HERRIMAN, UTAH – Sounders FC 2 (3-12-2, 11 points) on Saturday night dropped a 2-0 decision at league-leading Real Monarchs SLC (13-4-2, 41 points). Felix Chenkam made his first start for S2 since May 12 after being called up to the club’s MLS side, but the team was without captain Ray Saari due to injury. The victory keeps Real Monarchs unbeaten at home this season, and they remain three points ahead of FC Cincinnati at the top of the league standings.
Charlie Adams scored the first goal of the match in the 27th minute off a rebound to put the home club ahead, 1-0. In the 70th minute, Sebastian Velasquez received the ball inside the area and finished past S2 goalkeeper Calle Brown to make it a 2-0 advantage.
Seattle saw appearances from four First Team players in Tony Alfaro, Henry Wingo, Brown and Chenkam, and three Academy players in Khai Brisco, Cam Martin and Gio Miglietti.
S2 returns to action on Friday, July 20 at Phoenix Rising FC (8:00 p.m. PT / ESPN+). It will be the first of two matches played between the teams this season.
Sounders FC 2 I 0-2 I Real Monarchs SLC
Saturday, July 14, 2018
Venue: Zions Bank Stadium I Herriman, Utah
Referee: Farhad Dadkho
Assistants: Daniel Spicer-Escalante, Mitch Lillywhite
Fourth Official: Hamed Sadeghi
Weather: 80 degrees and clear
SLC – Charlie Adams 26’
SLC – Sebastian Velasquez (James Moberg) 70’
SLC – Charlie Adams 17’ (caution)
SEA – Jesse Daley 54’ (caution)
SLC – Mastanabal Kacher 73’ (caution)
SEA – Antonee Burke-Gilroy 80’ (caution)
SLC – Maikel Chang 84’ (caution)
LINEUPS & STATS
S2 – Calle Brown; Denso Ulysse, Rodrigue Ele, Tony Alfaro, Khai Brisco (Ibrahim Usman 77’); Jesse Daley (Gio Miglietti 71’), Antonee Burke-Gilroy; Henry Wingo, David Estrada, Shandon Hopeau; Felix Chenkam (Cam Martin 45’)
Substitutes not used: Sam Fowler, David Olsen, Nick Hinds, Gabe Threadgold
Total shots: 4
Shots on goal: 3
SLC – Jake Leeker; James Moberg, Konrad Plewa, Michael Gallagher, Andrew Brody (Kalen Ryden 77’); Justin Portillo, Charlie Adams (Jack Blake 86’); Maikel Chang, Sebastian Velasquez, Mastanabal Kacher; Chandler Hoffman (Juan Ignacio Mare 82’)
Substitutes not used: Rafael Guerrero, Rhys Williams, Jose Hernandez, Josh Heard
Total shots: 10
Shots on goal: 4