CALGARY, CANADA—(club release) The Sounders U23 team bounced back from two losses in the past week with a 4-0 win to take a valuable three points at Calgary Foothills on Sunday, June 28th in Alberta. For the past two games, the Sounders U23 team has taken shots and played well but the shots were not hitting the back of the net. After losing to Portland on Friday 0-2, the young men in green fought back in Calgary on a quick turnaround in games to take three points and score some great goals. The game was played in very hot weather at Hellard Field.
Calgary had tied 6 games in a row prior to this meeting and despite the score-line, fits very well in the historically tough Northwest Division of the PDL. Both Calgary and the Sounders U23 are currently fighting for the third place position in the division and a post season birth. Washington Crossfire is also fighting to get into the postseason so the remaining games will have excitement as the teams battle it out. Currently, Portland sits in second place, 5 points above the Sounders U23, with two games remaining. The Sounders U23 have three games remaining and play Crossfire Thursday night at Sunset Stadium in Sumner at 7:30pm.
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The game in Calgary opened with the Sounders U23 team pressing the home side and finding a great strike as Brandt Bronico took a Jordan Schweitzer pass, dribbled inside to his right foot, then dropped a laser into the upper right corner from the left side of the field. Almost immediately, David Olsen made his presence felt with a header off of a corner from Alex DeCarolis. The Sounders U23 went into half time up 2-0.
Olsen struck again just after half time on a feed from Bronico and the game went to 3-0. Both teams emptied their benches in the hot weather and Guillermo Delgado hammered home his fourth goal of the season after Michael King dished a nice ball behind the Calgary back line. The game ended 4-0.
The Sounders U23 quickly get back in action this Thursday night, July 2nd, at Sunset Stadium in Sumner at 7:30pm. Tickets are available at http://www.soundersu23.com .