Last weekend (the 15th and 16th of June), BYU played two important games. My son and I were going to catch them both, but fate intervened and I ended up sick on Saturday afternoon so we only saw the Friday night game.
On Friday, BYU faced the (then) division leading Tacoma FC, the only team to beat the Cougs so far this year. BYU came out on fire and scored a goal in the 5th minute, and controlled possession for most of the first half. During the second half, they kicked the game up a notch, scoring five more goals (four of them by substitutes) to win 0-6. The win put the Cougars into a first place tie in the division with Tacoma.
On Saturday, the Cougars played the cellar-dwelling dwelling Abbotsford Rangers. After giving up an early goal, BYU came back to score two and hold onto the three points. A Tacoma loss to the Ogden Outlaws (also on Saturday night), put BYU three points ahead in the standings with a game in hand.
This weekend, BYU travels to Yakima, Washington to play two games against the Yakima Reds, who they beat at home back in May. The Reds are currently sitting in the middle of the table, but have played only seven games compared to the eight or nine that the other teams in the Northwest Division have played.