TUKWILA, Wash. – Seattle Sounders FC 2 and OKC Energy FC sit level on points in the race for a place in the playoffs in the USL Western Conference entering Monday night’s clash at Starfire Stadium, making the clash between the clubs a crucial one. Kickoff is set for 7:30 p.m. PT.
Seattle Sounders FC 2 news and notes
Current record: 5-6-2, 17pts
Seattle fell 3-1 to Rio Grande Valley FC in its last outing as a pair of second-half goals by the Toros earned victory at H-E-B Park.
The defeat moved Seattle to 1-2-2 in its last five games, which has seen the side slide to the middle of the pack in the race for a playoff position in the Western Conference.
Six S2 players were included in the starting lineup in Sounders FC’s 2-1 victory in the Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup last Tuesday night, including S2 minutes leader Ray Saari and leading scorer Irvin Parra.
OKC Energy FC news and notes
Current record: 5-5-2, 17pts
Energy FC got its three-game trip to Cascadia off to a winning start on Friday night with a 3-1 victory against the Portland Timbers 2 at Providence Park.
A pair of second-half penalty kicks by Andy Craven gave Energy FC its second win in the last three outings. The goals were Craven’s first for the club since being acquired in a trade in May.
Goalkeeper C.J. Cochran has recorded five saves over the past two games as regular starter Cody Laurendi was on international duty.
Midfielder Jose Barril leads the team with 20 chances created this season, and has a passing accuracy rate of 83.7 percent on 338 passes this season.
Seattle – GK: Tyler Miller, Bryan Meredith, Trey Muse, Sam Fowler; D: Brian Nana-Sinkam, Sam Rogers, Rodrigue Ele, Jackson Ragen, Nouhou Tolo, Riley Grant, Denso Ulysse; M: Lorenzo Ramos, Jordy Delem, Zach Mathers, Francisco Narbon, Jamie Dimitroff, Charles Renken, Shandon Hopeau, Kei Tomozawa, Ray Saari, Milo Barton, Aaron Kovar, Henry Wingo; F: Irvin Parra, David Olsen, Seyi Adekoya, Felix Chenkam
OKC – GK: Cody Laurendi, Jacob Lissek, C.J. Cochran; D: Richard Dixon, Kyle Hyland, Sam Fink, Mickey Daly, Michael Harris, Anthony Wallace, Coady Andrews; M: Chad Bond, Philip Rasmussen, Juan Pablo Guzman, Miguel Gonzalez, Alex Dixon, Daniel Gonzalez, Jose Barril, Daniel Jackson; F: Luis Martinez, Andy Craven
Seattle – Accumulation warning: Ray Saari
OKC – None
REF: CHIPALO STREET
AR1: Jason Hutchinson
AR2: Joe Tompkins
4TH: Jeff Arthurholtz
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