PICTURE PERFECT: Sounders 2 versus Real Monarchs


Rick Edelman shot the USL match between Sounders 2 and Real Monarchs Saturday night April 22 at a very wet Starfire Stadium. S2 lost the match 3-1. Read the club recap below and GO HERE to see Rick’s goalWA gallery on our Facebook page.

700px-seattle_sounders_fc_2-svgTUKWILA, WA— (club release)  Sounders FC 2 (2-3-0, 6 points) fell to Real Monarchs SLC (4-1-0, 12 points) on Saturday evening at Starfire Stadium. Forward David Olsen scored his first professional goal to equalize the score early in the second half, but Monarchs SLC netted two second-half goals for the 3-1 result. S2 continues the two-match homestand with a contest against first-place San Antonio FC on Tuesday, April 25 at Starfire Stadium (7:30 p.m. PT / Live-Streamed on SoundersFC.com).


Sounders FC Academy midfielder Sam Rogers appeared to have found the back of the net in the 28th minute, but his drifting header was cleared off the line by Monarchs SLC captain Nick Besler. Minutes later, midfielder Shandon Hopeau’s one-on-one chance was stopped by goalkeeper Lalo Fernandez.

Monarchs SLC took the 1-0 lead on a converted penalty-kick attempt in the 35th minute. Monarchs SLC midfielder Jose Hernandez beat his marker, cut in toward goal and played a square ball to Jordan Allen, who was taken down in the area by S2’s Rodrigue Ele. Monarchs SLC’s Chandler Hoffman netted the spot-kick for the 1-0 lead.


Olsen equalized in the opening moments of the second half for his first professional goal. After S2’s free-kick was mis-cleared to the top of the Monarchs’ area, Olsen sent a low, bouncing volley through traffic and into the back of the net. The Seattle University product now has one goal in five appearances this season. In the 61st minute, S2 goalkeeper Tyler Miller kept the score at 1-1 with a diving save to his right.

In the 67th minute, Hernandez dribbled through Seattle’s backline in front of goal and slotted in his shot to the bottom right corner of the net. Five minutes later, Monarchs SLC extended the lead on a counter-attack when Hoffman received a pass, made a hard turn, then found an open Besler. The captain coolly placed the ball into the back of the net.

In the final play of the match, Miller made a penalty-kick save to keep the score-line 3-1. The third-year pro has made two successful saves from the spot this season. On Tuesday, S2 hosts first-place San Antonio FC at Starfire Stadium, with kickoff is set for 7:30 p.m. PT.


Seattle Sounders FC 2 |1 – 3| Real Monarchs SLC
Saturday, April 22, 2017

Venue: Starfire Stadium
Referee: Ekaterina Koroleva
Assistants: Seth Martin, Chad Stewart
Fourth Official: Mike Hohnholz
Attendance: 973
Weather: 52 degrees and rainy


SLC – Chandler Hoffman (penalty) 35′
SEA – David Olsen 48′
SLC – Jose Hernandez 67′
SLC – Nick Besler (Chandler Hoffman) 73′


SEA – Felix Chenkam (caution) 27′
SEA – Ray Saari (caution) 55′
SLC – Jesus Leal (caution) 80′
SEA – Irvin Parra (caution) 80′
SLC – Chase Minter (caution) 84′


Seattle Sounders FC 2 – Tyler Miller; Brian Nana-Sinkam, Rodrigue Ele, Sam Rogers, Riley Grant; Ray Saari, Francisco Narbon, David Olsen, Lorenzo Ramos (Jamie Dimitroff HT), Shandon Hopeau (Irvin Parra HT); Felix Chenkam (Javorn Stevens 75′)

Substitutes not used: Sam Fowler, Ethan Lotenero, Deno Ulysse, Paul Rothrock

Total shots: 10
Shots on goal: 6
Corner-kicks: 6
Saves: 4

Real Monarchs SLC – Eduardo Fernandez; Kyle Curinga, James Moberg, Michael Gallagher, Max Lachowecki; Sunday Stephen (Jesus Leal 74′), Nick Besler – captain, Jordan Allen (Andrew Brody 44′), Jose Hernandez, Daniel Haber (Chase Minter 83′); Chandler Hoffman

Substitutes Not Used: Connor Sparrow, Taylor Peay, Emilio Orozco, Emmanuel Ocran

Total shots: 13
Shots on goal: 7
Corner-kicks: 3
Saves: 4


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