Match Preview: The Reds Take-on Washington Crossfire on the Road
Following Wednesday night’s controversial home match against Portland Timbers U-23s, Lane United heads to Washington for the first of a three-game road series. Tuesday’s match will mark the second time LUFC has competed against Washington Crossfire on their home turf this season. The first match ended in a 0-0 draw after 90 minutes of play in the sweltering sun.
Washington Crossfire joins Lane United and Victoria Highlanders in the middle of the Northwest Division table with 13 points apiece. The Reds have a slight edge over Crossfire and the Highlanders because they have played ten games to their fellow third-place contenders’ eleven. Crossfire will benefit from a nine day rest period leading up to Tuesday’s game, with their most recent match-up having been held on Sunday, June 26th. Crossfire lost 1-2 in an away game against Victoria.
“This will be a great test for us,” said coach Galas. “Crossfire have added a few new players and are well coached and very organized. We had trouble breaking them down last time we played them up here. We are a little banged up at the moment but we have had a great week of training and our guys certainly understand the significance of this match. We are still fighting for a playoff spot, and this is a must-win game.”
The Reds will face Crossfire tonight at 7PM then will have a short three-day break before hitting the road to take on Kitsap Pumas and Victoria Highlanders this weekend.
Lane United FC vs. Washington Crossfire
REDMOND HIGH SCHOOL, Redmond, Wash.
July 5, 2016 (WEEK 10, PDL Game #10)
7:30 p.m. PT
Lane United looks to keep their playoff hopes alive with a win on the road against Washington Crossfire.
REFEREE: Seth Martin AR1 (bench): Adam Sanchez B AR2(opposite): Kyle Thomas 4th: Benjamin Oakley
ALL-TIME (5 meetings): Lane United: 1 win, 5 goals … Washington: 2 wins, 6 goals … 2 ties
AT WASHINGTON (3 meetings): Lane United: 0 wins, 2 goals … Washington: 2 wins, 5 goals … 1 tie
AT WASHINGTON (1 meeting): Tie, 0-0
Lane United 1 win, 2-0 (home)
Washington 1 win, 3-1 (home)