TACOMA, WASH. – Sounders FC 2 (2-6-1, 7 points) on Saturday at Cheney Stadium in Tacoma lost in second-half stoppage time to Portland Timbers 2, 1-0. In a game of few chances, the match was largely played in the midfield, and ultimately decided in the closing minutes. Victor Arboleda crossed the ball into the box from the left side and Eryk Williamson finished with his right foot to give Portland three points.
In the only clear-cut chance in the first half, T2’s Renzo Zambrano collected a loose ball 30 yards from goal and fired a shot to the bottom corner, forcing a sprawling save from S2’s Calle Brown.
Marlon Vargas and Jesse Daley made their S2 debuts in front of a raucous crowd of 4,602 fans in Tacoma. Vargas started the match at attacking midfield and played 55 minutes before David Estrada entered the match in the second half. Academy player Blake Malone started at centerback for Seattle, making his second appearance of the season.
S2 resumes USL action on Saturday, May 19 on the road against Reno 1868 FC. Kickoff for the contest is slated for 7:30 p.m. PT on ESPN+.
Sounders FC 2 I 0-1 I Portland Timbers 2
Saturday, May 12, 2018
Venue: Cheney Stadium I Tacoma, Washington
Referee: Elijio Arreguin
Assistants: Chad Stewart, Daniel Spicer-Escalante
Fourth Official: Benjamin Oakley
Weather: 70 degrees and sunny
POR – Eryk Williamson (Victor Arboleda) 90+2’
SEA – Rodrigue Ele 11’ (caution)
POR – Eryk Williamson 49’ (caution)
POR – Modou Jadama 56’ (caution)
SEA – Francisco Narbon 62’ (caution)
LINEUPS & STATS
S2 – Calle Brown; Denso Ulysse, Rodrigue Ele, Blake Malone, Ibrahim Usman; Ray Saari, Francisco Narbon; Shandon Hopeau, Marlon Vargas (David Estrada 55’), Nick Hinds (David Olsen 76’); Felix Chenkam (Jesse Daley 66’)
Substitutes not used: Conrad Lee, Azriel Gonzalez
Total shots: 12
Shots on goal: 2
T2 – Alex Mangels; Lamar Batista, Modou Jadama – captain, Bill Tuiloma, Jimmy Mulligan; Renzo Zambrano, Eryk Williamson; Jack Barmby (Augustine Williams 68’), Marvin Loria, Victor Arboleda; Foster Langsdorf (Andre Lewis 78’)
Substitutes not used: Austin Pack, Harold Hanson, Josh Phillips, Christian Enriquez, Devyn Jambga
Total shots: 10
Shots on goal: 3