Monthly Archives: April 2018


RECAP: LUFC Wins its Home Opener Against Vancouver

April 30, 2018

Eugene, OR – Lane United FC held their home opener April 28 under the lights and in heavy rain at Les Schwab Sports Park. With a slew of goals from different players, LUFC walked away with a resounding 4-0 win over the Vancouver Victory.

The Lane United scoring started in the first half at the 28th minute from a good header by Sean Dorman off  of a corner and again at the 43rd minute from a shot from Calvin Mitchell to go into half with a 2-0 lead. Coach John Galas made several changes at half to give players minutes as the squad is still being solidified, but you wouldn’t have been able to tell as LUFC notched their third goal in the 57th with an unassisted goal by Alex Baker as the ball bounced around the box after a corner, that was finally punched in by Baker. The scoring finished off in the 67th minute with a Vancouver Victory own goal.

Facing Vancouver Victory
Saturday marked the Vancouver Victory’s second game of the season, and they came to Les Schwab Sports Park with a 3-0 win over North Idaho College.

Lane United FC debut

As this was LUFC’s first game of the season and the squad’s first time playing together, expectations from Coach John Galas were to give trialists and rostered players minutes to give everyone a first glance of this year’s team.

Next Game

Next up, Lane Untied FC faces Northwest Christian University this Saturday May 5th at 7PM at Les Schwab Sports Park.

 

2018 Kickoff

April 28, 2018

Today marks the first day of Lane United’s 2018 season. The season starts with a free admission game against the Vancouver Victory. The game kicks off at 7PM at Les Schwab Sports Park on our new field for the season. The Victory are coached by Logan Emory, and assisted by Scott Lewis and Otis Holt. Coach Emory is also the assistant coach for the University of Portland men’s soccer team. The Victory are coming off of their first game last weekend again North Idaho College, where they won 3-1.

 

The Reds will suit up many trialists who are still in the running for a roster spot for the season. The roster will be finalized after today’s game. Come cheer on the Red’s to a successful start to this year’s 2018 campaign!

2018 Partners: Agate Alley Bistro, Hilton Garden Inn

April 27, 2018

We are excited to announce returning partners, Agate Alley Bistro and Hilton Garden Inn.

 

Agate Alley Bistro is the returning official kit sponsor of Lane United’s Over 35 Men’s Soccer League. They also provide a food cart at LUFC home games. Agate Alley is one of the Eugene-area’s best restaurants and we are thrilled to partner with them. Agate Alley just celebrated their 10th year anniversary and we were there to celebrate this momentous year! We are excited to still have such a great partnership with them.

 

Hilton Garden Inn used in Eugene-Springfield is the official team hotel of LUFC. Hilton Garden Inn Eugene-Springfield offers excellent services and a convenient location for all Eugene/Springfield area events and activities.

 

Look for Agate Alley Bistro and Hilton Garden Inn for all of your travel and dining needs.

LUFC Announces Partnership with Hawes, Kick City & LYSA

Lane United is pleased to announce that we have teamed up again with Hawes Financial Group, Kick City and Lane Youth Soccer Association

 

Hawes Financial Group was founded in 1933 in Lane County, Oregon, where their main operations are still located. The corporation is privately owned, and has grown to incorporate a full range of professional service companies, including Hawes Technologies, HealthFirst Financial, Inc., Professional Credit Service, and HeRO Business Services. Each individual company proudly shares a common culture of integrity, innovation, and continuous improvement.

 

Kick City is Eugene’s locally owned, conveniently placed indoor sports facility located in Springfield, Oregon. They have two indoor soccer fields and five outdoor batting cages and one of the best sports pub and soccer pro shop in the Eugene/Springfield area. Where else can you watch live soccer, hit a few balls, hang out with friends while enjoying great food, and shop for soccer gear?

 

Lane Youth Soccer Association provides a fun, competitive youth soccer experience for ALL children of Lane County ages 4 to 19.  Skill development and a love for the game is taught within a co-ed, fun environment by trained, volunteer coaches and referees.  

