FENTON, MO. – Sounders FC 2 (4-14-2, 14 points) on Saturday night dropped a 2-0 result to Saint Louis FC (7-6-8, 29 points) at Toyota Stadium in Fenton. The home club netted both goals in the first 34 minutes of the match to record the victory.
Saint Louis got out to an early lead in the third minute when Kyle Culbertson got his own rebound off a diving save from Seattle keeper Calle Brown and found Kyle Greig who finished to Brown’s left. Austin Ledbetter made it 2-0 in the 34th minute off a strike from outside the area. The tally was the first of the season for Ledbetter.
Seattle had some chances in the second half, highlighted by a rocket from Henry Wingo that dinged off the crossbar midway through the half. S2 earned a penalty kick in the 88th minute when Lamar Neagle was taken down in the box, but David Estrada’s attempt was stopped by Saint Louis goalkeeper Jake Fenlason.
Seattle saw appearances from four First Team players in Tony Alfaro, Brown, Neagle and Wingo, and two Academy players in Dylan Teves and Gio Miglietti.
S2 returns to action on Saturday, August 11 at home in Tacoma against San Antonio FC (7:00 p.m. PT / ESPN+). It will be the first of two meetings between the teams this season, with the second set for September 29 in Texas (5:30 p.m. PT / ESPN+).
Sounders FC 2 I 0-2 I Saint Louis FC
Saturday, August 4, 2018
Venue: Toyota Stadium I Fenton, Missouri
Referee: Lorant Varga
Assistants: Ryan Cook, Jack Feldman
Fourth Official: Matt Gaudreau
Weather: 85 degrees and sunny
STL – Kyle Greig (Kyle Culbertson) 3’
STL – Austin Ledbetter (Wal Fall) 34’
SEA – Rodrigue Ele 21’ (caution)
STL – Pierre Da Silva 42’ (caution)
SEA – Jesse Daley 51’ (caution)
SEA – Lamar Neagle 70’ (caution)
SEA – Tony Alfaro 90’+2’ (caution)
LINEUPS & STATS
S2 – Calle Brown; Denso Ulysse, Rodrigue Ele, Sam Rogers, Tony Alfaro; Jesse Daley, Gio Miglietti (David Estrada 45’); Henry Wingo, Shandon Hopeau (Dylan Teves 45’), Ibrahim Usman (Nick Hinds 66’); Lamar Neagle
Substitutes not used: Jacob Castro, Azriel Gonzalez, David Olsen
Total shots: 10
Shots on goal: 2
STL – Jake Fenlason; Sam Fink, Phanuel Kavita, Sean Reynolds; Wal Fall (Joey Calistri 70’), Lewis Hilton; Austin Ledbetter, Kyle Culbertson; Albert Dikwa (Tony Walls 62’), Pierre Da Silva; Kyle Greig (Corey Hertzog 77’)
Substitutes not used: Tomas Gomez, Kadeem Dacres
Total shots: 7
Shots on goal: 3