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Highlanders face Sounders then Rovers in penultimate weekend Of PDL Season

Photo by Jonathan Foweraker

The Victoria Highlanders play the last of their away games tonight when they meet the Sounders U-23 in Seattle. Victoria will be looking to cause problems for the third-place Sounders, who bested their Cascadia opponent by a slim 1-0 margin back on May 26 at Centennial Stadium. Sounders have all to play for as the PDL season enters its final weeks of competition, with a spot on the playoffs on the line. The Highlanders suffered a loss in their last two games – against Lane United and Portland Timbers so are hoping for a better result tonight.

The Highlanders then return to action at Centennial Stadium versus the expansion side Rovers, who they met just under two weeks ago at Swangard Stadium for a pair of matches. Both teams walked away from that weekend with three points to their name, following a 1-0 Highlander win on Friday and 3-1 Rovers win that Sunday.

Sunday’s match will determine the winner of the 2017 Juan de Fuca Plate, the supporter-driven competition awarded to the top PDL club in British Columbia. TSS holds the advantage on aggregate entering Sunday’s fixture, with supporters from both clubs adding to what is expected to be a terrific atmosphere. Victoria was the last club to hoist the Plate, after defeating Vancouver Whitecaps in 2014.

Tonight’s match will be live streamed on www.highlandersfc.ca

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