FRESNO, CALIF. – Sounders FC 2 (2-7-2, 8 points) on Saturday dropped a 4-0 decision at Fresno FC (3-4-6, 15 points). The home team got on the board first in the 27th minute with a penalty kick goal from captain Juan Pablo Caffa and never looked back. The loss extended S2’s winless stretch to five games.
Antonee Burke-Gilroy made his S2 debut after coming on for captain Ray Saari to start the second half. Jesse Daley made his first start for Seattle and played the full 90 minutes. Burke-Gilroy and Daley were signed to S2’s squad from Australia on May 1, 2018.
Jemal Johnson scored twice in the second half for Fresno FC to put the game out of reach. After opening the scoring for the home team, Caffa assisted on Johnson’s first goal in the 54th minute to put Fresno ahead, 3-0. Johnson put home a rebound off S2’s goalkeeper Bryan Meredith in the 84th minute for the final goal of the match.
S2 returns home to Cheney Stadium in Tacoma on Sunday, June 10 for the first time since May 12. Kickoff for Sunday’s contest against Oklahoma City Energy FC is slated for 1:30 p.m. PT and it can be livestreamed on ESPN+.
Sounders FC 2 I 0-4 I Fresno FC
Saturday, June 2, 2018
Venue: Chukchansi Park I Fresno, California
Referee: Elton Garcia
Assistants: Eric Ehrhardt, Andy Hanks
Fourth Official: Saul Espinoza
Weather: 90 degrees and sunny
FFC – Juan Pablo Caffa 27’
FFC – Christian Chaney (Zachary Ellis-Hayden) 52’
FFC – Jemal Johnson (Juan Pablo Caffa) 54’
FFC – Jemal Johnson 84’
SEA – Nick Hinds 12’ (caution)
FFC – Bradley Kamdem Fewo 45+3’ (caution)
FFC – Christian Chaney 55’ (caution)
SEA – Jesse Daley 56’ (caution)
LINEUPS & STATS
S2 – Bryan Meredith; Denso Ulysse, Blake Malone, Francisco Narbon, Ibrahim Usman (Khai Brisco 73’); Ray Saari – captain (Antonee Burke-Gilroy 45’), Jesse Daley, David Olsen; Nick Hinds (Azriel Gonzalez 45’), Shandon Hopeau, David Estrada
Substitutes not used: Jacob Castro, Rodrigue Ele
Total shots: 1
Shots on goal: 1
FFC – Kyle Reynish; Zachary Ellis-Hayden (Ramon Del Campo 67’), Mickey Daly, Cory Brown, Bradley Kamdem Fewo; Jemal Johnson, Agustin Cazarez, Juan Pablo Caffa – captain (Milton Blanco 81’), Danny Barrera, Renato Bustamante; Christian Chaney (Jose Cuevas 67’)
Substitutes not used: Sam Howard, Rony Argueta, Terran Campbell, Matthew Baldisimo
Total shots: 16
Shots on goal: 9