 

2018 Home Opener

April 26, 2018

Lane United is pleased to announce some exciting news for the 2018 home field and opening game! LUFC will be kicking off the season by giving away FREE ADMISSION to the season opener this Saturday at Les Schwab Sports Park at 7PM. The Reds will be facing the Vancouver Victory. This game will be the last chance for many of the trialists to clench a spot on this season’s roster before the roster is finalized. Come see what this season’s Lane United squad is all about.

(2018 LUFC home field rendering)

This season the Reds will be playing on a new pitch so they can have a better playing surface. It will be a great new field for the boys. Having said that, the permanent bleachers around the new field won’t be installed until the league home opener on May 20. There will be limited seating but plenty of standing room, and the Red Aces grand stand behind the goal.

As always, Lane United’s favorite beer and ciders will be available at the game, brought to you by Oakshire Brewing and 2Towns Cider house. This game will feature one of Eugene’s favorite food trucks, Taco Intrusion. And this season’s LUFC kits and other new merchandise will be available to purchase at our march tent.

We look forward to seeing everyone at the home opener this Saturday to cheer the Reds onto a successful 2018 season!

 

2018 Roster Updates: Stadler to Return and Newcomer Willie Spurr

LUFC is proud to announce the return of our fearless captain and three time Red, Jon Stadler.

Jon Stadler – A solid defender transferred from Oregon State to Milwaukee after his freshman season. Steady backline presence earned him Second Team All-Horizon League honors following his junior season. Stadler set career-highs in games playing all 19 games logging 1,634 minutes. He helped his team record six shutouts.

“I honestly didn’t think we would sign Jon this year, as he recently finished up with college career and was really close to singing a pro contract.  I’m a bit surprised he hasn’t latched on somewhere to be honest, but I think I can speak for all us here at the club when I say we are delighted to welcome him back.  He brings great experience, leadership and passion each and every day and he will certainly strengthen our back line this year as we look to improve on that from last year.  Our goal for Jon is to make sure he has a good campaign for us, stays in good form and hopefully gets picked up by a USL club.” Says John Galas

Willie Spurr – A four year starter at the Evergreen State College, Spurr helped lead his team to its best record in school history his senior season. Spurr notched 25 goals and 11 assists in 72 collegiate games. He earned himself Cascade Collegiate Conference Newcomer of the Year his freshman season and All-CCC First Team accolades all for years. He achieved All-American Honorable Mention his final season. Spurr has also competed with the TimbersU23s and the Kitsap Pumas.
“Willie brings great experience in this league, most recently having played for the Timbers U-23’s last year in their inaugural season in Salem.  He was a key part of their success last year and brings a wealth of technical ability, and can play in a variety of attacking positions.  He fits our style of play well and I think he will enjoy his time here at the club.” – John Galas

LUFC Partners with Level Up, Oregon Medical Group

Lane United is pleased to announce some more partnerships for this season: Level Up Arcade, Oregon Medical Group and Synergy teamed up with Food For Lane County.

 

Level Up Arcade will be this season’s official viewing partner for Lane Untied FC. Level Up has already hosted our Ticket Launch on April 21 to kick off this partnership. As one of the most successful and fun arcades around Eugene. Inside Level Up you will find lots of standup arcade games, a few cocktail games, drivers shooter, golf, a long wall of pinball games and more.  We are excited to be spending a lot more time with the Level Up team and fans this season.

 

Oregon Medical Group will be the official primary care based, multispecialty physician group of Lane United FC. With offices throughout the Eugene/Springfield area, the group consists of internists, family practitioners, pediatricians, obstetricians / gynecologists and specialists including orthopedics, otolaryngology, endocrinology, gastroenterology, pain management, podiatry, rheumatology, dermatology, sports medicine and neurology.  They have a wide variety of ancillary services to support efficient patient care and access, including laboratory, diagnostic imaging, a women’s breast health center (Cedar Clinic), infusion services, anticoagulation, audiology, physical therapy and travel medicine. We are very pleased to be teaming up with OMG this season.

 

Look for events and our games being streamed at Level Up throughout the season and for presence from Oregon Medical Group at all of our home games this season.

 

LUFC Partners with Backpackers Pantry, Chambers, Cornucopia & Eugene True Value

April 25, 2018

Lane United is pleased to announce our returning partners for this season, Backpackers Pantry, Chambers Construction, Cornucopia and Eugene True Value.

