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Lower League Former Sounders Update

Starting in the Pacific Northwest of the PDL where the Kitsap Pumas and Portland Timbers U-23 wind up their US Open Cup Qualifying perfectly tied. Tuesday there will be a coin flip to determine which team gets to compete for the Open Cup and a potential regional Third Round match with the Seattle Sounders.

The Portland Timbers U-23s beat both the North Sound Seawolves and the Tacoma Tide two-nil. On Wednesday in beating the Seawolves Sean Morris went 66 minutes and got a Yellow. While, Nick Palodichuk went 89 minutes also getting a Yellow. The PDL website has yet to update with the performance from the late Sunday night game.

Peter Fewing's Pumas crushed the Tacoma Tide on Friday night 6-1. Nik Besagno went 45 minutes. Tye Perdido went 67. Bryan Meredith got in a full 90 with three saves and one allowed. On Sunday the Kitsap side edged the Seawolves 1-0. Meredith went 90 with two saves for the shutout. Besagno started and played 73 minutes while Perdido started and went 52.

Washington Crossfire is the other PNW PDL side with a former Sounder trialist on it (Kevin Forrest) but they did not play in the last week.

The Laredo Heat won two games, but neither yet have boxscores on the PDL site, nor on the Laredo Heat site. Leone Cruz said over twitter that they also faced the Reserve side of Monterrey, and that he was traveling to Cancun to pursue opportunities (Atlante is based there), but did not respond to request if the opportunity was soccer related.



The Richmond Kickers played a midweek match losing to the Charleston Battery 2-1. Jamel Wallace returned to the pitch getting 7 minutes for the Kickers. For the Battery Seedy Bah played 16 minutes off the bench and Alex Caskey earned 1 minute as well. Saturday saw both teams back in action, but not against each other (in USL you never know). Wallace Did Not Play but was available on the bench in the 2-2 draw v. FC New York. Seedy Bah was a 67th minute sub and noched an assist in the 2-1 victory over the Harrisburg City Islanders. Caskey was a DNP but on the bench. Derby Carillo was the back-up keeper for FCNY with a DNP. They play later today.


Richard Martinez and the Puerto Rico Islanders won the CFU Championship and will be in the CONCACAF Champions League again. Martinez went 90 minutes in the 3-1 win over Alpha United, and 120 minutes in the 3-1 win over Tempete of Haiti in a match that saw 10v10 for 52 minutes.

In League action the NSC Minnesota Stars drew 0-0 with FC Tampa Bay. Ely Allen did not play. The Atlanta Silverbacks lost on two goals late to the Carolina Railhawks. Ciaran O'Brien made his return playing 7 minutes.

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