Lane United FC, Eugene’s semi-professional soccer team, has been nominated for two separate national PDL awards by the governing United Soccer Leagues (USL), the club announced Wednesday.
Lane United was one of four organizations nominated for the Premier Development League’s Rookie Franchise of the Year award. Lane United began play in the PDL in 2014 and were one of eight first-year franchises in the league nationwide. The other nominees were the Albuquerque Sol, the Cincinnati Dutch Lions, and the San Jose Earthquakes U23.
The Reds were also one of four nominees for the PDL Marketing Award. Lane United joined the Austin Aztex, FC Tucson, and Northwest Division rivals the Victoria Highlanders as the four clubs selected from all 64 PDL franchises eligible for the award.
The winners of the awards will be announced at the United Soccer Leagues’ Annual General Meeting, held December 10-14 in Florida. Lane United directors Dave and John Galas will attend the conference.