TACOMA, WASH. – Sounders FC 2 (3-11-2, 11 points) on Sunday dropped a 2-1 decision to Reno 1868 FC at Cheney Stadium in Tacoma. Forward David Estrada scored his team-leading eighth goal of the campaign for S2, and he now ranks tied for seventh in the USL in tallies, one behind the league leader. Captain Ray Saari earned the assist on the lone S2 goal before leaving the match with an injury in the 43rd minute.
Seattle got on the board first in the 18th minute when Saari found Estrada on the right side, and the veteran finished to the bottom left corner of the goal. The forward has now scored four goals in his last five contests, while Saari has recorded two goals and one assist in his last four matches.
In the 60th minute, S2 goalkeeper Calle Brown guessed right on a penalty kick from Seth Casiple, but the ball slipped inside the post to even the game at 1-1. Reno’s Duke Lacroix found Brian Brown streaking into the box in the 70th minute, and Brown finished the cross for the game-winner.
S2 returns to action on Saturday, July 14 at Real Monarchs SLC (7:00 p.m. PT / ESPN+). The Rave Green play next at Cheney Stadium in Tacoma on Thursday, July 26 against Las Vegas Lights FC (7:00 p.m. / ESPN+).
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Sounders FC 2 I 1-2 I Reno 1868 FC
Sunday, July 8, 2018
Venue: Cheney Stadium I Tacoma, Washington
Referee: Mike Hohnholz
Assistants: Cephas Quartson, Sya Magee
Fourth Official: Gustavo Caicedo
Weather: 75 degrees and partly cloudy
SEA – David Estrada (Ray Saari) 18’
RENO – Seth Casiple (penalty) 59’
RENO – Brian Brown (Duke Lacroix) 70’
RENO – Lindo Mfeka 23’ (caution)
SEA – Rodrigue Ele 37’ (caution)
RENO – Lindo Mfeka 42’ (caution – ejection)
SEA – David Estrada 46’ (caution)
SEA – Khai Brisco 58’ (caution)
RENO – Paul Marie 75’ (caution)
LINEUPS & STATS
S2 – Calle Brown; Denso Ulysse, Sam Rogers, Rodrigue Ele, Khai Brisco; Ray Saari – captain (Cam Martin 43’), Gio Miglietti; Antonee Burke-Gilroy (Shandon Hopeau 67’), Jesse Daley (Felix Chenkam 60’), Gabe Threadgold; David Estrada
Substitutes not used: Sam Fowler, Ibrahim Usman, David Olsen, Nick Hinds
Total shots: 9
Shots on goal: 2
RENO 1868 FC – James Marcinkowski; Paul Marie, Zach Carroll, Thomas Janjigian, Joel Qwiberg (Jordan Murrell 55’); Seth Casiple, Felipe Fernandes, Christopher Wehan; Lindo Mfeka; Antoine Hoppenot (Duke Lacroix 67’), Brian Brown (Danny Musovski 79’)
Substitutes not used: Kyle Ihn, Eric Calvillo, Jerry van Ewijk, Mohamed Thiaw
Total shots: 6
Shots on goal: 3