SEATTLE, WASH. - Seattle Sounders FC today announced that the club has acquired goalkeeper Zac Lubin on loan from USL side Phoenix Rising FC. Lubin is available for selection in today’s match against Portland at CenturyLink Field (1:30 p.m. PT / FOX, YouTube TV, 950 KJR AM, El Rey 1360 AM).
Lubin, 28, has started four games for Phoenix this season and posted a clean sheet against OKC Energy FC on May 9. Prior to joining Rising FC, Lubin played for Swedish side Ljungskile in 2017, making 19 starts. He played 10 games for USL club Swope Park Rangers in 2016 and appeared in 15 matches for the Tulsa Roughnecks of the USL in 2015. Lubin has previous experience in the Pacific Northwest, having attended Saint Martin’s University in Lacey, Washington, in addition to playing in the Premier Development League with Kitsap Pumas and Sounders FC U-23.
Sounders FC faces Cascadia rival Portland Timbers this afternoon at 1:30 p.m. PT, with FOX carrying the showcase MLS match following the network's FIFA World Cup coverage earlier in the day. Seattle has never lost to Portland at home in MLS regular season play, with the Rave Green carrying a 7-0-3 record against the Timbers at CenturyLink Field since the Oregon club joined Sounders FC in MLS. All-time, the two clubs just played their 100th match against one another in all competitions dating back to 1975, with Portland claiming a 1-0 result at Providence Park on May 13. Seattle leads the all-time series dating back to the North American Soccer League with an overall record of 50-36-14.
TRANSACTION: Sounders FC acquires goalkeeper Zac Lubin on loan from Phoenix Rising FC on June 30, 2018.