Here's an update from the United Soccer Leagues:
The Sounders FC U23 moved into first place in the PDL’s Northwest Division on Sunday afternoon as goals by Sean Morris, Aodhan Quinn and Sean Okoli gave their side a 3-0 victory against the North Sound SeaWolves at Franklin Pierce Stadium. The win was the Sounders U23’s third consecutive as they began the second half of their regular season.
All three goals came in the first half, with the Sounders taking the lead in only the third minute as Quinn’s cross came to Morris, who fired a volley home from 12 yards out. Quinn, who also plays at the University of Akron, then doubled the Sounders’ lead in the 21st minute. Collecting the ball, Quinn turned and fired a low shot into the left corner of the net.
The SeaWolves, who had won their previous two outings, had a chance to cut into their deficit as Abdul Aman hit the crossbar with an effort from range. His header on a subsequent chance created by Mark Conrad was then saved by Sounders goalkeeper Doug Herrick.
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The Sounders put the game away five minutes before the break, however, as Okoli read a long ball from Herrick well and got in behind the SeaWolves’ defense. After pushing the ball past the advancing goalkeeper, the Wake Forest standout won the race to the ball ahead of his defender and tucked the finish home.
The Sounders face a pair of key games in the playoff race in their next two outings, as they host the Kitsap Pumas on Friday night at Cheney Stadium at 7:30 p.m. PT. They then visit the Portland Timbers U-23s on Friday, June 22.