TULSA, OKLA. – Sounders FC 2 (6-21-7, 25 points) on Saturday earned a convincing 4-1 win at Tulsa Roughnecks FC (3-19-12, 21 points) in their season finale. Academy product Alec Diaz recorded a goal and two assists to help lead S2 to its first road victory of the season. The three-goal win margin equaled the largest of the season for Seattle, and their four goals matched the most scored in any game in 2018.
Diaz got S2 on the board first in the 21st minute on a clever feed from David Estrada inside the box. The two forwards connected again in the first minute of the second half, when Diaz found Estrada down the left side. The veteran curled a shot with his right foot that found the upper right corner of the goal for his team-leading 11th marker of the season. Diaz has now recorded two goals and two assists in his last two games, as he netted his first professional marker on Wednesday vs. Colorado Springs Switchbacks FC.
In the 63rd minute, S2 defender Khai Brisco blew by his man and sent the ball near the top of the box to Antonee Burke-Gilroy. The midfielder picked out the bottom right corner past Tulsa goalkeeper Fabian Cerda to give the visitors a 3-1 lead. Diaz’s second assist of the evening to David Olsen in the 87th minute put Seattle ahead, 4-1. Diaz lofted a ball to the center of the field and Olsen deftly lobbed the goalkeeper for his first goal of the season.
S2 saw appearances from one First Team player in Calle Brown, as well as two Academy players in Brisco and Diaz.
Sounders FC 2 I 4-1 I Tulsa Roughnecks FC
Saturday, October 13, 2018
Venue: ONEOK Field I Tulsa, Oklahoma
Referee: Jose Lara
Assistants: Matt Trotter, Michael Cap
Fourth Official: Matthew Bahsoon
Weather: 55 degrees and cloudy
SEA – Alec Diaz (David Estrada) 21’
TUL – Eti Tavares (Joshua Morton) 42’
SEA – David Estrada (Alec Diaz) 46’
SEA – Antonee Burke-Gilroy 63’
SEA – David Olsen (Alec Diaz) 87’
SEA – Jalen Markey (caution) 8’
TUL – Michael Gamble (caution) 48’
TUL – Claudio Munoz (caution) 53’
LINEUPS & STATS
S2 – Calle Brown; Denso Ulysse, Jalen Markey, Rodrigue Ele, Khai Brisco; Shandon Hopeau (Marlon Vargas 55’), Jesse Daley, Antonee Burke-Gilroy (David Olsen 76’), Nick Hinds (Azriel Gonzalez 55’); Alec Diaz, David Estrada
Substitutes not used: Jacob Castro, Ibrahim Usman, Enrique Montana
Total shots: 16
Shots on goal: 6
TUL – Fabian Cerda; Joshua Morton (Christian Rodriguez 72’), Adriano Jusino, Claudio Munoz (Terence Smith 57’), Nemanja Vukovic; Alejandro Covarrubias; Eti Tavares, Isaac Diaz, Ivan Mirkovic, Paris Gee (D.J. Dean 45’+2’); Michael Gamble
Substitutes not used: Chase Gentry, Uzi Tayou, Jonathan Levin
Total shots: 7
Shots on goal: 6