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Notebook: United has room for improvement on the defensive end

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WENATCHEE — There’s no question the Wenatchee United FC soccer squad needs to clean up its back line if it hopes to field a competitive team this spring.

In its season-opening 5-2 loss to Bellingham on Sunday at the Apple Bowl, it surrendered a number of scores on counterattacks. While the wet conditions did play a factor, it’s hard to justify giving up five goals — four of which came in the first half when the game was still up for grabs.

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