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Calgary Foothills FC suffer 4-0 loss to Sounders

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Calgary Foothills FC suffered a heavy 4-0 loss at the hands of Sounders FC U23 at Hellard Field in Calgary Sunday afternoon – it was only their second loss of the season.

Contrary to the scoreline, the hosts weren’t entirely out played – there were extended periods in each half when Calgary heaped considerable pressure on the Sounders’ defence.

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The Sounders FC U23’s Gullermo Delgado, left, scores against Calgary Foothills FC during their Premier Development League (PDL) match at Hellard Field in Calgary, Alberta Sunday, June 28, 2015. Photo: Stuart Gradon/Total Soccer Project

The difference lay in the two clubs’ ability to finish. The Sounders possessed it. Calgary Foothills FC, on this day, did not.

“They must have had their shooting boots on,” shrugged Calgary coach Tommy Wheeldon Jr. of the visiting Sounders following the match. “They have a bit more experience and quality than we have.”

“In terms of possession and goal chances created, I think it was an even game. But when you make the net bulge, you win, and that’s something as a franchise that we have to learn.”

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Calgary Foothills FC’s Tyrin Hutchings, left, attempts to tackle the Sounders FC U23’s Florian Valot during their Premier Development League (PDL) match at Hellard Field in Calgary, Alberta Sunday, June 28, 2015. Photo: Stuart Gradon/Total Soccer Project

The Foothills boss recognized that his club likely won’t make the Premier Development League (PDL) playoffs this season, but says he’s going to take the opportunity now to bleed some of his less-experienced players in the remaining three games of the season.

“Expect to see youngsters,” he said. “I want to see these youngsters. They’re the future.”

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Calgary Foothills FC’s Dominic Russo, left, and Sounders FC U23′ Jonathan Campbell tangle during their Premier Development League (PDL) match at Hellard Field in Calgary, Alberta Sunday, June 28, 2015. Photo: Stuart Gradon/Total Soccer Project

Calgary Foothills FC next play Puget Sound away July 3. Their next home game, and final game of the season, is against Lane United at Hellard Field July 15.

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Calgary Foothills FC (green and white) vs Sounders FC U23 Premier Development League (PDL) match at Hellard Field in Calgary, Alberta Sunday, June 28, 2015. Photo: Stuart Gradon/Total Soccer Project

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Calgary Foothills FC (green and white) vs Sounders FC U23 Premier Development League (PDL) match at Hellard Field in Calgary, Alberta Sunday, June 28, 2015. Photo: Stuart Gradon/Total Soccer Project

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Calgary Foothills FC (green and white) vs Sounders FC U23 Premier Development League (PDL) match at Hellard Field in Calgary, Alberta Sunday, June 28, 2015. Photo: Stuart Gradon/Total Soccer Project

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Calgary Foothills FC (green and white) vs Sounders FC U23 Premier Development League (PDL) match at Hellard Field in Calgary, Alberta Sunday, June 28, 2015. Photo: Stuart Gradon/Total Soccer Project

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Calgary Foothills FC (green and white) vs Sounders FC U23 Premier Development League (PDL) match at Hellard Field in Calgary, Alberta Sunday, June 28, 2015. Photo: Stuart Gradon/Total Soccer Project

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Calgary Foothills FC (green and white) vs Sounders FC U23 Premier Development League (PDL) match at Hellard Field in Calgary, Alberta Sunday, June 28, 2015. Photo: Stuart Gradon/Total Soccer Project

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Calgary Foothills FC (green and white) vs Sounders FC U23 Premier Development League (PDL) match at Hellard Field in Calgary, Alberta Sunday, June 28, 2015. Photo: Stuart Gradon/Total Soccer Project

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Calgary Foothills FC (green and white) vs Sounders FC U23 Premier Development League (PDL) match at Hellard Field in Calgary, Alberta Sunday, June 28, 2015. Photo: Stuart Gradon/Total Soccer Project

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Calgary Foothills FC (green and white) vs Sounders FC U23 Premier Development League (PDL) match at Hellard Field in Calgary, Alberta Sunday, June 28, 2015. Photo: Stuart Gradon/Total Soccer Project

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Calgary Foothills FC (green and white) vs Sounders FC U23 Premier Development League (PDL) match at Hellard Field in Calgary, Alberta Sunday, June 28, 2015. Photo: Stuart Gradon/Total Soccer Project

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Calgary Foothills FC (green and white) vs Sounders FC U23 Premier Development League (PDL) match at Hellard Field in Calgary, Alberta Sunday, June 28, 2015. Photo: Stuart Gradon/Total Soccer Project

 

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Editor of Total Soccer Project | Photographer and Writer | Stuart Gradon is soccer journalist and multimedia professional, having worked at 2010 FIFA World Cup in South Africa, 2014 FIFA World Cup in Brazil and 2015 FIFA Women's World Cup in Canada. He covers Cavalry FC and Canadian Premier League.

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