2017 Player Announcements: Week Two
Lane United has started announcing players for the 2017 PDL season. Each week we will release a new group of players as the season gets closer. All announced signings are pending league approval.
Hometown: Vancouver, Washington
2016 season with Portland Timbers U23’s: Appeared in nine games, tallying 632 minutes on the field. Took three shots on the season, one each against the Washington Crossfire on June 3, Seattle Sounders U23’s on June 25, and against the Crossfire on July 9.
2016 season with Creighton: Started all 23 matches for the Bluejays and was the only player to play all 2,150 possible minutes. Helped lead the Creighton defense to eight shutouts. Scored his second career goal against Penn, also turned out to be his first game-winner. Recorded a career-high four shots against UMKC.
Prescott: “After playing against Lane United for the past few years with the Portland Timbers organization I have always admired the atmosphere that the Lane supporters have brought to each and every game whether home or away. I am very excited to have the opportunity to be a part of it now. I ultimately chose Lane United because it allows me an opportunity to play alongside many extremely talented players. I believe this can help me elevate my game to the next level and I am looking forward to becoming a part of this fantastic program in the summer.”
Coach Galas: “Peter is a proven center back in the BIG EAST. He was a fixture at CB for Creighton last year playing every minute of the season. He has PDL experience with the Timbers U23’s, and he will bring a tremendous amount of experience to our backline this year. At 6’4 he is an imposing player and will give us a CB that can dominate in the air, and he certainly gives us an aerial threat on set pieces. I am thrilled to welcome him to the club this summer.”
College: Oregon State
Hometown: Vinaros, Spain
2016 season with OSU: Appeared in 16 of the Beavers 18 games, making nine starts on the season. Tallied 750 minutes on the field in his 16 appearances. Scored a goal in the Beavers 2-0 win September 17 at UNLV. Had four assists on the season, one each against Depaul (Aug. 26), Wright State (Aug. 28), San Diego State (Sep. 29), and UCLA (Nov. 6). Had 11 shots on the season, including a season high four against Ohio State September 5.
Miralles: “I am eager to join Lane United this coming summer. I’ve heard great things about the program and the coaching staff and I am very excited to get to work with them. I look forward to meeting the team, training hard, competing, and improving as a player. Ultimately, I hope we all can give our best football and effort to help the team win the championship.”
Coach Galas: “Jaime is a box to box midfielder who will give us great quality. Having just returned from my stint with Villarreal CF, I was fortunate enough to meet a few of his old coaches at the club, and they all speak so highly of him as a person and player. Adding another proven PAC-12 player from Oregon State only strengthens our team this year and makes us so competitive in all positions. Jaime is a very technical player, has a tremendous soccer brain, and is one of the most well rounded student-athletes I have met. I am eager to start working with him this summer and help in his development.”
College: University of Portland
Hometown: San Diego, California
Previous PDL: FC Tucson, Seattle Sounders U23
2016 season with Portland: Appeared in 12 of the Pilots 19 games on the year, making seven starts and logging 487 minutes…missed seven games due to injury…recorded two assists..the first August 28 in a 2-1 win over DePaul and second on September 22 in a 3-1 victory on the road at Grand Canyon…took six shots on the season, including a season high two against Grand Canyon.
Named All-West Coast Conference Honorable Mention in 2015 after tying for second on the team with four assists…also scored two goals. WCC All-Freshman Team and All-West Coast Conference Honorable Mention in 2014…third on team with four goals and 10 points…also had two assists.
Zambrano: “I’m really excited to join the Lane United program. I’ve been looking at LUFC since my freshman year and I’m glad that I finally get to represent such a wonderful organization that’s like a family. I also can’t wait to suit up and play in front of the best fans in the PDL. I’m looking forward to growing as a player and competing every day against top college players.”
Coach Galas: “Brandon is a gifted attacking player, has great quality on the ball and is so dangerous in 1v1 situations and combining with his teammates. He will fit in really well with our style of play, and we are delighted to finally welcome him to the club. It is always a positive when we can attract some of the best talent in the NW to stay home and play over the summer. As an all-league selection out of the WCC at the University of Portland and with experience with two of the premier PDL clubs in the nation in FC Tucson and the Seattle Sounders U23’s, he will bring great maturity and experience to our group this year.”
Hometown: Eugene, Oregon
2016 season with Lane United: Played in seven games, logging 490 minutes on the season…scored a goal on July 11 in a 2-2 draw at Victoria…took three shots on the season, including two in a 2-1 defeat at Kitsap on July 9.
2016 season with Redlands: Played in and started all 25 games on the season for the Bulldogs…second on the team with 11 goals…led the Bulldogs with eight assists…30 points on the season was good for second best on the team…third on team with 45 shots, including 22 on goal…led team with five game-winning goals.
Named First Team NSCAA All-West Region and First Team All-Conference in the SCIAC.
ChubbFertal: “I’m excited to have the opportunity to come back and play for Lane United again for the level of players the club brings in, the atmosphere the fans bring to each game, and how well the team is led by the coaching staff. It is also always great to play in my hometown in front of friends and family.”
Coach Galas: “Casey is such an incredible athlete that can play in a variety of positions. He gives us great quality as a 6, can play up top, or as a left back. I’m very much looking forward to working with Casey again this summer. As a homegrown player he’s always been a fan favorite and I’m thrilled he is putting the uniform on again for us this summer in front of his home crowd.”
Hometown: Portland, Oregon
2016 season with Lane United: Played in all 13 games for the Reds while leading the team in minutes with 1,087…was an integral part of the Lane United defense that held opponents scoreless five times on the year.
2016 season with Milwaukee: Played in all 19 games while making 17 starts and seeing the field for 1634 minutes with the Panthers on the season…recorded an assist on September 6 against Drake in a 3-2 defeat.
Stadler: “I’m really excited to get back at it with the guys returning, as well as seeing the new talent coming in. This is going to be my third year at LUFC and I definitely think it will be the most exciting year yet. I can’t wait to get back with training under coach Galas as I’ve grown very keen to his coaching style and put all my trust in him as a coach. We’re due for a conference championship and postseason play.”
Coach Galas: “Over the course of his first two seasons here with LUFC, Jon has improved each year. He was a fixture for us as a CB last year, and for my money was one of the most consistent CB’s in our division. He brings tremendous energy and passion to each and every training session and that certainly carries over to our matches. He is well respected by his peers as he leads by example on and off the field. I am looking forward to welcoming Jon back to the club the summer.”