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Academy Opens at Home Against Rivals

Communications staffer Matt Winter provides a Sounders Academy update.

Sounders FC Academy played their home openers against Cascadia rivals Portland Timbers Academy this past weekend. The U18’s drew, 1-1, thanks to a second half equalizer from Ike Crook on an assist from Jacob Hauser-Ramsey. Justin Critchlow scored a late goal on a Marcus Machado corner kick for the U16’s, but it wasn’t enough to top two second half goals from the Timbers as the Rave Green fell, 2-1.

The Academy squads return to action on October 6th and 7th when they host Arsenal FC and Real So Cal at Starfire Sports Complex. 

Sounders FC U18 (USSDA) (0-1-2, 2 points)
Sounders FC vs. Portland Timbers (September 22) – D, 1-1
After the Timbers took a 1-0 lead before the half, Ike Crook equalized in the final ten minutes on an assist from Jacob Hauser-Ramsey. Crook has now scored in all three USSDA games so far this season.
SOUNDERS FC GOALS (ASSISTS): Ike Crook (Jacob Hauser-Ramsey).

Sounders FC U16 (USSDA) (0-1-2, 2 points)
Sounders FC vs. Portland Timbers (September 22) – L, 2-1
After the Timbers scored twice in the second half, Marcus Machado found Justin Critchlow on a late corner kick to cut the lead in half, but Seattle was unable to equalize.
SOUNDERS FC GOALS (ASSISTS): Justin Critchlow (Marcus Machado).