Lane United Signs Midfielder Michael Bajza from Sounders U-23s

June 22, 2016

Reds fans may have noticed a new face in the holding midfield role during Thursday night’s 1-0 victory over the Calgary Foothills FC. Lane United FC is excited to announce that player is Michael Bajza. Bajza has played two seasons in the PDL with the Seattle Sounders U-23’s and was signed by LUFC following Sunday’s home win against Seattle.

Originally from Tampa, Florida, Michael attends the University of South Florida, where the midfielder appeared in 17 games for the Bulls during the 2015 season. Prior to attending the University of South Florida, Bajza played for NC State where he led the team in 2014 with four goals and four assists. Bajza also played for USSDA club Shattuck Saint Mary’s, and was ranked among the top 100 recruits in the country by TopDrawerSoccer.com.

Head Coach John Galas commented, “Adding another quality player like Michael will only help us as we enter a grueling stretch of our season. He has tremendous quality, unbelievable passing range, and he will certainly add to our depth and compete for starts immediately. I have to thank Coach Sawatsky with the Sounders U-23’s for looking out for Michael’s best interest and allowing him to come down here to finish out the PDL season with us. I’ve actively recruited him for the last three seasons, and I’m excited I finally get to work with him at Lane United and help him achieve his goals. I think our fans will enjoy his commitment to the club, his passion on the field, and his overall quality as a player and person.”

Lane United’s next home game is Friday, June 24th against local Liga Unida team, Club Jalisco. Kickoff is at 7PM at Willamalane. Tickets can be purchased here.