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Charis Wilson

Sounders FC 2 falls 2-0 versus Swope Park Rangers in season finale

 
Sounders FC 2 (9-14-8, 35 points) wrapped-up its second season of USL action with a 2-0 loss at Swope Park Rangers (15-10-5, 51 points) on Saturday evening. S2 made a late playoff push with a four-match unbeaten streak from August 19 - September 11 (2-0-2), but a pair of losses, including Saturday's regular season finale, kept S2 from reaching consecutive postseason appearances.

In the 11th minute, Swope Park jumped out to a 1-0 lead. On a corner-kick, midfielder Ayrton sent a dangerous ball into a crowded area in front of goal, where defender Amer Didic rose for a header that sailed past Seattle goalkeeper Charlie Lyon and into the back of the net.

Although the score-line remained 1-0 for the remainder of the half, Seattle suffered a setback in the 41st minute with a red-card ejection issued to defender Nouhou Tolo. Tolo's challenge from behind occurred just outside the 18-yard-box when Swope Park's Kris Tyrpak slipped behind the 19-year-old left-back.

The host side extended the lead to 2-0 in the 75th minute. Substitute Dane Kelly won a ball in the right side of the area and sent a low cross in front of goal, where a charging Tyler Pasher shook off a challenge from Devon Fisher for the close-range goal.
 
Of note, Saturday's match marked the professional debut of Sounders FC Academy forward Milo Barton, who started up top alongside Carlos Patino and Shandon Hopeau, a fellow Academy product who made his first professional start.
 
MATCH SUMMARY
 
Seattle Sounders FC 2 |0 - 2| Swope Park Rangers
Saturday, September 24, 2016
 
Venue: Swope Soccer Village
Referee: Jon Freemon
Assistants: Jack Feldman, Tom Kuczwara
Fourth Official: Kyle Armstrong
Weather:  84 degrees and clear
 
SCORING SUMMARY
 
SPR - Amer Didic (Ayrton) 11'
SPR - Tyler Pasher (Dane Kelly) 75'

 
MISCONDUCT SUMMARY
 
SEA - Nouhou Tolo (ejection) 41'
SEA - Willy Kapawa (caution) 54'
 
LINEUPS & STATS
 
Seattle Sounders FC 2 Charlie Lyon; Devon Fisher, Michael Nelson, Tony Alfaro (Jake Morris 60'), Nouhou Tolo; Jordy Delem, Zach Mathers (Mark O'Ojong 61'), Myron Samuel; Shandon Hopeau (Lorenzo Ramos 83'), Carlos Patino, Milo Barton (Emir Alihodzic 61')
 
Substitutes not used: Willy Kapawa
 
Total shots: 3
Shots on goal: 2  
Corner-kicks:  0
Saves: 1 
 
Swope Park Rangers - Adrian Zendejas; Tommy Meyer (Nansel Selbol 83'), Amer Didic, Oumar Ballo, Ever Alvarado, Ualefi, Christian Duke (Emmanuel Appiah 65'), Ayrton, Kris Tyrpak (Dane Kelly 54'), Mark Anthony Gonzalez (Alex Molano 71'), Tyler Pasher (Johnny Grant 81')
 
Substitutes not used:  Zac Lubin, Tomas Granitto

Total shots: 9 
Shots on goal: 3
Corner-kicks:  5
Saves: 2
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