The Victoria Highlanders host MLS affiliated Seattle Sounders U-23 in Week 5 of the Premier Development League (PDL) regular season,tomorrow at UVic’s Centennial Stadium. Kick-off is 6:35 pm.
Highlanders enter this game following an entertaining two game homestand. The team found their scoring touch this past weekend, netting three goals.
The Victoria squad is coming off an action packed derby match on Sunday versus rivals TSS FC Rovers, losing 3-2.
Standout players throughout the weekend included Victoria legend Cam Hundal and Cory Bent. Hundal scored the opening goal for the Highlanders on Sunday evening. Winger Cory Bent headlined the weekend, scoring two goals including the Highlanders opening goal of the 2018 season.
“We are moving forward with a positive outlook for our next game,” commented head coach Thomas Niendorf. “We trust our capabilities and want to be better in our overall play. Every team in our division is strong and from what we have experienced so far, any team can beat any team on any given day. We need to be able to turn those one goal games into our favour.”
Sounders U-23 opened up their season away in Oregon versus Lane United FC. They grabbed all three points with a 3-1 win.
The Seattle team then hosted both TSS FC Rovers and Lane United FC this past weekend in their Home Opener at Sunset Stadium in Sumner, Washington. Seattle took a 2-0 lead before a resilient TSS side led by Matteo Polisi came back to equalize in the final minutes of play.
Lane United traveled to Washington with the aim to rebound from their Home Opener loss versus Sounders U-23. Lane were able to hold Seattle to their second tie of the weekend finishing the match tied at one a piece.
Sounders U-23 travel to UVic’s Centennial Stadium Friday night needing three points to put pressure on the top of the table.