TUKWILA, WASH. – Despite a first-half goal by David Olsen, Seattle Sounders FC 2 came up short in a 2-1 loss to Orange County SC on Sunday afternoon at Starfire Stadium. It was the first home match in nearly a month for the Rave Green.
Orange County opened the scoring in the 16th minute on a goal by Wulito Fernandes. From the top of the area, Gustavo Villalobos sent a pass to his left, finding Fernandes open with space. The forward delivered a shot that tucked inside Bryan Meredith’s far post.
Olsen tied the score at one apiece off a throw-in by forward Irvin Parra. In the 30th minute, Parra launched a throw-in from the right side of the pitch to directly in front of the goal, where Olsen rose for the scoring header. Olsen now ranks third on the club with four goals this season. A minute later, Parra nearly took the lead when his shot barely rolled wide.
In the 37th minute, Orange County went ahead 2-1. Fernandes drove a hard pass into the ground in front of the goal, where a poaching Monday Etim tapped the bouncing ball into the left side of the net.
S2 midfielder Charles Renken’s shot in the 69th minute struck the post and ricocheted into Charlie Lyon’s arms while the goalkeeper was off the line. It was the closest S2 would come to earning the equalizer, as Orange County left Starfire Stadium with three points.
Of note, Lyon, who played for Sounders FC the previous two seasons, received his MLS Cup ring from Sounders FC Club Director of Goalkeeping Tom Dutra prior to the match.
S2 returns to action on Thursday at home versus Swope Park Rangers. Kickoff is set for 7:30 p.m. PT.
Seattle Sounders FC 2 |1 - 2| Orange County SC
Sunday, July 16, 2017
Venue: Starfire Stadium
Referee: Younes Marrakchi
Assistants: Christian Clerc, Sya Magee
Fourth Official: Robert Gilbert
Weather: 65 degrees and mostly sunny
OC – Wulito Fernandes (Gustavo Villalabos) 16’
SEA – David Olsen (Irvin Parra) 30’
OC – Monday Etim (Wulito Fernandes) 37’
SEA – Rodrigue Ele (caution) 41’
SEA – Lorenzo Ramos (caution) 65’
LINEUPS & STATS
Seattle Sounders FC 2 – Bryan Meredith; Khai Brisco, Brian Nana-Sinkam, Rodrigue Ele, Christian Koontz; Ray Saari (Lorenzo Ramos 64’), Francisco Narbon, Zach Mathers, Charles Renken (Victor Mansaray 73’), David Olsen (Seyi Adekoya 64’); Irvin Parra
Substitutes not used: Sam Fowler, Riley Grant, Dylan Teves, Azriel Gonzalez
Total shots: 12
Shots on goal: 3
Orange County SC – Charlie Lyon; Joe Franco, Beto Navarro, Salomon Wbias, Roy Neeus; Sama Esua (Oscar Sorto 90’+1’), Victor Pineda, Richard Charlow, Gustavo Villalabos; Monday Etim (Dusan Stevanovic 78’), Wulito Fernandes
Substitutes not used: Michael Suchi, Juan Pablo Ocegueda, Zach Kobayashi, Kevin Jeon
Total shots: 14
Shots on goal: 5