Backpackers Pantry is dedicated to creating dishes that satisfy not only the backpacker’s and outdoor enthusiasts palate but nutritional needs as well. Their customers are hikers, climbers, kayakers, bikers and all lovers of the outdoors. High in protein, vitamins and carbohydrates, Backpacker’s Pantry meals are designed to fuel any type of adventure, and they require only minimal preparation to enjoy.

Chambers Construction  has served communities of Eugene/Springfield, the Willamette Valley and throughout Oregon and the Northwest sine 1955. Today, they maintain the same integrity, responsiveness and devotion to building and maintaining relationships with their clients, the community and partners alike.

Cornucopia has been consistently voted Eugene’s Favorite Burger for several years in a row running. Cornucopia is a local Eugene favorite with two unique locations serving breakfast, lunch and dinner daily, with the best in locally-sourced modern pub fare and craft beverages.

Eugene True Value is your local store to find inspiration, motivation and ideas to take on your next DIY or home improvement adventure. Let’s work together, behind every project is a True Value.

LUFC Teams up with Tensegrity, InEugene, Synergy and Food for Lane County

April 24, 2018

Lane United is proud to announce that we have teamed up with InEugene Real Estate, Tensegrity, Synergy and Food for Lane County for the 2018 season.

 

InEugene Real Estate is the official real estate group of Lane United FC. InEugene  is one of Eugene’s premier Realtors. Their dedication to serving their community and the integrity which they carry into all of their business relationships makes their support a valuable asset for Lane United and we are proud to partner with them.

 

Tensegrity as Lane United’s official training partner for the 2018 season. They are our official training kit sponsor as well as the back of jersey Lane United 7v7 Pub League kit sponsor. Tensegrity Physical Therapy, located in downtown Eugene, is the leading physical therapy and biomechanics research center in the area. Tensegrity provides top-notch physical therapy and rehabilitation services for athletes and non-athletes alike. Their dedication to helping their patients return to full function and health is unmatched and we are proud to have their support for the 2018 season.

 

Synergy in tandem with Food for Lane Country is this season’s community outreach program. For every goal scored by LUFC, Synergy has committed to donating 300 meals to Food For Lane County.

Synergy Medical Systems provide physicians, hospitals and ambulatory surgery centers with comprehensive durable mdical equipment (DME) support for the healing and recovery of their patients. Synergy Medical Systems distributes, fits and provides service in over an extensive range of DME for post-operative and clinical care.

FOOD for Lane County is a private, 501(c)(3) nonprofit food bank founded in 1984 and dedicated to eliminating hunger by creating access to food. They accomplish this by soliciting, collecting, rescuing, growing, preparing and packaging food for distribution through a network of more than 150 social service agencies and programs; through public awareness, education and community advocacy; and through programs designed to improve the ability of low-income individuals to maintain an adequate supply of wholesome, nutritious food.

 

We are so excite about these partnerships helping LUFC be a better club.

LUFC Announces 2018 Jersey sponsors: Oakshire Brewing and 2Towns Cider House

April 23, 2018

We are very excited to announce this year’s returning title sponsor featured on the front of the 2018 kits, Oakshire Brewing. In February 2014, Eugene-based Oakshire Brewing became Lane United’s exclusive jersey sponsor for the 2014-16 seasons. We are thrilled to continue this great partnership and keep Oakshire as our front of jersey sponsor for the 2018 season. Oakshire was founded in 2006 and its Public House, in the Whiteaker neighborhood of Eugene, serves as a great place for the city to connect. Lane United is thrilled to be partnered with a fantastic locally owned and operated business like Oakshire.

 

In tandem with the front of jersey partnership, we are equally as excited to share our partnership with 2Towns Ciderhouse as our back of jersey sponsor for the 2018 season. 2 Towns Ciderhouse aspires to make craft cider that is accessible to the people, utilizing quality Northwest ingredients and practices, without being afraid to do things differently. Much like their cider, 2 Towns Ciderhouse is bold, unique, and filled with energy. They are committed to fostering an environment of fairness, empowerment, and security. They believe craft beverages should be simple, so we simply use the whole fruits that nature provides, and nothing else.

 

Look for Oakshire and 2Towns presence at all Lane United FC events.

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