Seattle Sounders FC 2 (6-3-1, 19 points) recorded its first-ever road victory against Portland Timbers 2 (3-4-2, 11 points) with a 2-0 win in a match that saw four yellow cards and one red card. Goalkeeper Charlie Lyon recorded his second professional shutout, recording four saves to keep a clean sheet.
S2 defender Damion Lowe opened the scoring in the 38th minute. Jimmy Ockford flicked-on an Aaron Kovar corner, which found Lowe at the face of goal with only T2 goalkeeper Jake Gleeson to beat. Lowe made no mistake and put S2 on the board first.
Andy Craven jumped into the team-lead with his fifth of the season in the 55th minute, getting behind the T2 defense and lofting a shot over the rushing Gleeson. It nestled into the back of the net for the team's second and final goal of the match.
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T2's Harrison Delbridge received a straight red card ejection following the match for dissent with head official Juan Colazo.
With the win, Sounders FC 2 advances to first places in the USL Western Conference ahead of the weekend league matches.
The two teams will face each other again in six days at Starfire Stadium in the Third Round of the Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup on Wednesday, May 27 at 1:00 p.m. PT. The match will be live-streamed on SoundersFC.com
Seattle Sounders FC 2 |2 - 0| Portland Timbers 2
Friday, May 22, 2015
Venue: Merlo Field, Portland, Oregon
Referee: Juan Colazo
Assistants: Benjamin Warren, Jason Perlewitz
Fourth official: Ian Miller
Weather: Overcast, 55 degrees
SEA - Lowe (Ockford) 38'
SEA - Craven (Sérgio) 55'
POR - Tim Payne (Caution) 28'
POR - Seth Casiple (Caution) 30'POR - Kharlton Belmar (Caution) 38'
SEA - Aaron Kovar (Caution) 90'
POR - Harrison Delbridge (Ejection) 90'
LINEUPS & STATS
Seattle Sounders FC 2 - Charlie Lyon, Oniel Fisher, Damion Lowe, Jimmy Ockford, Giuliano Frano, Aaron Kovar, Aaron Long, Sérgio Mota Mello, Sam Garza (Qudus Lawal 78'), Vic Mansaray (Pablo Rossi 66'), Andy Craven
Substitutes not used: Diego Silvas, Nick Miele, Saif Kerawala, Tosh Samkange
Total shots: 11
Shots on goal: 5
Timbers 2 - JakeGleeson, Andy Thoma, Rennico Clarke, Harrison Delbridge, Jeanderson, Tim Payne, Seth Casiple (Brent Richards 71'), Nick Besler (Blair Gavin 67'), Rundell Winchester, Kharlton Belmar, Nanchoff
Substitutes not used: Justin Luthy, Steven Evans, Matt Rose
Total shots: 12
Shots on goal: 4