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Eagle High’s Blake Bodily scores first professional goal with Timbers 2

Former Eagle High student Blake Bodily, left, fights for a header with the Portland Timbers 2 against the Swope Park Rangers’ Tommy Meyer during a USL match June 4 at Rocky Mountain High in Meridian.
Former Eagle High student Blake Bodily, left, fights for a header with the Portland Timbers 2 against the Swope Park Rangers’ Tommy Meyer during a USL match June 4 at Rocky Mountain High in Meridian. kgreen@idahostatesman.com

Former Eagle High student Blake Bodily headed a volley up and over the Seattle Sounders 2 goalkeeper Tuesday, netting the 18-year-old his first professional goal for the Portland Timbers 2 in a 2-1 loss in a United Soccer League match.

“All I saw was (Michael Gallagher) get the ball, we made eye contact and just made a run through,” Bodily told Timbers.com. “He played a perfect ball to my head and I was able to get a head on it and loft it over the keeper.

“I didn’t even know what to do after I scored and with all of the fans cheering, I got goosebumps. It was awesome.”

Bodily started his second straight game, his first coming at Rocky Mountain High in Meridian as the Timbers 2 played a match in the Treasure Valley. The member of the Timbers academy has signed to play for the University of Washington this fall.

See the full buildup to Bodily’s goal at the 2:00 mark at the video below.

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