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.
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The Timbers 2 next host Arizona United at 8:30 p.m. MT Thursday.