(Club release) The Sounders U23 team traveled to Lane United on Friday, June 2nd to play an away game on the front end of a 2-game weekend. Lane United won the game 4-1 with a solid NW Division performance. The Sounders U23 team had given up 1 goal in four games but Lane United found the goal scoring button and pushed it four times on the young guns in green.
Casey Chubbfertal had a goal and an assist on the day with Lane United pressuring the Sounders U23 back line through the first half. Up 2-0 in the 45th minute, the Sounders U23 committed a foul on the top of the box and with a quality strike from Mattias Binder, the game was 3-0 Lane United going into the break.
The second half saw a renewed energy in the Sounders U23 squad with a 55th minute goal from Derek Johnson. The Sounders U23 pounded the Reds goal and appeared to have a hand ball call in the box that was waved off. With the Sounders U23 not able to get the second goal, Lane United grabbed a fourth goal on the night from Jordan Jones.
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The Sounders U23 group jumped on the bus and traveled back into Washington to prepare for a Sunday June 4th game against the Portland Timbers U23 team at North Thurston high school in Olympia. The physical affair would see an amazing free kick from Portland’s Timur Zhividze in the 68th minute and be marred with late game tackle on goalkeeper Evan Munn.
As the Sounders U23 team worked to get the tying goal, goalkeeper Jordan Farr made saves. Both Johnson and Burke Fahling hit rockets that Farr was able to keep out of his net. In the 90th minute, a ball was knocked over the Sounders U23 defensive line and Portland striker William Spurr collided with Sounders U23 goalkeeper Evan Munn. Munn was helped from the field with a knee injury.
The Sounders U23 kept up the pressure on Farr and the Portland defense and earned a corner in extra time. The ball dropped into the box and John Dale got on the end of a scramble in the 18-yard box to grab a point from the game. The Sounders U23 and Portland Timbers U23 teams meet again next Tuesday night June 13th at McCullough Stadium in Salem.
At 3-2-1, the Sounders U23 currently sit in second place in the tough PDL NW Division. The men take on Lane United this Friday at Sunset Stadium in Sumner at 7:30pm. Come check out the future!
Sounders U23 tickets and information can be found at http://www.soundersu23.com.