Seattle Stars defense gets ready. Goalkeeper Carlos Rodriguez at center. (Stars photo)
KENT, WA— Two of the players to watch this season on the Seattle Stars (1-0-0, 3 points) attack were in good form on opening day as the home side held for a 2-1 win over the Olympic Force (0-1-0, 0 points) at French Field.
Tyler Bjork, the leading scorer in the history of the Evergreen Premier League, got his 35th career strike in the EPLWA in the 32nd minute (see video) to give Seattle a 1-0 lead.
Brandon Gonzalez, recently featured in this goalWA.net story, made it 2-0 for Seattle with a goal of his own in the 51st.
Brandon Gonzalez (center) and Tyler Bjork (right) scored goals to lead the Stars over the Force on Sunday at French Field in Kent. (Stars photo)
The Force kept battling and they were rewarded with a penalty kick call in the 89th minute. Diego Aceves converted the chance for a 2-1 final.
The result reverses last year’s season opener for both sides which went to the Force, 4-1.
Next Saturday May 6 Seattle Stars will host Yakima United at French Field at 6 PM. The next day the Olympic Force will be at Yakima to face the Hoppers at 4:30 PM at Sozo.