This week’s GOTW was an intense semi-final battle between FC SlapRichard and Bangarang of our Tuesday Coed C Indoor soccer league. Heading into playoffs, SlapRichard held the #2 spot, while Bangarang sat at third. The goals flew on both sides of the field, keeping the match tight throughout. In the end, it would be Bangarang who nicked the 6-5 win over SlapRichard to advance to the finals. Bangarang’s keeper, Chris Reed, helped secure the win for his squad with numerous crucial saves–earning him the Man of the Match title.
S2 secured their second extra time victory in US Open Cup play to advance to the 4th round over T2. The first goal of the match came in the second half when T2’s Rennico Clark pulled one back. Andy Craven would answer for S2 shortly thereafter to end regulation 1-1. Pablo Rossi nabbed the game-winner for S2 in the 13th minute of the first period of extra time. S2 will face Real Salt Lake on the road for the next round of US Open Cup play on June 17th.
S2 faced off against the Kitsap Pumas in the 2nd round of Lamar Hunt US Open Cup play. S2 started strong, ending the first half on top 2-0 with goals from Victor Mansaray and Pablo Rossi. However, Kitsap came back strong, and leveled the score thanks to a brace from Mike Ramos–one of which came in the 90th minute. The late goal would send the game into extra time.
Pablo Rossi would score his second goal of the match early into the first period of extra time, bringing the score to 3-2 in S2’s favor. Andy Craven would add one more to the scoreline with an open-net goal in the final seconds. The 4-2 win will send S2 into the 3rd round against T2 on May 27th.
This weeks’ GOTW was a high-scoring affair between The Big Green and Northwest FC of our Thursday Coed D 11v11 soccer league. In the end, it would be The Big Green who would notch the win, topping their opponents 6-4.
Blue and Cruzeiro of our Men’s B indoor soccer league gave us a real nail-biter for this week’s Game of the Week. Blue pulled ahead early, leading by 5 goals at one point. Despite this solid deficit, Cruzeiro managed a major comeback, and the game was tied 6-6 with minutes left to play. However, Blue secured the victory in the final stretch when Man of the Match, James Whitaker, slotted the perfect pass to his teammate, who found the back of the net.
This week’s GOTW comes to us from our Thursday Coed Outdoor 11v11 league. The match features some beautiful goals and stellar saves on both sides of the pitch. Despite a strong showing from Saints, Flying Fish took down the match 6-2.
This week’s GOTW comes from our Coed 8v8 Outdoor Soccer League. Both teams had a number of chances, but each were only able to find the back of the net twice. Despite a late onslaught of shots from Coming from Behind, S8 held on for the 2-2 draw thanks to some skilled goalkeeping from our Man of the Match, Branden Griffith.
This week’s Game of the Week features to veteran teams of our Women’s O30 Indoor Soccer League–Weezers and Longshots. Despite a strong showing from Weezers, Longshots would nick a 8-3. The Longshots win was helped along by Woman of the Match, Michelle Krell, who scored a hat trick!
In this week’s Game of the Week, NPFC and the Puget Pounders faced off in a rematch from the winter 2015 men’s 8v8 league championship match. Puget Pounders were looking for a little payback after losing out on the finals. However, NPFC would come out on top once again, largely due to a stellar performance from Man of the Match, Kyle Boyden. Will NPFC be repeat champions? Let us know what you think.
Sounders FC 2 faced a strong Timbers 2 squad tonight in USL play. Heading into the match, both teams were undefeated. S2 was 2-0 after besting 2014 USL Champions Sacramento Republic, and Cascadia rivals Whitecaps 2 at home. T2 held a 2-0-1 record, with a win over Sacramento Republic, and both a win and a draw against Real Monarchs.
Tonight, T2 scored first when a free kick found the head of Harrison Delbridge and then the goal. While S2 had opportunities, including several shots that missed by inches, they found themselves unable to score, sending the game into half-time 1-o in Portland’s favor.
The 2nd half started off with some excitement, as Pablo Rossi converted on a penalty kick awarded in the 47th minute to bring the score level. T2 responded with intensity, but never converted. T2 fate was sealed in the 88th minute when S2’s Giuliano Frano scored a beautiful goal off a lofted pass from Andy Craven. Final: S2 2, T2 1.