The Gulls host Tacoma Narrows FC at Stewart Field on Saturday, May 18. This is the first ever meeting between the two clubs. Tacoma Narrows are in their first season playing in the Western Washington Premier League.
Tacoma enters the match tied for 4th with 3 points from 3 matches. They began the season with two home matches, a 1-0 loss to Snohomish, and a 3-2 win against Federal Way. Their last match was a 3-1 loss away to their rivals, Nido Aguila Seattle.
The Gulls come into the match having won their last two matches. After a 1-0 loss away to Federal Way, wins against BeSea (2-1) and Harbor Force (2-0), have the Gulls alone in second with 6 points.
All time leading goal scorer Juanito Lopez stays in the squad this week for the Gulls, and is joined by all time assists leader Alex Pugadelarosa, who missed out last week at Harbor. A defensive shuffle is in order this week after injury to centerback Alan Carloza and military obligations for outside back Izzy Fernandez. This sees Aberdeen High School student Christian Sanchez, the Evergreen 2A defensive MVP, get his first Gulls call up. The Gulls defense has allowed just 2 goals this season, the best of the 4 WWPL squads who have played 3 matches.
Kickoff for this WWPL match is set for 3pm at Stewart Field.