Match Preview: Lane United FC @ Portland Timbers U-23s
EUGENE, Ore. — Coming off a 0-0 draw against Victoria Highlanders FC, Lane United heads to Portland to take on the Portland Timbers U-23s in their second away game of the season. Lane United defeated the Timbers U-23s inter first game of the 2016 season 1-0 at Tualatin Hills Athletic Center on May 7th. Since then, the Reds have tied Kitsap and Victoria in their last two home games and are eager for another win.
The Portland Timbers U-23s have struggled to begin the season, losing to Lane United in their first game and drawing with Victoria 1-1 on May 20th at Providence Park. Between those two matches, the Timbers U-23s had a U.S. Open Cup match against La Maquina, which they lost 0-2. The Timbers U-23s will have a roster with greater depth than the one which Lane United faced in their first game of the season as some players arrived after the season began. The Timbers’ roster also includes former Reds Timmy Mueller, Jordan Jones, and Devonte Small.
When asked about the upcoming match, coach John Galas said, “Heading into our 4th match of the year I am really pleased with this group. We have strung together a few decent results and hope we can continue that. We’ve defended extremely well in our first three matches, however we haven’t capitalized on our chances yet. We know the Timbers will roll out a very different group than the first match. They have added quality in each position since the opening match and we fully expect them to be much better. They have so much quality in that group, we will have to stay disciplined defensively and take our chances to get all three points. It will be a tough test for us, as we play at 11am and on the road in front of 5,000 screaming kids. It should make for a great atmosphere and a great match.”
Tuesday’s game will include additional festivities as part of Providence Health and Fitness Day. Thousands of Oregon middle school students will be at Providence Park to attend the game and learn more about incorporating healthy habits into their daily routines.
Fans interested in supporting Lane United in their second away game can join the Red Aces away game bus. Tickets are $45 per person, which includes a ticket to the game, transportation to and from the game, and Oakshire beer. For more information, visit the Red Aces website.
Lane United FC vs. Portland Timbers U-23s
PROVIDENCE PARK, Portland, Ore.
May 24, 2016 (WEEK 4, PDL Game #4)
11 a.m. PT
The second away game of Lane United’s 2016 PDL season is a matchup against Portland Timbers U-23s. Lane United began their season with a win against the Timbers U-2s and will look for a second win on the road.
ALL-TIME (5 meetings): Lane United: 2 wins, 4 goals … Portland: 2 wins, 4 goals … 1 tie
AT PORTLAND (3 meetings): Lane United: 1 win, 2 goals … Portland: 2 wins, 3 goals … 1 tie
Lane United 1 win, 1-0 (away)
Timbers 0 wins
Lane United 1 win, 2-0 (home)
Portland 1 win, 2-0 (home)