TACOMA, WASH. – Sounders FC 2 (5-16-4, 19 points) on Sunday played to a 1-1 draw with Orange County SC (15-7-5, 51 points) at Cheney Stadium in Tacoma. S2 is now unbeaten in its last four home games, and has earned 17 of its 19 points in front of the home crowd this season.
Jesse Daley gave S2 an early 1-0 lead with a rocket from the top of the box. Azriel Gonzalez began the play by blasting a shot that was saved by Orange County goalkeeper Andre Rawls, and the rebound bounced to Daley. He settled it and unleashed a shot with his left foot into the top left corner of the goal in the 12th minute. The tally was Daley’s second of the season.
Alex Crognale’s fourth goal of the season in the 57th minute evened the match at 1-1. Aodhan Quinn served a corner right in front of the goal and Crognale headed it home past S2 keeper Bryan Meredith.
S2 saw appearances from four First Team players in Bryan Meredith, Lamar Neagle, Alex Roldan and Henry Wingo. Seattle also played two Academy players in Khai Brisco and Leo Burney.
Sounders FC 2 returns to action on Wednesday, September 5 against Tulsa Roughnecks FC at Cheney Stadium (7:00 p.m. PT / ESPN+). The match is the third of three home games in eight days.
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Sounders FC 2 I 1-1 I Orange County SC
Sunday, September 2, 2018
Venue: Cheney Stadium I Tacoma, Washington
Referee: Alejandro Mariscal
Assistants: Hunter France, Trevor Wiseman
Fourth Official: Robert Gilbert
Weather: 71 degrees and sunny
SEA – Jesse Daley 12’
OC – Alex Crognale (Aodhan Quinn) 57’
SEA – Ibrahim Usman 52’ (caution)
SEA – Antonee Burke-Gilroy 59’ (caution)
SEA – Alex Roldan 63’ (caution)
OC – Kevin Alston 70’ (caution)
LINEUPS & STATS
S2 – Bryan Meredith; Denso Ulysse, Leo Burney, Khai Brisco, Ibrahim Usman; Jesse Daley, Alex Roldan (Antonee Burke-Gilroy 58’); Henry Wingo (Shandon Hopeau 65’), David Olsen, Azriel Gonzalez; Lamar Neagle (David Estrada 55’)
Substitutes not used: Jacob Castro, Nick Hinds, Sam Rogers
Total shots: 5
Shots on goal: 5
OC – Andre Rawls; Joseph Amico (Noah Powder HT), Alex Crognale, Walker Hume, Kevin Alston; Darwin Jones (Giovanni Ramos Godoy 76’), Aodhan Quinn, Christian Duke (Richard Chaplow 75’), Mats Bjurman; Thomas Enevoldsen; Michael Seaton
Substitutes not used: Casey Beyers, Thomas Juel-Nielsen, Koji Hashimoto
Total shots: 14
Shots on goal: 3