Join Now  | 
Home About Contact Us Privacy & Security Advertise
Soccer America Daily Soccer World Daily Special Edition Around The Net Soccer Business Insider College Soccer Reporter Youth Soccer Reporter Soccer on TV Soccer America Classifieds Game Report
Paul Gardner: SoccerTalk Soccer America Confidential Youth Soccer Insider World Cup Watch
RSS Feeds Archives Manage Subscriptions Subscribe
Order Current Issue Subscribe Manage My Subscription Renew My Subscription Gift Subscription
My Account Join Now
Tournament Calendar Camps & Academies Soccer Glossary Classifieds
Timbers U23s complete perfect season
by Paul Kennedy, August 7th, 2010 1:07AM
Subscribe to Soccer America Daily

MOST READ
TAGS:  college men, portland timbers, usl

MOST COMMENTED

[PDL] The Portland Timbers U23s became the first team in Premier Development League history to go undefeated and untied through the regular season and playoffs when they beat the Thunder Bay Chill, 4-1, in Saturday's final.

The PDL MVP and Rookie of the Year Brent Richards had the winning goal for the Timbers, who finished with a 20-0-0 record.

He put them ahead on a looping header in the 51st minute and added a second goal 11 minutes later.

Former Oregon State midfielder Trac y Hasson and former Louisville midfielder Freddie Braun also scored for the Timbers, who played with a man advantage after Thunder Bay's Rafa Heck was sent off in the 17th minute.

The only goal for the Chill, the 2008 PDL champion, was scored by Brazilian Gustavo Oliveira, a former NAIA star.
 
Richards, a junior at the University of Washington, tallied 14 goals and 30 points in only 12 regular-season games for the Timbers.

He got the MVP nod over PDL scoring leader Brandon Swartzendruber from the Chill.

New Jersey Rangers standout forward Dominic Reinold finished just behind Richards in rookie voting.

For more on the awards ...
 
Defender of the Year – Joe Tait, Baton Rouge Capitals
 
Tait accounted for an impressive six goals and an assist in 12 games for the Capitals, who captured the Southern Conference title. Tait hails from Hartlepool, England, plays at Lindsey Wilson.
 
Coach of the Year – Jim Rilatt, Portland Timbers U23s
 
How could anyone vote against the season Rilatt has produced in Portland? Playing in the ultra-competitive Northwest Division, Rilatt led the Timbers to a perfect 16-0-0 regular-season mark, becoming the first unbeaten and untied PDL team since the 1998 Jackson Chargers. He's also an assistant for the professional Timbers.
 
Goalkeeper of the Year – Ryan Meara, Ironbound Express
 
Meara was named to the PDL All-League Team after recording an impressive eight shutout wins in only 12 games played. He ranked fourth in the league in goals-against average at 0.666 and only Ottawa’s Andrew Murphy had more shutouts.



No comments yet.

Sign in to leave a comment. Don't have an account? Join Now




AUTHORS

ARCHIVES
FOLLOW SOCCERAMERICA

Recent Soccer America Daily
U.S. Soccer Awards: Altidore and Pulisic take men's honors    
Toronto FC's Jozy Altidore was named the U.S. Soccer's Male Player of the Year for the ...
Men's College Cup: Harkes sends Wake to final    
Ian Harkes, the son of former U.S. national team captain John Harkes, scored on a breakaway ...
Men's College Cup: Deja vu for holder Cardinal     
U.S. Abroad: Canouse and O'Brien get goals    
Russell Canouse scored his first professional goal to give Bochum a 1-0 win over 1860 Munich ...
U.S. Abroad: Mercy asked for Chandler after red card    
Timmy Chandler could be looking at an early Christmas as he was red carded in Eintracht ...
What They're Saying: Leonardo Santiago    
"We have the MLS rights throughout central and north Florida, so any discussion of another franchise ...
MLS Cup Countdown: 'Amazing night' expected    
Saturday's MLS Cup shapes up as one of the best in league history with arguably the ...
Coaching: New NSCAA course on LGBT Inclusion     
The National Soccer Coaches Association of America (NSCAA) has launched a free online course to help ...
What They're Saying: Don Garber    
"If you could wave a magic wand and not have to address things like: What do ...
MLS Moves: 'Caps re-sign Hurtado, renew 11 options     
A day after announcing it had declined the option on midfielder Pedro Morales, Vancouver finalized its ...
>> Soccer America Daily Archives