PDL NW Update: Sounders U23 drop match to first-place Calgary

(Sounders U23 release) The Sounders U23 team played another tough PDL Northwest Division game on Sunday, May 21st at Sunset Stadium in Sumner, losing a late heartbreaker to Calgary Foothills by the score of 0-1. The Sounders U23 outshot Calgary 11 to 2 but could not find the back of the net.

On Friday the Sounders U23 topped the Timbers U23 1-0.

The game was physical and the first half saw an early chance just get past Colton Cavey for Sounders U23 as he was positioned well on the back post. Calgary were content to sit behind the ball on the day and bunkered in further after star forward Dominic Russo walked off 20 minutes into the game with a hamstring injury. The teams went into the half tied at 0-0.

Will Bagrou continued to hassle the Calgary back line but the stingy Calgary defense would not open up for clear looks for the Sounders U23 attackers. Derek Johnson and Stian Sandbekkhaug came into the game and brought life late with the Sounders U23 missing chances created late in the game. Nathan Aune also entered the game and helped create an opportunity that just made past the outstretched arms of Calgary goalkeeper Dylan Powley to go out of bounds.

PDL Primary ShieldWith the 84th minute showing on the clock, Ali Musse received a pass from Dean Northover and proceeded to run into the Sounders U23 half. Musse wound up and hammered a 40 yard shot that found its way into the lower right side net from distance. The final score was 1-0.

The Sounders U23 now sit at 1-1 in the tough PDL Northwest Division and ready themselves for their first trip north into Canada to face the 1-0 Victoria Highlanders on Friday, May 26th. The Sounders U23 return to play TSS Rovers at home on Sunday, May 28th at Starfire Sports Complex at 5pm following S2 playing the Sacramento Republic in an all Sounders double header.

For tickets and information on the Sounders U23 team, please visit http://www.soundersu23.com.

TSS Rovers 2-1 Calgary Foothills FC

On Friday in BC TSS Rovers got their first-ever win with a 2-1 conquest over Calgary.

Read a match report from AFTN.ca here.

TSS now get a week to get their squad fit, and possibly add one or two fresh faces, before they travel south for two road games in the space of three days, playing at Lane United on Friday and then Seattle Sounders U23 on Sunday and looking to build on what they did against Calgary.

Portland Timbers U23 2-0 TSS Rovers

On Tuesday night in Salem the Timbers U23 shut out TSS Rovers 2-0 before a crowd of over 700.Ā Francesco Amorosino proved to be the standout for the U23s in the triumph, bagging a brace in the first half en route to the PDL win.

Team GP W L T PTS GF GA +/-
Calgary Foothills FC 4 3 1 0 9 8 5 3
Sounders FC U23 2 1 1 0 3 1 1 0
Victoria Highlanders FC 1 1 0 0 3 4 1 3
Portland Timbers U23 2 1 1 0 3 2 1 1
TSS FC Rovers 5 1 3 1 1 7 11 -4
Lane United FC 2 0 1 1 1 3 6 -3

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