Welcome to this week in Timbers Army Football Club news, where it’s time to play a ton of catchup on how the various clubs are doing in their spring campaigns. The futsal and indoor teams have moved into their next sessions, while the teams in GPSD continue play through July to finish out this term with multiple fixtures since our last update on things. Without further ado, let’s turn the focus away from the rambling blogger and turn it towards the clubs.
We finally have the full 101st FC schedule for the next term of futsal which runs through the end of June. We are happy to report they have submitted a few reports from matches in late May and early June to get thigns caught up. You can read more about two of their earlier match reports, an 8 to 4 win on May 10 over Urban Honking FC and a 10 to 7 loss to Tricky Pony on May 17 in a back and forth affair that saw them fall way behind but make a furious run to make things close in the end. We also received scores for four of their other matches, but no official reports: a 4 to 2 win on May 24 over FC Harvesters, a 5 to 4 loss on May 31 versus Grant Old Boyz, an 8 to 2 win on June 7 versus Lonely Shepherd FC, and an 11 to 6 win on June 11 versus Dudes FC. I had to read those names multiple times to make sure I had them right, but yes, indeed they are correct. Let’s hope the trend continues towards a potential playoff run!
Coat? FC has also been incredibly busy in their futsal campaign, and we have reports from four of their recent matches. Firstly, a 10 to 9 win on May 15 over Bigfoot with five goals from Reid Storm in a wild back and forth affair that saw both teams lead for long stretches, but Coat FC finally leveled late and got the winning goal just before the closing whistle. One week later on May 22, they won their second in a row with an 8 to 3 victory over Team X that saw Storm score a double hat trick. Yes, folks, that’s six goals, but according to reports, he tried to deny he had a good match. In their next match on May 29, the team lost out on getting their third win in a row, but they remained unbeaten with a 9 all draw against Calling Dinosaurs with Mike Kuh tallying a hat trick. The unbeaten streak hit four as they achieved a 10 to 9 win over Brewsters Crew as Kuh scored four goals and Storm added one for good measure. The streak stopped at four, however, as they lost 8 to 6 to Blow-Up Donkey although Kuh scored another hat trick. We await the official match report from their first match in the current term, a 4 to 3 loss to Late Night Pie, a club that has no affiliation to a certain dessert loving, clown hating group within the Timbers Army. Apparently, part of the appeal in futsal is the team names because these are pretty impressive.
In the landof GPSD Division 4, four TAFC clubs finally resumed their league schedules after an extended break. Cascade Rangers FC met up with long time rivals Broken Arrow out at Sherwood’s Snyder Park on June 3 and lost 5 to 2 but got goals from Jesse Ritorto and Andy Laursen in an overall well played match. North End United and Northern Alliance FC met in another TAFC derby match where both sides played a rather feisty but spirited affair. In the official match report from NAFC team guru David Xochihua, the teams played to a 3 all draw that saw NAFC take a 3 to 1 halftime lead but NEU equalized with a penalty kick from Shiloh Rodriquez and the equalizer from Marcus Nelson. Rose City Athletic faced off against MayDay on June 6, but didn’t report an official score or report although rumors are that it was a contentious affair. We’ll pass along an update as soon as Rob sends one out.
Many of the Division 4 clubs had midweek fixtures at Delta Park as well, as NEU battled one of their long time nemeses, MayDay, on June 13. Carrying only 13 players, the NEU boys fell behind 4 to 0 behind some spectacular goalkeeping from their opponent combined with questionably aggressive play. However, they found their stride in the 80th minute putting 3 goals in to push the score to 4 to 3 before giving up a late goal in a 5 to 3 loss. Marcus Nelson scored twice, giving him three goals in two matches to keep up his recent stellar play. We had no official report from the other two TAFC matches: Northern Alliance FC as they battled the Fiji Islanders, and Cascade Rangers FC versus SDFC 3, however, on the Facebook TAFC site, two scores were reported: CRFC 0, SDFC 3 with 5 and Electric Dream Machine 4, RCA 2. RCA and NAFC meet this weekend for another TAFC derby, CRFC entertains Fiji Islanders while NEU gets a break until the 23rd.
In news from the older 40 set, Old Growth FC has shown remarkable improvement in their first season especially on the defensive side of the ball. The club has yet to secure their first victory, but they put together two superior efforts in consecutive 4 to 1 losses at LaSalle HS, one on June 3 versus Rose City Revolution and the other on June 10 versus Random Assortment. Brad Ashton tallied the lone goal for OGFC on June 3, while Rich Recker smashed a header into goal from a Todd Diskin corner kick on June 10 for the scores, while the defense has really found their shape after some early issues. The team gets to venture to Sherwood on June 17 to face the team above them in the standings, Rogues, before getting another break before their final three matches.
We haven’t seen any recent updates from our friends at AC Loco Moco, FC Dynamo, or FC Portlandia, but we’ll publish those out as soon as we hear from them. ACLM has finished their most current indoor season, while FCD and FCP have completed their Division 1 outdoor seasons as well. We hope to hear more exploits from all three clubs in the upcoming fall season, as well as adding two new clubs to Division 4 for the fall.
That’s all from the headquarters for now, but we’ll be back the first week of June with a plethora of updates from the various TAFC clubs. Enjoy the weather, and if you get a chance to see one of the TAFC matches, we appreciate any and all Timbers Army members to come out and watch. It’s great entertainment combined with various moments of competitive soccer, and there’s no charge to come out and support your favorite TAFC side. You might also see something truly amazing, too.