TACOMA, WASH. – Sounders FC 2 (2-5-1, 7 points) on Sunday at Cheney Stadium dropped a tight match, 2-1, to Sacramento Republic FC (5-1-3, 18 points), the top club in the USL. S2 was even with Sacramento until the 82nd minute when an own goal put the visiting side ahead for good.
In the 61st minute, Felix Chenkam scored his third goal in his last two matches at Cheney Stadium to even the match at 1-1. The ball was touched by many players in transition before eventually finding the foot of Chenkem, who slotted it past the right side of Sacramento keeper Josh Cohen.
Sacramento got on the board first with a goal from Mitchell Taintor. He received a great ball from Jeremy Hall against the run of play and finished near post with his left foot. The goal was Taintor’s first in eight games this season, and it marked Hall’s first assist in his ninth match of the campaign.
S2 resumes USL action on Saturday, May 12 against Portland Timbers 2 at Cheney Stadium in Tacoma. It will be the second of three meetings between the clubs this season. Seattle won the first match on opening night in Tacoma, 2-1. Kickoff for Saturday’s contest is slated for 5:00 p.m. PT on ESPN+.
Sounders FC 2 I 1-2 I Sacramento Republic FC
Sunday, May 6, 2018
Venue: Cheney Stadium I Tacoma, Washington
Referee: Farhad Dadkho
Assistants: Joshua Haimes, Cephas Quartson
Fourth Official: Corbyn May
Weather: 70 degrees and partly cloudy
SAC – Mitchell Taintor (Jeremy Hall) 41’
SEA – Felix Chenkam 61’
SAC – Own goal 82’
SEA – Denso Ulysse 31’ (caution)
LINEUPS & STATS
S2 – Bryan Meredith; Denso Ulysse, Rodrigue Ele, Sam Rogers, Ibrahim Usman; Francisco Narbon, Dylan Teves (Azriel Gonzalez 82’), David Olsen (David Estrada 58’); Shandon Hopeau, Nick Hinds (Khai Brisco 90’), Felix Chenkam
Substitutes not used: Calle Brown, Jesse Daley
Total shots: 13
Shots on goal: 4
SAC – Josh Cohen; Carlos Rodriguez, Jeremy Hall, Mitchell Taintor, Justin Schmidt; Adam Moffat (Jaime Villarreal 79’), Cole Seiler (Shannon Gomez 72’); Luis Espino (Jure Matjasic 72’), Cameron Iwasa, Villyan Bijev; Hayden Partain
Substitutes not used: Rafael Diaz, Wilson Kneeshaw, Christian Eissele, Elliott Hord
Total shots: 9
Shots on goal: 1