Sounders FC 2 Falls 2-1 on the Road to Swope Park Rn

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October 12, 2017 - Major League Soccer (MLS) - Seattle Sounders FC

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Despite early strike by Zach Mathers, S2 surrenders two goals in the second half; Rave Green wrap up 2017 campaign at Oklahoma City Energy FC on October 15 (3:00 p.m. PT / Live-streamed on SoundersFC.com)

For Immediate Release: October 11, 2017

Contact: Danny Ciaccio, 206-775-2173 or Alex Caulfield, 216-978-7212

KANSAS CITY, MO. - Sounders FC 2 (9-18-4, 31 points) came up short in a 2-1 loss to Swope Park Rangers (17-8-7, 58 points) on Wednesday evening at Children's Mercy Victory Field. Currently in 12 th place in the Western Conference, S2 continues its three-match road trip on Sunday afternoon to close the 2017 campaign at Oklahoma City Energy FC (3:00 p.m. PT / Live-streamed on SoundersFC.com).

In the 28 th minute, midfielder Zach Mathers opened the scoring with a free-kick goal from 25 yards out. The midfielder struck a low ball that split through two defenders of Swope Park's wall, then took two bounces before tucking into the bottom left corner of the net. The Duke product leads the club with 11 goals this season.

Swope Park managed to take the lead in the opening 10 minutes of the second half. After stopping a free-kick shot and deflecting the ensuing follow-up attempt, S2 goalkeeper Tyler Miller was unable to gain possession of the ball and Lebo Moloto knocked it in from close range. In the 54th minute, the host side took the lead on a penalty kick after Seattle defender Steven Whyte was whistled for a sliding challenge in the area.

Miller kept the score at 2-1 when made an impressive save from the ground in the 73rd minute, but S2 was unable to find an equalizer. Ezra Hendrickson's side wraps up the 2017 campaign on October 15 against Oklahoma City Energy FC. Kickoff is at 3:00 p.m. PT and is set to be live-streamed on SoundersFC.com.

MATCH SUMMARY

Seattle Sounders FC 2 |1 - 2| Swope Park Rangers

Wednesday, October 11, 2017

Venue: Children's Mercy Victory Field

Referee: Tim Wagner

Assistants: Ryan Cook, Shane Kennard

Fourth Official: Ricardo Gutierrez

Attendance: 937

Weather: 56 degrees and clear

SCORING SUMMARY

SEA - Zach Mathers 28'

SPR - Lebo Moloto (Christian Duke) 48'

SPR - Nansel Selbol (penalty) 54'

MISCONDUCT SUMMARY

SPR - Colton Storm (caution) 66'

SEA - Zach Mathers (caution) 79'

SPR - Dakota Barnathan (caution) 80'

SEA - David Olsen (caution) 88'

LINEUPS & STATS

Seattle Sounders FC 2 - Tyler Miller; Jordy Delem, Sam Rogers, Rodrigue Ele, Steve Whyte; Ray Saari, Harry Shipp (Henry Wingo HT), Zach Mathers, Aaron Kovar (Guy Serge Edoa 71'), David Olsen; Seyi Adekoya (Felix Chenkam 58')

Substitutes not used : Cody Lang, Denso Ulysse, Francisco Narbon, Brian Nana-Sinkam

Total shots: 10

Shots on goal: 3

Corner-kicks: 5

Saves: 6

Swope Park Rangers - Darrin MaCleod; Colton Storm, Dakota Barnathan, Oumar Ballo, Tyler Pasher; Felipe Hernandez, Wan Kuzain Wan Kamal, Christian Duke; Max Rugova (Parker Maher HT), Lebo Moloto (Cameron Iwasa 90'+2'), Robert Mirosavic (Nansel Selbol HT)

Substitutes not used: David Greczek, Joe Amico, Liam Doyle, Will Little

Total shots: 14

Shots on goal: 8

Corner-kicks: 5

Saves: 2

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