Muttitt: “We’ve Just Got to Win the Remaining Games”

The Lane United Men’s team lost 4-2 on Friday night as they attempted to ruin Ballard FC’s perfect season. Hear from Head Coach John Galas, Midfielder Wade Muttitt, who scored both of Lane’s goals, and Forward Derek Jones Jr.   

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On the next match versus PDX FC and the rest of the season:

“One at a time, right? We got PDX FC on Wednesday. It’s a road game at Barlow [High School], so we got a rest, recover, train tomorrow, off on Father’s Day. I think any team in this league can beat anybody on any given day. We’ve got six games left, a lot of points to play for, and we just have to keep focused and one game at a time.”

Wade Muttitt attempts to maneuver between two Ballard defenders. (Barbara Minkler)


On the message at halftime:

“Just keep doing what we’re doing and keep working hard. Start off the second half strong with high energy and hope to get the goals. We got back in it, but it was unfortunate, and that’s football. Now we’ve got to bounce back.”

On how tough it is to play against a team like Ballard FC:

“You can see they’re [Ballard FC] super organized. They know what they’re doing, and their back line is really strong. We were able to break them down a few times. Second half, we were able to get two [goals], but we have to get more. We can’t afford to give up four.”

On the focus going on into the next game:

“We’ve just got to win the remaining games. [We’ll] see if we can make the playoffs, get second in conference now. So, we’ve just got to move on, focus on the next few games, and I think we can do it.”

Midfielder Tadhg Walsh has been a fixture in the LUFC midfield this season.


On overall thoughts on the match:

“There were some phases of the game when we were on top of them, but we made a few sloppy mistakes. We conceded two goals early, but we developed it. Brought the game back to two-two and then some sloppy mistakes cost us the game again.”

On the two goals coming after halftime:

“The two goals got us back in the game. As I said, sloppy goals. [That’s] what we need to take out of our game, and we can move on to the next. Start well and don’t concede early.”

On the main focus going into the next game:

“Stay positive, get ahead well and go get the next three points.”

(Main photo credit: Barbara Minkler)