Monthly Archives: March 2018
LUFC has committed returning brother-team and local talents from South Eugene High School, Collin and Casey ChubbFertal to add to the strength of this season’s roster. The ChubbFertal brothers join LUFC for the second year in a row from Redland’s University.
Casey ChubbFertal – A Redland’s University senior midfielder, Casey started and played in Redland’s 25 games scoring 11 goals and 8 assists to total 30 points. He was 24th in the country in Division III soccer in goals scored and helped lead the team to a school record breaking No 7 ranking and an Elite 8 appearance in the national championship. Casey said, “I am very excited to be able to play for Lane again this up coming season. It has been amazing to see the progress of the team and club over the last couple years and am excited to be apart of it again as it continues to grow its fan base and raise the level of play on the field.”
“Casey has been an important player for our club in the past and we are delighted to welcome him back for another season. How he hasn’t been signed as a professional yet is a bit of a mystery. I certainly hope this season helps him in his development and showcases his talents.” – John Galas
Collin ChubbFertal – During his freshman season, Collin played in 16 games throughout the season netting 4 goals out of 16 shots, 7 of which were on target. He ended the season with 8 points and is looking to keep the momentum of his goalscoring freshman season into this LUFC season. “I’m excited to play and compete with some of the best players in college soccer and being a homegrown I’m exited to prove my worth and and do what I can to help this club exceed its expectations.” says Collin.
“It is a pleasure to welcome Collin back to Lane United. His composure and versatility on the field greatly strengthens our squad. The Red Aces and the fans will be happy to cheer for another homegrown player.” -John Galas
Lane United adds three more players to this season’s roster. Three Oregon State University players will trade in their Beaver orange and black for the Lane United red; Hassani Dotson, Matthis Binder and Eric Diaz.
Hassani Dotson – Going into his senior season at Oregon State, Dotson is a pacific northwest local phenom coming out of Washington’s Crossfire Academy. Dotson has charted over 17 games in every season playing in both the midfield and fullback roles. His must successful season was his junior season where he received honors as a Pac-12 All-Academic Honorable Mention. Dotson will be joining LUFC for the second season as a midfielder hoping to continue to build off of the successes of his most recent college season.
“Another dynamic, versatile and athletic midfielder, Hassani will give us much quality and depth this year. I love his work-rate, his attitude and competitiveness and expect great things from him this summer and into his final campaign at OSU in the fall. ” – John Galas
Matthias Binder – A Redshirt midfield junior joins LUFC again from Oregon State. Binder transferred from Wisconsin-Milwaukee after three years where he appeared in 35 games with 34 started. He charted 8 points after two foals and four assists during the 2015-2016 seasons. He saw 2,646 minutes before transferring to OSU where he has logged 663 minutes over the last season. This last season he appeared in 12 matches and had 9 starts. Binder comes to the US from Bad Fish, Austria.
“ Binder is such a dynamic center mid, who fits our style of play so well. Having him back for his third season gives us both experience and leadership in the midfield and in the locker room. As he prepares for his final year at Oregon State in the fall, this is an important summer for him, and I look forward to working with him again. ” – John Galas
Eric Diaz – Joins LUFC as a junior defender from Woodburn, OR. Diaz appeared in 35 matches with 27 starts in his first two seasons with Oregon State. He also ended the season with one assist and one game winner out of nine shots on the season. Diaz is a Portland Timbers Academy alum.
LUFC has finalized the 2018 schedule after adding some additional out-of-league and exhibition games. With 11 home games and three games each against local rivals like Seattle U23 and Timbers U23, we are excited to officially announce Lane United’s full 2018 schedule.
To see full schedule with locations click here https://www.laneunitedfc.com/2018-schedule
We are thrilled to announce another former Lane United FC Red who has signed with a USL club. Jordan Jones has signed with Houston Dynamo’s USL affiliate club, RGVFC Toros, announced yesterday.
