PORTLAND, ORE. - Sounders FC 2 (9-13-2, 29 points) won its second Cascadia match in the span of a week with a 2-1 win over Portland Timbers 2 (2-18-3, 9 points) on Thursday evening at Providence Park. The win marks the third time this season that S2, who moved up to eighth place in the Western Conference, has defeated T2. Ezra Hendrickson's side returns to league play with a home fixture against Tulsa Roughnecks FC on Wednesday, August 30 at Starfire Stadium (7:30 p.m. PT / Live-streamed on SoundersFC.com).
After a scoreless first half, S2 took the lead in the 58th minute on a goal scored by Sam Rogers. Zach Mathers whipped in a free kick from the right side of the penalty are to the back post, where Rogers rose above his defender and scored with a powerful header. T2 pulled one back minutes later via a Jack Barmby corner kick that Bill Tuiloma for a header beyond the outstretched Tyler Miller and into the back of the net.
With the score level, both teams carved out a few quality chances in search of the decisive goal. In the 64th minute, T2 forward Augustine Williams hit a close-range header that forced S2 goalkeeper Tyler Miller into a diving save. S2 found the game-winning goal in the 73rd minute, courtesy of midfielder Henry Wingo. The Homegrown Player received the ball from Irvin Parra on the left side, drove past a pair of defenders and curled his shot from near the top corner of the 18-yard-box around T2 goalkeeper Wade Hamilton and into the side netting for his first professional goal.
The Rave Green return to action with a home contest against Tulsa Roughnecks FC on Wednesday, August 30. Kickoff is slated for 7:30 p.m. PT from Starfire Stadium and is being live-streamed on SoundersFC.com.
Seattle Sounders FC 2 |2 - 1| Portland Timbers FC 2
Thursday, August 17, 2017
Venue: Providence Park
Referee: Michael Radchuck
Assistants: Andrew Hanks, Stephen McGonagle
Fourth Official: Michael Zapata
Weather: 100 degrees and sunny
SEA - Sam Rogers (Zach Mathers) 58'
POR - Bill Tuiloma (Jack Barmby) 62'
SEA - Henry Wingo (Irvin Parra) 73'
POR - Rennico Clarke (caution) 28'|
SEA - Christian Koontz (caution) 31'
POR - Bill Tuiloma (caution) 56'
POR - Lamar Batista (caution) 58'
SEA - Sam Rogers (caution) 76'
SEA - Guy Edoa (caution) 83'
LINEUPS & STATS
Seattle Sounders FC 2 - Tyler Miller; Denso Ulysse, Brian Nana-Sinkam, Sam Rogers, Brian Christian Koontz; Ray Saari, Calum Mallace, Charles Renken (Irvin Parra 62'), Zach Mathers, Henry Wingo (Lorenzo Ramos 81'); Felix Chenkam (Guy Edoa 78')
Substitutes not used: Sam Fowler, David Olsen, Javorn Stevens, Seyi Adekoya
Total shots: 14
Shots on goal: 6
Portland Timbers 2 - Wade Hamilton; Max Ornstill, Rennico Clarke, Lamar Batista, Kyle Bjornethun (Giovanni Calixtro 81'); Bill Tuiloma (Shaquille Jimenez 86'), Jack Barmby, Russell Cicerone, Vilyan Bijev, Omar Mohamed; Augustine Williams
Substitutes not used: Christian Herrera, Michael Amick, Carlos Anguiano, Terrell Lowe, Adrian Villegas
Total shots: 20
Shots on goal: 6