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Soccer notes: Timbers waive Seaton

By Paul Danzer, Columbian Soccer, hockey and Community Sports Reporter
Published: May 13, 2016, 9:15pm

The Portland Timbers on Friday waived forward Michael Seaton. The Timbers acquired the Jamaican international last August, sending targeted allocation money and an international roster slot to D.C. United.

Seaton, 20, did not appear in a MLS match for Portland. He played in four matches for Timbers 2, scoring once.

The move leaves the Timbers with an open roster sport. MLS teams cannot acquire players from other clubs until the secondary transfer window, which runs July 4 through Aug. 3.

Thorns visit Seattle

The Portland Thorns conclude a four-game road trip on Saturday at Memorial Stadium in Seattle when they take on the Reign. Kickoff is at 7 p.m., with a live web stream on thornsfc.com.

With two wins and two draws through four games, the Thorns are one of two unbeaten teams in the National Women’s Soccer League and are third place on points with eight. The Reign are 2-2-0 with six points.

Portland will be without Tobin Heath (one-game suspension) but could have Christine Sinclair in the lineup for the first time this season. Seattle is without two key players this season in Megan Rapinoe (ACL) and Jessica Fishlock (broken leg).

Switchbacks beat T2

Mike Seth’s rebound header early in the second half lifted the Colorado Switchbacks to a 1-0 United Soccer League win on Friday over visiting Portland Timbers 2 before an announced sellout crowd of 4,012.

The scoring play came off a free kick from the left wing. T2 goalkeeper Kendall McIntosh made a save on the initial header from Christian Ibeagha, but Seth was there for the rebound.

Camas native Brent Richards started and played about 70 minutes at right back for Portland. T2 (3-5-1, 20 points) starts a five-game home stand next Friday, hosting Vancouver Whitecaps 2 at Providence Park.

Local soccer team at home Sunday

Vancouver Victory FC will play its first home match of the season at 3 p.m. on Sunday, hosting Bellingham United at the Harmony Sports Complex. Tickets cost $5 and approximately 300 bleacher seats will be available.

The amateur men’s soccer team has opened the third Evergreen Premier League of Washington season with road wins over South Sound and Spokane. Bellingham is also 2-0. The 14-game EPLWA schedule runs through July 30.

For the second year, Corban University coach Aaron Lewis is the head coach for the Victory.

Harmony Sports Complex is on Northeast 192nd Avenue at 18th Street.

Columbian Soccer, hockey and Community Sports Reporter