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.
This week’s special edition Game of the Week features S2’s inaugural match in USL play. S2 faced off against the 2014 champions, Sacramento Republic FC. Despite exciting play with quick attacks, both teams remained scoreless at the half. The second half was another story entirely. Shot flew from both sides, with six goals being scored, and a final of 4-2 in S2’s favor.
The competition was fierce in this week’s Game of the Week. Sinaloa FC and Pachuca battled it out in the championship match of our Winter 2015 Men’s C Indoor soccer league. Pachuca demonstrated strong and consistent midfield possession, but failed to capitalize on opportunities in the final third. Meanwhile, Sinaloa FC never took their foot off the gas. Sinaloa kept the pressure high, and landed 4 goals to Pachuca’s 2 to secure the championship win. Make sure to check out the cheeky goal from Sinaloa in the last frame of this recap!
On Sunday, Bellevue FC and Dirty Penguins faced off in our men’s indoor soccer semifinals. A strong performance from Dirty Penguins secured a place in the finals for the squad, who topped their competitors 8-4. In the championships, Dirty Penguins will meet Sin Fronteras, who beat out Big Test Icicles 7-6 to advance. In Dirty Penguins’ last matchup against Sin Fronteras, Dirty Penguins lost 6-2. Which team will be crowned champions?