Saturday, June 23, 2018
The Sounders U23 team headed to Salem, Oregon to take on the Portland Timbers U23 team on Friday, June 22nd for a 7pm game. After a long drive with multiple accidents on the road way, the Sounders U23 team arrived 1 hour and 20 minutes prior to kick off and never looked back.
From the opening whistle, the Sounders U23 team kept possession in the opposing half creating chance after chance with the Portland Timbers U23 goalkeeper making saves for the home side. Scott Menzies and Hayden Criollo were menacing up front and Criollo finally hammered home an opening goal. The game would go into half time at 1-0 Sounders U23.
As the second half started, the Sounders U23 again pounded the Timbers U23 goal. The Sounders U23 team outshot the Timbers U23 14-6 on the evening and Matt Carnefix, with his first start of the season, scored the second goal for the Sounders U23. A goal by Santiago Patino was called back for offsides but the game ended 2-0 for the Sounders U23 and the team headed up the freeway with all three points.
The Sounders U23 return to Sunset Stadium in Sumner on Sunday July 3rd to face the Portland Timbers U23 team again. Tickets can we purchased at or at the gate on game day. Come check out the #RELOADED future professionals!
Sounders U23/Sounders Women
The Sounders U23 and Sounders Women teams are owned and operated by owners Lane Smith, Cliff McElroy, and Mike Jennings.
The Sounders U23 play in the Northwest Division of the Premier Development League (PDL) and the Sounders Women play in the WPSL. Featuring current college age amateur players with former international and professional stars, both the PDL and the WPSL provide elite amateurs the opportunity to compete while maintaining their eligibility as college student-athletes. Both the PDL and the WPSL are recognized throughout the world for providing superior competition for players, while offering affordable family entertainment for fans throughout North America. The Sounders U23 team is the direct PDL affiliate to the Sounders FC first team and USL S2 team.
Sounders U23/Sounders Women VP/GM: Darren Sawatzky ()