Forward David Estrada’s Late Brace Secures Comeback Victory for S2

Estrada scored two goals in two minutes to lead S2 to a 2-1 win over OKC Energy FC; Rave Green return to action on Saturday, June 16 at Las Vegas Lights FC (8:00 p.m. PT / ESPN+)

TACOMA, WASH. – A pair of dramatic late goals from forward David Estrada lifted Sounders FC 2 (3-7-2, 11 points) to a 2-1 comeback victory over OKC Energy FC (2-10-1, 7 points) at Cheney Stadium in Tacoma on Sunday afternoon. The win improves S2 to 3-4-0 in front of the home crowd this season, and it snapped a five-game winless streak overall.

OKC struck first in the 76th minute when midfielder Alex Dixon tapped in a cross from the far post to give Energy FC a 1-0 lead.

Estrada equalized in the 83rd minute with a stunning goal. He received the ball just beyond the 18-yard line, tapped it between two defenders and volleyed it into the back of the net to even the game at 1-1. Two minutes later, in the 85th, Estrada scored the game-winning goal by finding a rebound in open space and lifting the ball into the top of the net to make it 2-1. He now leads the team and ranks tied for fourth in the USL with six goals on the season.

Five of today’s starting lineup for S2 had ties to the Sounders Academy, including both starting center backs in Khai Brisco and Sakari Carter. Midfielder Antonee Burke-Gilroy made his first start since signing with S2 on May 1, 2018 from Newcastle, Australia.

S2 returns to action on Saturday, June 16 at Las Vegas Lights FC at 8:00 p.m. PT. The match marks the first-ever meeting between the two clubs, with another game scheduled for Thursday, July 26 at 7:00 p.m. PT in Tacoma.

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MATCH SUMMARY

Sounders FC 2 I 2-1 I OKC Energy FC

Sunday, June 10, 2018

Venue: Cheney Stadium I Tacoma, Washington

Referee: Rosendo Mendoza

Assistants: Joshua Haimes, Seth Martin

Fourth Official: Jeff Arthurholtz

Weather: 55 degrees and rain

Attendance: 3,305

SCORING SUMMARY

OKC Alex Dixon (Callum Ross) 76’

SEA – David Estrada (RJ Stretch) 83’

SEA – David Estrada 85’

MISCONDUCT SUMMARY

OKC – Drew Beckie 7’ (caution)

SEA – Ibrahim Usman 45’ (caution)

OKC Kalif Alhassan 75’ (caution)

SEA – David Olsen 90+3’ (caution)

LINEUPS & STATS

S2 – Calle Brown; Denso Ulysse, Sakari Carter, Khai Brisco, Ibrahim Usman; Dylan Teves, Jesse Daley (Nick Hinds 55’); RJ Stretch, Antonee Burke-Gilroy (Ray Saari 58’), Marlon Vargas (David Olsen 74’); David Estrada

Substitutes not used: Sam Fowler, Rodrigue Ele, Shandon Hopeau

Total shots: 7

Shots on goal: 3

Fouls: 11

Offside: 3

Corner-kicks: 3

Saves: 7               

OKC – Matt VanDekel; Richard Dixon, Kyle Hyland, Christian Ibeagha, Drew Beckie; Justin Chavez, Callum Ross, Jose Barril (Kalif Alhassan 69’), Alex Dixon (Jamie Siaj 79’), Miguel Gonzalez (Francis Atuahene 61’); Christian Volesky

Substitutes not used: Bryan Byars, Philip Rasmussen, Jonathan Brown, Shawn McLaws

Total shots: 16

Shots on goal: 8

Fouls: 17

Offside: 2

Corner-kicks: 7

Saves: 1