LANGLEY, B.C. – Sounders FC 2 (1-2-0, 3 points) fell to Whitecaps FC 2 (1-1-1, 4 points) by a score of 3-0 on Saturday afternoon at MacLeod Athletic Park in Langley, B.C. Despite attempting 12 shots compared to Whitecaps FC 2’s nine, the Rave Green were unable to convert any chances and were held scoreless for the first time in 2017. Next Saturday, S2 visits LA Galaxy II (7:30 p.m. PT / Live-Streamed on SoundersFC.com).
Whitecaps FC 2 jumped out to an early lead with a goal in the 13th minute. After S2 was unable to clear the ball out of its own area, Whitecaps FC 2 midfielder Deklan Wynne was all alone in the center of the 18-yard-box when he received the ball and sent a hard strike to the bottom right corner of the net.
The host side extended the lead to 2-0 with a goal in the 86th minute. A cross from the right flank found Whitecaps FC 2’s Andy Thoma in front of Tyler Miller’s net. On a diving header, Thoma drove the ball into the ground and beyond Miller’s outstretched arms for the goal. Moments before the final whistle, Whitecaps FC 2’s Ben McKendry tucked a shot inside the right post for the club’s third score of the match.
Seattle defender Sam Rogers and midfielder Zach Mathers each had dangerous scoring opportunities, while forward Milo Barton, who made his first appearance of the season, nearly found the net in second-half stoppage time. On Saturday, April 15, Ezra Hendrickson’s side takes on LA Galaxy II in Southern California. Kickoff is set for 7:30 p.m. PT.
Seattle Sounders FC 2 |0 – 3| Whitecaps FC 2
Saturday, April 8, 2017
Venue: MacLeod Athletic Park
Referee: Alain Ruch
Assistants: Chris Wattam, Jasmain Parr
Fourth Official: Michelle Pye
Weather: 46 degrees and showers
VAN – Deklan Wynne 13′
VAN – Andy Thoma (Gloire Amanda) 86′
VAN – Ben McKendry (Will Seymore) 90’+4′
SEA – Irvin Parra (caution) 23′
VAN – Cole Seiler (caution) 57′
VAN – Gloire Amanda (caution) 77′
LINEUPS & STATS
Seattle Sounders FC 2 – Tyler Miller; Brian Nana-Sinkam (Milo Barton 85′), Riley Grant, Sam Rogers, Nouhou Tolo; Ray Saari, Francisco Narbon, Zach Mathers, David Olsen (Felix Chenkam 75′), Irvin Parra (Shandon Hopeau 66′); Seyi Adekoya
Substitutes not used: Trey Muse, Lorenzo Ramos, Rodrigue Ele, Denso Ulysse
Total shots: 12
Shots on goal: 2
Whitecaps FC 2 – Spencer Richey; Cole Sciler, Francis de Vries, Dominick Zator (Andy Thoma 68′), Sem de Wit; Matthew Baldismo, Ben McKendry, David Norman, Deklan Wynne; Terran Campbell (Thomas Sanner HT), Gloire Amanda
Substitutes not used: Sean Melvin, Will Seymore, Kadin Chung, Thomas Gardner
Total shots: 9
Shots on goal: 5