Portland 2021 Preseason All-Metro Boys
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Even in the best of times, high school information in Oregon is tough to come by. Now factor in a pandemic! Oregon moved its traditional fall high school soccer season to the spring for the Class of 2021, and there…
Even in the best of times, high school information in Oregon is tough to come by.
Now factor in a pandemic!
Oregon moved its traditional fall high school soccer season to the spring for the Class of 2021, and there was no state tournament or even an all-state team in each class.
Therefore, we turned to our club contacts to help flesh out a preseason All-Metro squad for Portland:
FORWARDS: Lincoln senior Maxima Edwards is a versatile player who can play either forward or midfield positions. … Quentin Strange is the lone junior on the list, but certainly an up-and-coming talent. He was part of the US Youth Soccer West Region team, playing on a squad with mostly players a year older in high school. … Franklin senioris one of the holdovers from Franklin’s 2019 state title-winning team. … was a third-team all-area honoree after the 2021 spring season.
MIDFIELDERS: Tualatin seniorput in healthy numbers in the spring. He’s a former Portland Timbers Academy player who now plays for United PDX. … Franklin senior Darren Green is touted by cub coaches as an exceptional athlete. … Liberty senior Anthony Godinez was part of the US Youth Soccer West Region ODP squad during the 2020 rotation. … A new coach at La Salle might be in for a good run with both Strange and senior midfielder Mizael Harris returning. … Central Catholic senior Carter Keyes was pretty effective on the left win last season and should be a standout again this fall.
DEFENDERS: While Sunset senior Michael Russak is our only listed defender, a few of the midfielders are defensive players, as well. Either as defensive mids or club defenders. In any case, the 6-foot-3 Russack gets the nod as the top defender in the city this fall.
GOALKEEPER: Riverdale senior Gabriel Stevens was an honorable mention all-league pick last season, but club coaches think he could be the best in the Portland metro area this fall.
|M||Mizael Harris||La Salle||Sr.|
|M||Carter Keyes||Central Catholic||Sr.|
|F||Quentin Strange||La Salle||Jr.|