COLORADO SPRINGS, COLO. - Sounders FC 2 (2-4-1, 7 points) played to its first draw of the season, a 0-0 result at Colorado Springs Switchbacks FC on Saturday evening. Backed by First Team goalkeeper Calle Brown and his staunch backline, S2 secured a road point despite the very cold conditions in Colorado.
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Brown was spectacular in net all night long and provided the moment of the match in the 26th minute. On an attempt by Switchbacks midfielder Jordan Burt, Brown went diving to his left and saved a ball headed for the top right corner of the goal to keep the game scoreless. He made three saves on the night to lead the S2 defense.
Both sides were reduced to 10 men in the second half. S2 captain Ray Saari was given his second yellow card of the match in the 59th minute, and Colorado Springs midfielder Luke Vercollone received his second caution of the game in the 62nd minute.
S2 resumes USL action on Sunday, May 6, as the Rave Green host Sacramento Republic FC at Cheney Stadium in Tacoma. Kickoff for that contest is slated for 1:30 p.m. PT (ESPN+).
Sounders FC 2 I 0-0 I Colorado Springs Switchbacks FC
Saturday, April 21, 2018
Venue: Weidner Field I Colorado Springs, Colorado
Referee: Rosendo Mendoza
Assistants: Joe Wykowski, Jacob Herold
Fourth Official: Jacob Meyer
Weather: 39 degrees and cloudy
SEA - Ray Saari 16' (caution)
CSS - Luke Vercollone 49' (caution)
SEA - Ray Saari 59' (ejection)
CSS - Luke Vercollone 62' (ejection)
CSS - Ayukokata Tambe 80' (caution)
LINEUPS & STATS
S2 - Calle Brown; Denso Ulysse, Rodrigue Ele, Sam Rogers, Ibrahim Usman; Ray Saari - captain, Dylan Teves (Shandon Hopeau 75'); David Olsen, David Estrada (Francisco Narbon 64'), Azriel Gonzalez (Nick Hinds 56'); Felix Chenkam
Substitutes not used: Sam Fowler, Gabe Threadgold
Total shots: 8
Shots on goal: 1
CSS - Moise Pouaty; Taylor Hunter, Ayukokata Tambe, Jamal Jack, Josh Suggs - captain; Jordan Schweitzer, Jordan Burt, Luke Vercollone; AJ Ajeakwa (Martin Maybin 81'), Saeed Robinson, Shane Malcolm (Niki Jackson 55')
Substitutes not used: Steward Ceus, Pascal Eboussi, Taesong Kim, Verneri Valiman, Toby Uzo
Total shots: 9
Shots on goal: 3