05/28/2013 12:50 PM
MILITARY, LAW ENFORCEMENT AND FIREFIGHTER APPRECIATION DAY (FREE admission to members representing each group with valid ID)
It’s round two of Bellingham Vs. Kamloops and this time the Heat are the visitors. After they were felled by a Kellan Brown hat trick during their home opener, you can bet that our guests from the B.C. interior will have revenge on the brain as they step foot onto Civic Field come June 2nd.
At press time, the Heat (1-1-1) have managed to slowly get things together since their home loss against Bellingham. They played to a 2-2 draw with Estrella De Chile on May 18th and then managed a 3-1 win over Victoria United on May 25th, giving them their first home victory of the young season. However, before they meet with the Hammers for a second time this Sunday, they will have to face the red hot Khalsa Sporting Club just a day before.
It’s no secret to Bellingham United’s fans that their Hammers haven’t seemed to find their groove yet at home, but this game against Kamloops could be their best chance to end the drought and get back on track in front of the largest crowd in the PCSL. All that seems to be missing right now is that final touch and once that starts to click, it’s hard to imagine any team having an easy time against them.
Speaking of a final touch….the aforementioned Kellan Brown scored all three BUFC goals during their last meeting with the Heat giving him five goals on the season so far. With Khalsa Sporting Club’s Milad Mehrabi (6 Goals) surpassing Brown this week as the league’s top goal scorer, this match against Kamloops seems as good as any for Brown to reclaim his spot at number one. If he and Oscar Jimenez are firing on all cylinders, there is a good chance for another multiple goal game.
This match will also be a special one for Bellingham United FC as it’s their second annual “Military, Law Enforcement & Firefighter Day” at Civic Field. All past and present military, law enforcement and firefighter personnel will get into the game for free after they provide their identification at the gate. As of now, the forecast looks promising, so mark your calendars and come celebrate our men and women in uniform with the Hammers! What else could possibly be better?
Kickoff is at 3pm, June 2nd at Civic Field and as always remember to stop by Poppe’s Bar and Grill at 1pm to participate in pre-match festivities.