Lane United FC will look for revenge against Oregon Valley Futbol Alliance at Civic Park on Friday, June 18th, 2021 at 7:00 p.m.
Spirits were high in training this week as Lane United prepared for their third home match of the USL League Two regular season.
Coming off a great performance in Portland that saw the Reds lose on a heartbreaking late header to PDX FC, Friday’s match will provide a great opportunity for three points.
Albert Escuin was Lane United's Man of the Match last Sunday, as he made his fifth career USL2 penalty save in as many tries. But it was his stretching tip over the bar against former Portland Timber Kalif Alhassan late in the second half that was nominated for USL2 Save of the Week.
You can watch and vote for Escuin's save here!
OVF are third in the Northwest Division, with their only three points coming against that first matchup with Lane United on June 6th. They have only scored three goals all season, two fewer than the Reds.
Lane United are still dealing with a host of injuries. Defender Matt King, who was Man of the Match in his debut against OVF, has been sidelined along with fellow center back Jordan Jackmon.
In that match on the 6th, Lane United's Harper Neubeck was involved in a head-on collision with OVF goalkeeper Massimo Oedekoven Pomponi. Neubeck is now out for the season with a fractured jaw, and former LUFC player Nikkye DePoint went on to score the winner later against his old club in the second half for OVF.
Michael Hatcher and Scott Gustafson have been anchoring the back line, and a change of formation has helped the Reds improve tremendously since last weekend. Kingsley Armah and Diego Gonzalez-Ruiz have also been valuable additions to the squad.
The Lane United home fans have added a boost for the players in their new home of Civic Park. What’s more, the Reds will be sporting their new home kits for this match, featuring a unique design that celebrates the history of Civic Park.
Read more about the new kits here!
Tickets for the match are available here. We'll see you at the park!