TACOMA, WASH. – A second-half stoppage-time equalizer from Shandon Hopeau on Wednesday night allowed Sounders FC 2 (5-16-5, 20 points) to extend its home unbeaten streak to five games. S2 battled back from a 4-1 deficit to Tulsa Roughnecks FC (2-13-11, 17 points) and earned a point in a 4-4 draw at Cheney Stadium in Tacoma. Tonight’s match concluded a stretch of three home games in eight days in which S2 earned three points (0-0-3), as the club has now earned 18 of its 20 points in front of the home crowd this season.
S2 trailed Tulsa 4-2 in the 81st minute before David Estrada’s team-leading 10th goal of the season pulled the home side to within one. Off a set piece, Antonee Burke-Gilroy pounced on a free ball and lofted it to Estrada who headed it home in the 82nd minute to make it 4-3. Estrada is now tied for 10th in the Western Conference in goals scored this season.
In the 94th minute, with Tulsa leading 4-3, Nick Hinds found Hopeau streaking down the left side. The midfielder cut inside the box and blasted a shot that deflected off the goalkeeper and found the back of the net. The equalizer was Hopeau’s second goal of the season and the latest S2 has scored in a match in 2018. First Team players and Seattle area natives Lamar Neagle and Henry Wingo also scored for the hosts, with the former converting a penalty earned by Hopeau in first-half stoppage time.
Seattle was able to earn a point despite a hat-trick from Tulsa forward Jesus Ferreira. The 17-year-old kicked off the scoring in the 16th minute before tallying twice in the second half in a span of two minutes (54’, 56’) to give the visitors a 4-1 lead.
Sounders FC 2 returns to action on Saturday, September 8 at Sacramento Republic FC. The match will kick off at 7:30 p.m. PT and will be live-streamed on ESPN+.
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Sounders FC 2 I 4-4 I Tulsa Roughnecks FC
Wednesday, September 5, 2018
Venue: Cheney Stadium I Tacoma, Washington
Referee: Mark Allatin
Assistants: Christian Clerc, Sya Magee
Fourth Official: Benjamin Wagar
Weather: 72 degrees and clear
TUL – Jesus Ferreira (Nemanja Vukovic) 16’
TUL – Joaquin Rivas (penalty) 39’
SEA – Lamar Neagle (penalty) 45’+1’
TUL – Jesus Ferreira (Nemanja Vukovic) 54’
TUL – Jesus Ferreira (Eti Tavares) 56’
SEA – Henry Wingo 59’
SEA – David Estrada (Antonee Burke-Gilroy)
SEA – Shandon Hopeau (Nick Hinds) 90’+4’
TUL – Joaquin Rivas 77’ (caution)
TUL – Fabian Cerda 85’ (caution)
SEA – Denso Ulysse 87’ (caution)
TUL – Jesus Ferreira 90’ (caution)
LINEUPS & STATS
S2 – Calle Brown; Denso Ulysse, Leo Burney, Blake Malone, Nick Hinds; Alex Roldan (David Estrada 59’), Jesse Daley (Danny Robles HT); Henry Wingo, Antonee Burke-Gilroy, Shandon Hopeau; Lamar Neagle (Alec Diaz 59’)
Substitutes not used: Jacob Castro, Ibrahim Usman, Azriel Gonzalez, Sam Rogers
Total shots: 11
Shots on goal: 7
TUL – Fabian Cerda; Paris Gee, Claudio Munoz, Joshua Morton, Nemanja Vukovic (Adriano Jusino 80’); Alejandro Covarrubias; Eti Tavares, Joaquin Rivas (D.J. Dean 77’), Ivan Mirkovic, Michael Gamble; Jesus Ferreira
Substitutes not used: Chase Gentry, Terence Smith, Uzi Tayou, Christian Rodriguez, Isaac Diaz
Total shots: 22
Shots on goal: 11