Match Preview: Lane United Host South Sound FC in Non-League Friendly
EUGENE, Ore. — Following a tough weekend on the road in Washington, Lane United are back at home this week for their first non-league friendly of the season. The Reds will host South Sound FC of the Evergreen Premier League in Washington. The two teams have met once before in 2015 when Lane United hosted South Sound in a friendly that resulted in a 3-1 Lane United win.
South Sound FC through 7 games in the EPLWA season currently sit in fourth place, with 9 points. The Evergreen Premier League is an elite amateur men’s soccer league that is comprised primarily of U-23 teams and maintains a USASA Premier League fourth-division status.
Coach John Galas shared his expectations for the match, saying, “We are excited to host South Sound FC again this year. Last year’s match was a great test for us, as we trailed 1-0 at the break and really had to play well in the second half to get a result. Playing them a bit later in the year this year will give us an opportunity to play a lot of bodies, keep some guys in rhythm, and also allow some guys to get minutes who need to either boost fitness, or who are just coming back from injury. Expect to see some new faces Thursday night for the Reds.”
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. Thursday’s game will feature food and beverage options from Chachi’s Burritos, I Scream for Waffles, 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. South Sound FC
WILLAMALANE, Eugene, Ore.
June 9, 2016 (WEEK 6, non-league friendly)
7:00 p.m. PT
Lane United host non-league rivals South Sound FC in their first friendly match of the season. South Sound play in the Evergreen Premier League in Washington.
REFEREE: William Baldwin AR1 (bench): Ian Miller AR2(opposite): Joe Cowman 4th: Steve Bailey
ALL-TIME (1 meeting): Lane United: 1 win, 3 goals … South Sound: 0 wins, 1 goal
AT Willamlane (1 meeting): Lane United: 1 win, 3 goals … South Sound: 0 wins, 5 goals
Lane United 1 win 3-1 (home, friendly)
South Sound 0 wins