Brace for Morris as Sounders conclude preseason with win over Sacramento Republic (highlights)

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SACRAMENTO, CALIF. – A Jordan Morris brace led the way as Sounders FC wrapped its 2018 preseason presented by adidas Thursday evening with a 3-1 win over Sacramento Republic FC at Papa Murphy’s Park. Henry Wingo also scored as Seattle finished its preseason action with a 5-2-0 record, including a pair of matches on Thursday. Earlier in the day, the Rave Green fell 1-0 to Reno 1868 FC after fielding a separate lineup from the one that took the field against Republic FC.

Morris put Seattle up early, knocking in a shot from close range in the second minute. After a SRFC foul outside the 18-yard-box, Nicolás Lodeiro sent a free kick from the right side to the far post, which was mis-cleared by a defender before falling to the feet of Morris. The striker calmly converted the point-blank attempt for his third goal of the preseason.

Wingo made it 2-0 in the 27th minute, again from service by Lodeiro. The Uruguayan playmaker sent a pinpoint cross from the left side through the Republic FC defense that found Wingo at the far post, and the second-year Homegrown Player smashed a volley into the back of the net.

Sacramento Republic FC pulled one back early in the second half on a close-range shot from Christian Eissele, but Morris made it 3-1 in the 79th minute to complete his brace. The Stanford product played a give-and-go with Seyi Adekoya to set up a first-time blast into the top corner, giving the SRFC goalkeeper no chance at a save.

Prior to this evening’s match at Sacramento Republic FC, the Rave Green faced Reno 1868 FC in a closed-door scrimmage Thursday morning at UC Davis’ Aggie Soccer Field. With Schmetzer fielding a split-squad of first team and developmental players, Sounders FC fell 1-0 for its second loss of the 2018 preseason presented by adidas.

With preseason action now completed, Sounders FC gears up for its Scotiabank CONCACAF Champions League matchup with Salvadoran side Santa Tecla FC. The Rave Green travel to El Salvador for the first leg next Thursday, February 22 before hosting the second leg on March 1 on the Xbox Pitch at CenturyLink Field. Sounders FC’s 10th MLS campaign begins at home on Sunday, March 4 against expansion side Los Angeles FC.

Sounders FC season tickets are still available, including new 2018 seating options in the 300 level, with full information available at or by calling 877-MLS-GOAL. For complete information, details and pricing on 2018 Sounders FC season tickets, fans should call 877-MLS-GOAL or email Complete information on all Sounders FC ticket packages can be found at Single-match tickets are available for all 17 MLS home matches and the club’s Scotiabank CONCACAF Champions League matchup on March 1 vs. Salvadoran side Santa Tecla FC. Seating for all games is subject to availability at time of purchase. Single-match tickets can be purchased via the following link:


Seattle Sounders FC 3 – Sacramento Republic FC 1
Thursday, February 15, 2018

Venue: Papa Murphy’s Park
Weather: Clear and 53 degrees
Attendance: 9,094


SEA – Jordan Morris 2′
SEA – Henry Wingo (Nicolás Lodeiro) 27′
SAC – Christian Eissele (Josh Turnley) 47′
SEA – Jordan Morris (Seyi Adekoya) 79′


SAC – Brian Nana-Sinkam 84′


Seattle Sounders FC – Stefan Frei; Jordan McCrary, Chad Marshall, Tony Alfaro, Waylon Francis; Jordy Delem, Cristian Roldan; Henry Wingo, Nicolás Lodeiro – captain, Harry Shipp (Seyi Adekoya 62′); Jordan Morris

Substitutes not used: Calle Brown^, Francisco Narbon+, Seyi Adekoya, Shandon Hopeau+, Khai Brisco*, Dylan Teves*, Felix Chenkam+

+ Player currently signed to S2 roster
* Sounders FC Academy player
^ Guest player

Sacramento Republic FC – Josh Cohen; Hayden Partain (Esteban Zepeda 67′), Mitch Taintor (Brian Nana-Sinkam 69′), Cole Seiler (Matteo Sorentino 69′), Josh Turnley (Shannon Gomez 67′); Jeremy Hall – captain (Quincy Butler 61′), Jaime Villarreal (Roberto Hategan 61′), Villyan Bijev (Jose Garcia 61′); Wilson Kneeshaw (Keven Aleman HT), Christian Eissele (Oscar Govea 61′), Cameron Iwasa (Luis Espino HT)

Substitutes not used: Jordan Martinez, Mark McEntosh


Seattle Sounders FC 0 – Reno 1868 FC 1
Thursday, February 15, 2018

Venue: Aggie Soccer Field (UC Davis)
Weather: Sunny and 55 degrees
Attendance: Closed-door scrimmage


REN – Eric Calvillo 34′




Seattle Sounders FC – Bryan Meredith – captain; Denso Ulysse+ (Zach Mathers HT), Rodrigue Ele+, Sam Rogers+, Nouhou; Ray Saari+ (Francisco Narbon+ 77′), Handwalla Bwana (Felix Chenkam+ 72′), Alex Roldan, Magnus Eikrem; Clint Dempsey (Dylan Teves* 65′), Will Bruin

+ Player currently signed to S2 roster
* Sounders FC Academy player
^ Guest player


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