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.
This week’s Game of the Week comes from our Friday Coed C adult indoor soccer league. Action Jackson and Ninja Elephants faced off in a tight battle. Though his team would fall, Bart Perman was named Man of the Match after several key saves kept his team within striking distance approaching the final whistle. In the end, Ninja Elephants would take the game 7-6. Check back next week to see who will be the next Man of the Match/Player of the Week!
Fireball and HoneyWhales faced off in Starfire’s Thursday coed outdoor soccer league for this Game of the Week. Each team played tough in what was their first match of the spring 2015 session, but it was Fireball who pulled of the win. The game ended 3-2 in Fireball’s favor.