Saturday, June 10, 2017
The Sounders U23 take down Lane United at home with Adam Jones the hero
After suffering a tough road loss at Lane United this past week, the Sounders U23 team returned home on Friday, June 9th to play Lane United in a quick rematch at Sunset Stadium in Sumner. The Sounders U23 team lost 1-4 at Lane United after only surrendering 1 goal in the previous four matches. The young guns in green took a 3-0 win on Friday night and pulled closer to Calgary Foothills who lead the PDL NW Division in points with a record of 5-1.
Adam Jones made his presence known early with looks at the Lane United goal. In the 40th minute, Miguel Berry whipped in a cross that Derek Johnson headed back to Jones. Jones buried the shot to put the Sounders U23 squad up 1-0. The score would stay at 1-0 heading into half time.
The second half started much as the first half ended with Jones, Berry, Johnson, and Airrion Blackstock peppering the Lane United goal mouth. In the 63rd minute, Jones struck again to take the game to 2-0. Finally, in the 80th minute, Jones intercepted an errant pass and throttled home a 20-yard bomb to complete his hat trick on the night.
The Sounders U23 team head to Salem, Oregon on Tuesday, June 13th to take on the Portland Timbers U23 team at McCullough Stadium at 7pm. The Sounders U23 team has played the Timbers U23 team twice with a win and tie so far this season.
Sounders U23 tickets and information can be found at www.soundersu23.com.
The top developmental men’s league in North American, the PDL features over 70 teams within four conferences across the United States, Canada and the Caribbean divided into 10 regional divisions. The PDL season consists of 16 regular season matches for each team, eight home and eight away, and provides elite collegiate players the opportunity to taste a higher level of competition while maintaining their eligibility. In addition to league play, PDL teams compete in the Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup as well as various exhibitions. The PDL has proven to be an important stepping-stone for top professionals now playing throughout the world. For more on the PDL, visit www.uslpdl.com. Follow the PDL on Twitter at @USLPDL.
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 (Darrens@SoundersU23.com)