Blake Bodily, a former Eagle High student, started in the midfield, played 75 minutes and recorded a pair of shots Monday in the Timbers 2’s 2-0 loss to the Sounders 2 of the third-tier United Soccer League.
Bodily joined the Timbers Academy last July and played for its U-16 side this past year. The University of Washington commit threatened to score a goal in his pro debut when a left-footed, 59th-minute shot from the top of the penalty box sailed just over the crossbar.
“I’m excited about Blake Bodily, a (17) year old out there,” Timbers 2 coach Jay Vidovich told Timbers.com. “I thought he gave a tremendous performance. He took a couple of knocks and got on up. He had a tremendous two looks at goal, so real excited about that.”
Timbers 2 is the reserve squad of the Portland Timbers of the MLS. The USL is the third most prestigious league in American soccer, behind MLS and the North American Soccer League.
The Timbers 2 next host Arizona United at 8:30 p.m. MT Thursday.