sea v SRFC May 14

SACRAMENTO, CALIF. – Sounders FC 2 fell 2-0 to Sacramento Republic FC on Saturday evening thanks to a brace from Sacramento’s Tommy Thompson, as S2 (1-5-3, 6 points) has lost the past two matches following a four-match unbeaten streak (1-0-3).

In a rematch of the season-opener that saw Sacramento top Seattle 1-0 at Starfire Stadium, S2 faced Republic FC for its second road test of the season. Forward Victor Mansaray had a dangerous opportunity in the 13th minute, but his well-struck attempt fired into the side netting. In the 27th minute, goalkeeper Charlie Lyon stayed on his line and saved a blazing shot attempt from Thompson.

A few minutes later, Thompson exacted his revenge with a goal in the 32nd minute. Referee Luis Guardia signaled for a penalty on defender Michael Nelson’s challenge in the scoring area. Thompson’s ensuing shot attempt was saved by Lyon, but Thompson followed up with a lofted kick from close range that drifted over Lyon’s reach.

In the 47th minute, Thompson added to his tally and extended Republic FC’s lead to 2-0. The 20-year-old midfielder snaked his way through Seattle’s backline and delivered a punishing strike from the top of Seattle’s area and into the back of the net.

For the remainder of the second half, Seattle maintained a fast pace of play, but couldn’t capitalize on any chances. Sounders FC Academy player Kei Tomozawa made his season debut as a substitute in the 72nd minute.

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Seattle Sounders FC 2 | 0-2 | Sacramento Republic FC

Saturday, May 14, 2016

Venue: Bonney Field

Referee: Luis Guardia

Assistants: Eric Ehrhardt, Andrew Hanks

Fourth Official: Elijio Arreguin

Weather: Clear and 74 degrees


SAC – Tommy Thompson 27’

SAC – Tommy Thompson 47’


SAC – Octavio Guzman (caution) 33’

SAC – Chris Christian (caution) 36’


Seattle Sounders FC 2 – Charlie Lyon; Jordy Delem, Michael Nelson, Tony Alfaro, Nouhou Tolo; Mark O’Ojong, Jordan Schweitzer, Zach Mathers; Victor Mansaray, Myron Samuel, Darwin Jones

Substitutes used: Carlos Patino, Devon Fisher, Lorenzo Ramos, Kei Tomozawa, Harrison Kurtz

Substitutes not used: Matt Bersano, Tobi Jnohope

Total shots: 13

Shots on goal: 5

Fouls: 8

Corner-kicks: 2

Saves: 2

Sacramento Republic FC – Jakubek; Emrah Klimenta, Derek Foran, Chris Christian, James Kiffe; Tommy Thompson, JJ Koval, Octavio Guzman, Cameron Iwasa; Adam Jahn, Harry Williams

Substitutes used: Agustin Cazarez, Danny Barrera, Thomas Stewart, Mackenzie Pridham

Substitutes not used: Evan Newton, Alfonso Motagalvan, Max Alvarez

Total shots: 16

Shots on goal: 4

Fouls: 13

Corner-kicks: 12 

Saves: 5

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