PORTLAND, ORE. – Sounders FC 2 (5-15-2, 17 points) on Sunday dropped a 4-1 decision at Portland Timbers 2 (13-10-3, 42 points) at Merlo Field. Sounders FC Academy product Josh Atencio scored the lone goal for the visitors, while Foster Langsdorf recorded a brace for the home side. The average age of S2’s starting lineup was 18.4 years old, its youngest lineup of the season.
Portland got the scoring started with Langsdorf’s first of the night in the 34th minute. Renzo Zambrano scored in the 61st minute to give T2 a 2-0 advantage, before Langsdorf bagged his second of the night seven minutes later.
In the 76th minute, Atencio won possession for S2 before finishing off the play with a left-footed blast from outside the area. The midfielder’s strike beat T2 goalkeeper Kendall McIntosh to the bottom right corner of the goal to pull one back for Seattle and make the score 3-1. Portland defender Adrian Diz Pe’s marker in the 78th minute finished off the scoring in the 4-1 victory for the hosts.
S2 saw appearances from four Academy products in Khai Brisco, Jacob Castro, Peter Kingston and Atencio. There were no First Team players in the lineup for S2 tonight.
Sounders FC 2 returns to action on Saturday, August 25 at OKC Energy FC. Kickoff is set for 5:30 p.m. PT, and the match will be live-streamed on ESPN+.
Sounders FC 2 I 1-4 I Portland Timbers 2
Sunday, August 19, 2018
Venue: Merlo Field I Portland, Oregon
Referee: Bardhyl Pashaj
Assistants: Corbyn May, Oscar Benavidez
Fourth Official: Pawel Sojka
Weather: 80 degrees and clear
POR – Foster Langsdorf 34’
POR – Renzo Zambrano (Jack Barmby) 61’
POR – Foster Langsdorf (Marvin Loria) 68’
SEA – Josh Atencio (Azriel Gonzalez) 76’
POR – Adrian Diz Pe 78’
POR – Jack Barmby 1’ (caution)
SEA – Khai Brisco 54’ (caution)
SEA – Rodrigue Ele 87’ (caution)
LINEUPS & STATS
S2 – Jacob Castro; Denso Ulysse, Rodrigue Ele, Khai Brisco, Nick Hinds; Peter Kingston (Josh Atencio 69’), Jesse Daley; Azriel Gonzalez, Shandon Hopeau, Ibrahim Usman; Alfonso Ocampo-Chavez (David Estrada 45’)
Substitutes not used: Sam Fowler, Sam Rogers, Antonee Burke-Gilroy
Total shots: 11
Shots on goal: 6
T2 – Kendall McIntosh; Nathan Smith, Adrian Diz Pe, Max Ornstil, Lamar Batista (James Mulligan 73’); Renzo Zambrano, Andre Lewis; Marvin Loria, Carlos Anguiano (Lucas Melano 64’), Jack Barmby; Foster Langsdorf (Gio Calixtro 88’)
Substitutes not used: Alex Mangels, Max Elliott, Josh Phillips, Devyn Jambga
Total shots: 9
Shots on goal: 5