TUKWILA, WASH. – Seattle Sounders FC 2 (10-6-2, 32 points) defeated Arizona United SC (7-8-1, 22 points) by a final score of 4-0 to record its sixth shutout of the season. S2 forward Oalex Anderson scored twice in the first 15 minutes to get S2 on the board, with Aaron Long and Pablo Rossi adding goals later in the match to secure the victory. New signing Tyler Miller got his first start in goal, and recorded his first shutout for the club.
Two minutes into the match, Anderson scored his second goal of the USL regular season after Aaron Kovar worked space in the Arizona 18-yard box before passing to Sérgio Mota. Sérgio passed along to Anderson who slotted his shot past the goalkeeper to make it 1-0.
Anderson forced a turnover in the Arizona half in the 14th minute to create a one-on-one opportunity with keeper Carl Woszczynski and found the net for his second of the night. Anderson would have to be taken off in a stretcher in the 30th minute after an injury picked up moments before.
Long, who replaced Anderson, scored from a header in the 37th minute from an Aaron Kovar free kick.
Sérgio would pick up another assist in the second half, as he found Rossi with a through ball out to the right side. Rossi powered his right-footed effort past Woszczynski after taking a deflection off an Arizona defender. Rossi holds the team lead in goals with seven, and it marked Sérgio’s fourth assist of the season, good for second in the team.
With the victory,S2 jumps to first place in the USL Western Conference, tied with LA Galaxy II with 32 points apiece. S2 now travels to Colorado Springs to take on third place Switchbacks FC (10-6-0, 30 points) on July 18 (6:00 p.m. PT / live-streamed on SoundersFC.com).
Seattle Sounders FC 2 |4-0| Arizona United SC
Sunday, July 12, 2015
Venue: Starfire Stadium, Tukwila, Wash.
SEA – Oalex Anderson (Sérgio) 2'
SEA – Oalex Anderson 14'
SEA – Aaron Long (Aaron Kovar) 37'
SEA – Pablo Rossi (Sérgio) 58'
AZ – Joey Dillon (caution) 33’
AZ – Brock Granger (caution) 36’
SEA – Pablo Rossi (caution)
LINEUPS & STATS
Seattle Sounders FC 2 – Tyler Miller, Giuliano Frano, Damion Lowe, Nick Miele, Oniel Fisher (Ashani Fairclough 63’), Duncan McCormick (Nathaniel Tongovula 70’), Sérgio Mota, Amadou Sanyang (Lorenzo Ramos 61’), Aaron Kovar, Pablo Rossi (Diego Silvas 77’), Oalex Anderson (Aaron Long 30’)
Substitutes not used: Saif Kerawala, Kasey French
Total shots: 20
Shots on goal: 10
Corner kicks: 5
Arizona United SC – Carl Woszczynski, Tyler Ruthven, Rob Valentino, Joey Dillon, Brock Granger, Scott Morrison, Daniel Antunez (Damian Rosales 69’), Jonathan Top (Jose Cuevas 46’), Dennis Chin (Brad Stisser 46’), Long Tan (Jordan Rideczk 84’), George Malki (Cam Vickers 46’)
Substitutes not used: Zak Downes, Spencer Joanson,
Total shots: 5
Shots on goal: 2
Corners kicks: 2