” Jordan is such an athletic, hard-working goal scorer, I think he will fit in well with the Toros, and have a successful first year as a pro. He has worked so hard on his craft, and this is well deserved” – John Galas
Jones was drafted by Los Angeles FC with the 47th overall pick in the 2018 MLS SuperDraft. The Pacific Grove, California native played for Oregon State University where he scored 29 goals and dished four assists during his college career. Jones was named to the Second Team All-Pacific 12 Conference in 2016 and 2017.
Jones was a member of the 2015 and 2016 LUFC squad. During his time Jordan was the first-choice strike partner for Khiry Shelton. Jones joined LUFC from Oregon State where, as a freshman, he started 16 of the Beavers’ 21 matches and knocked in 8 goals, good for third on the team.
“I enjoyed the two seasons I spend with Lane United. I am very thankful for the time and effort John Galas put into my development as a player and couldn’t have asked for a better group of players to be around. There was always a very high standard with everything done at the club, which was something I really appreciated. I wish nothing but the best for John, his staff, and the rest of the team as they prepare for the upcoming PDL season.” – Jordan Jones
LA Galaxy II have signed goalkeeper and former Red, Wade Hamilton announced yesterday. Hamilton is from Murrieta, California and joins Los Dos after two seasons with Portland Timbers 2.
“We are thrilled for Wade to continue his professional career this year with the USL LA Galaxy II. They are getting a wonderful talent, but above all a great person. I’m sure Wade is delighted to be home playing in front of his friends and family.” Says Coach John Galas.
Hamilton was drafted by Portland Timbers in the 2016 MLS SuperDraft and made his debut for the team on June 29, 2016. In his two seasons with Portland Timbers 2, Hamilton made 22 appearances.
Hamilton was a member of the 2014 LUFC squad from his now alma mater, Cal Poly. During that time he was also called in with the U23 National team.
Lane United FC have continued to strengthen the relationship forged with Creighton University to help build the 2018 roster. After former Red and Creighton University alum, Ricky Lopez-Espin was drafted in this year’s MLS superdraft to Real Salt Lake, LUFC was happy to bring in a few more Creighton players to add to this season’s roster.
Joining the 2018 squad, LUFC has committed Creighton University’s Antony Macchione, Julius Fohr (pending ITC) and Paul Kruse (pending ITC).
Macchione A returning LUFC Red and Creighton redshirt junior and a classic #9. He transferred from Akron during the spring of 2017. During his time with Akron, he appeared in 18 matches as a freshman and 13 as a sophomore before transferring to Creighton where he competed in their spring season logging 4 matches and 1 goal. Macchione is a Portland Timbers Academy alum where he led the team in goals with three game winners in 2012 and 2013.
“ Excited to have Anthony back with us this summer. I am delighted to work with him again and expect him to have a big impact this summer. He is so clinical in front of goal, and if he finds his form, I think he’ll have a great summer and carry that into his fall campaign with Creighton” – John Galas
Fohr A center back and international from Berlin, Germany, has just finished his freshman season at Creighton. He appeared in 19 matches, starting in 14 of them, becoming the only freshman to log over 1,000 minutes in his freshman season. He also notched one point on an assist against No. 12 Loyola- Chicago. Prior to Creighton he played most recently at the club level for SpVgg Burgbrohl. Fohr’s participation is still pending league and International approval.
“ Julius comes to us highly recommended from Creighton and I think he will fit in well with this group we are building. He logged some good minutes at Creighton this past fall and showed his quality throughout the year. I am really looking forward to working with him this summer and help in his continued development.” – John Galas
Paul Kruse – Creighton University charts its fourth member of this season’s LUFC roster with the addition of goalkeeper, Paul Kruse. Kruse just began his freshman year in December, joining the BlueJays just in time for the 2018 spring season. Kruse is originally from Heibronn, Germany where he compete with TSG 1899 Hoffenheim Academy. He led the squad to the 2016 German National Championship and is a part of the U18 German National Team Pool.
“ Paul continues our long line of quality goalkeeping at this club. The “Big German” has a great pedigree spending time with the U18 German National Team and will immediately compete for playing time this summer. I am thrilled to have the opportunity to work with him as he prepares for his first full collegiate season this fall at Creighton. ” – John Galas