TUKWILA, WASH. - Sounders FC 2 (9-14-2, 29 points) fell in a 1-0 defeat to Tulsa Roughnecks FC (11-10-3, 36 points) at Starfire Stadium on Wednesday evening. Despite 21 shots, S2 was unable to convert a chance and snapped its two-match winning streak. Still 10th in the Western Conference, S2 visits Phoenix Rising on Saturday evening (7:30 p.m. PT / Live-streamed on SoundersFC.com).
S2 had its fair share of opportunities in the first half, garnering four shots on target. Forward Felix Chenkam nearly recorded a goal in the 22nd minute, but his well-struck shot just missed the top right corner of the net. Ten minutes later, another one of his attempts struck the woodwork.
Tulsa broke the 0-0 deadlock in the 72nd minute off a corner kick. A minute after S2 midfielder Zach Mathers' free-kick shot was denied by a full-extension save, Tulsa's Francisco Ugarte found the ball after a scrum in the area and poked his shot past S2 goalkeeper Bryan Meredith.
Despite recording 21 shots, including six on target, S2 was unable find the back of the net. Of note, defender Steve Whyte, a 21-year-old Australian, made his USL debut and played 90 minutes.
Four points below the postseason cutoff line, Ezra Hendrickson's side returns to action on the road against Phoenix Rising on Saturday evening. Kickoff is set for 7:30 p.m. PT.
Seattle Sounders FC 2 |0 - 1| Tulsa Roughnecks FC
Wednesday, August 30, 2017
Venue: Starfire Stadium
Referee: Jeff Arthurholtz
Assistants: Cephas Quartson, Chuck Spaniola
Fourth Official: Ramond Mendez
Weather: 73 degrees and partly cloudy
TUL - Francisco Ugarte 72'
TUL - Collin Fernandez (caution) 19'
TUL - Joaquin Rivas (caution) 70
SEA - Zach Mathers (caution) 76'
LINEUPS & STATS
Seattle Sounders FC 2 - Bryan Meredith; Jordy Delem, Brian Nana-Sinkam Sam Rogers, Steve Whyte; Ray Saari, Calum Mallace, Zach Mathers, Charles Renken (Shandon Hopeau 62'), David Olsen; Felix Chenkam (Javorn Stevens 83')
Substitutes not used: Sam Fowler, Denso Ulysse, Rodrigue Ele, Francisco Narbon, Lorenzo Ramos
Total shots: 21
Shots on goal: 6
Tulsa Roughnecks FC - Fabian Cerda; Jorge Corrales, Bradley Bourgeois, Cisco Ugarte, Jaime Ayala, Collin Fernandez, Joey Calistri, Christian Thierjung (Jonathan Levin 86'), Brady Ballew (Juan Pablo Coffa 62'), Joaquin Rivas; Pavel Kondraikhin (Ian Svantesson 67')
Substitutes not used: Bryan Byars, Kosuke Kimura, Paris Gee
Total shots: 12
Shots on goal: 3