Sounders 2 top Switchbacks in snowy Colorado

COLORADO SPRINGS, CO — (club release) Sounders FC 2 (3-4-0, 9 points) topped Colorado Springs Switchbacks FC (2-2-3, 7 points) on Saturday evening at Weidner Field in Colorado Springs. Cameroonian forward Felix Chenkam recorded a second-half brace and now leads the club with three goals in the 2017 USL campaign.

Second-year forward Irvin Parra added a first-half penalty kick for his first goal of the season, as S2 overcame frigid temperatures for its second road win of the season. Next Friday, the Rave Green are set to host Portland Timbers 2 in the second meeting of the campaign between the two sides at Starfire Stadium (7:30 p.m PT / Live-Streamed on SoundersFC.com).

The match’s first major moment came in the 18th minute when Switchbacks FC defender Pascal Eboussi was shown a red card for violent conduct on a two-footed challenge. Three minutes later, S2 took the 1-0 lead on a converted penalty-kick attempt from Parra after a Switchbacks FC handball in the area. The host side equalized in the 40th minute on a goal by Ricardo Perez, making the score level entering halftime.

In the second half, Chenkam became the first S2 player to record a brace this season. He began the scoring in the 51st minute on an assist by David Olsen, then doubled his tally just three minutes later on a helper from Shandon Hopeau. The host side earned one back in the 70th minute, but S2 held on for the 3-2 victory. S2 returns to Starfire Stadium for a Cascadia clash on Friday against Portland Timbers 2. Kickoff is set for 7:30 p.m. PT.

MATCH SUMMARY

Seattle Sounders FC 2 |3 – 2| Colorado Springs Switchbacks FC
Saturday, April 29, 2017

Venue: Weidner Field
Referee: Victor Rivas
Assistants: Chris Greer, Robert Bartczak
Fourth Official: Marisela Flores
Weather: 30 degrees and cloudy

SCORING SUMMARY

SEA – Irvin Parra (penalty) 21′
COS – Ricardo Perez (Aaron King) 40′
SEA – Felix Chenham (David Olsen) 51′
SEA – Felix Chenkam (Shandon Hopeau) 54′
COS – Jordan Burt (Kevaughn Frater) 70′

MISCONDUCT SUMMARY

COS – Pascal Eboussi (ejection) 18′
SEA – Brian Nana-Sinkam (caution) 23′
COS – Shane Malcolm (caution) 30′
COS – Mastanabal Kacher (caution) 83′
SEA – Francisco Narbon (caution) 90’+4′

LINEUPS & STATS

Seattle Sounders FC 2 – Tyler Miller; Denso Ulysse, Rodrigue Ele, Sam Rogers, Brian Nana-Sinkam; Ray Saari, Francisco Narbon, David Olsen, Shandon Hopeau (Lorenzo Ramos 75′), Irvin Parra (Riley Grant 86′); Felix Chenkam (Javorn Stevens 81′)

Substitutes Not Used: Jamie Dimitroff, Milo Barton

Total shots: 17
Shots on goal: 4
Corner-kicks: 6
Saves: 3

Colorado Springs Switchbacks FC – Moise Pouaty; Jordan Burt, Pascal Eboussi, Josh Phillips; Richie Perez, Rony Argueta, Eddy Purgh (Sean McFarlane 20′); Shane Malcolm (Jung-Yeong Park 75′), Aaron King (Kevaughn Frater 63′), Masta Kacher

Substitutes Not Used: Dan Jackson, Kim Taesong, Jake Cawsey, Conner Bevans

Total shots: 11
Shots on goal: 5
Corner-kicks: 4
Saves: 1

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