With two games under their belt early on in the 2015 season, the Phantoms travel north this Saturday to Portland, ME where they will face divisional foe GPS Portland Phoenix at 6pm.
After a thrilling come-from-behind victory on Wednesday evening in Lamar Hunt Open Cup action, Seacoast United turns back to the PDL schedule for the upcoming weekend. Saturday’s match is the season opener for Phoenix, while the Phantoms are 2-0 overall (1-0 PDL, 1-0 Open Cup).
In last Sunday’s season opener, the Phantoms earned a 2-0 victory over Real Boston Rams, riding two goals by Terence Carter. Carter found the back of the net once in each half as the squad battled temperatures in the upper 80’s on the turf at Portsmouth High School. The shutout was the first of the season for goalkeeper Dominic DiMaggio.
GPS finished in fourth place last season, uncharacteristic for the club as they are typically perennial contenders for the division.
“We need to stay focused on the task at hand, especially this weekend knowing what’s ahead of us next week,” commented Iain Scott as he referenced the 2nd round Open Cup match vs. Tulsa Roughnecks next Wednesday in Oklahoma. The team will depart Tuesday, May 19th to face the USL-PRO club on May 20th at 8:05pm EST.
The first round victory over another Global Premier Soccer franchise, GPS Massachusetts (USASA), saw the Phantoms climb back from a 0-1 deficit with only 10 men. Anthony Grant scored on a PK in the 71st minute followed by a great individual effort by Sofiane Tergou in the 88th minute for the exciting finish.
About Seacoast United Phantoms
The Seacoast United Phantoms compete in the Premier Development League (PDL), with a roster consisting of collegiate, post-collegiate, and international players looking to further their development during the summer months. For more on the Seacoast United Phantoms teams, please visit www.seacoastunited.com/phantoms.