Match Preview: Lane United Host Cascadia Rival Seattle Sounders U-23s
EUGENE, Ore. — Nine days after playing Seattle Sounders U-23s in Washington, Lane United will host the Sounders U-23s at Willamalane on Sunday at 4pm. Last week’s game was a close-fought and controversial battle ending 2-1 in the Sounders’ favor after an injury time winner against the run of play in spite of the Reds being down a man for 20-odd minutes after Akeem Ward was sent off. The game started brightly for the Sounders who scored in the 3rd minute off the underside of the crossbar, but video evidence suggests the ball did not in fact cross the line.
Opting for a later start than most, Sunday’s match is one of nine games that the Sounders U-23s will play during the month of June, including a battle with local rivals Washington Crossfire tonight.
“This match against the Sounders U23’s could have significant playoff implications” said coach John Galas. “We had a tough match up in Sumner 9 days ago dropping points, so this game down here is of the utmost importance for us. We have had a good week of training, a quality Thursday night match vs South Sound FC, so I think our guys are in good rhythm and will be ready. We always match up well against them, and if we take our chances, manage the emotions and stay focused, I think we can get a result. We will need all our fans out in full force Sunday afternoon to pull us through this one.”
Fans can purchase tickets for the match online at laneunitedfc.com/tickets or at the gate. Tickets are $10 for adults and $5 for kids ages 6-12. Sunday’s game will feature food and beverage options from Chachi’s Burritos, Lani Moku Hawaiian Grill, and Oakshire Brewing. Lane United’s newly-expanded merchandise tent will also be available for fans looking to expand their LUFC wardrobe.
Lane United FC vs. Seattle Sounders U-23s
WILLAMALANE, Eugene, Ore.
June 12, 2016 (WEEK 6, PDL Game #7)
4:00 p.m. PT
Lane United host Cascadia rivals Seattle Sounders U-23s one week after losing to the Sounders U-23s in Wahsington.
REFEREES: Center: Pawel Sojka AR1: JJ Blodgett AR2: Michael Armstrong 4th: Paul Woodhead
ALL-TIME (5 meetings): Lane United: 1 win, 3 goals … Seattle: 4 wins, 9 goals
AT WILLAMALANE (2 meetings): Lane United: 1 win, 2 goals … Seattle: 1 win, 2 goals
Lane United 0 wins
Seattle 2 wins, 1-0 (home) … 1-2 (at Lane United)