team Far-West honors and Jones earning third-team recognition. Mueller scored six goals this year and Jones led the team with nine goals. Both players had game-winning goals during the season and together, scored fifteen of the Beaver’s nineteen goals this season.

Khiry Shelton Headed to New York with 2nd Overall Draft Pick

January 16, 2015

Former Lane United FC and Oregon State forward Khiry Shelton was chosen by the expansion New York City FC with the second pick of the 2015 MLS SuperDraft Thursday in Philadephia. Shelton had already signed a contract with the leagueahead of the draft and was expected to be a top-5 pick.

NYCFC snapped Shelton up before the Portland Timbers, who owned the fifth pick in this year’s draft. Shelton had represented the Timbers U-23 team in a showcase against a Major League Soccer Homegrown team at the 2014 MLS All-Star Weekend.

Shelton will now get the chance to train and play alongside international superstars David Villa and Frank Lampard, both of whom will play for NYCFC in the coming season. U.S. men’s national team forward Mix Diskerud also recently signed with NYCFC.

“On behalf of all of us at Lane United FC, we are absolutely thrilled for Khiry and his family today,” head coach John Galas said. “Being the 2nd overall draft pick in the 2015 MLS draft, and selected by NYCFC is simply incredible for Khiry. He has worked tremendously hard for this and all of his success is well deserved. It was an absolute honor to coach him this past summer, and I can’t wait to see what he does along side Villa, Lampard and company.”

Shelton’s high selection in the draft is a reflection of the status he gained after a standout senior season in 2014 with the Oregon State Beavers. He was named PAC-12 Player of the Year following a season in which he finished second in the nation with 12 assists and added 10 goals. He finished as Lane United’s second-highest goalscorer with three last season, despite featuring in only five of the team’s 15 games.

The 2015 MLS season begins the weekend of March 7/8.