South Sound Shock FC lost its Evergreen Premier League Washington opener to the Vancouver Victory today at Harry Lang Field in Lakewood, 2-1. The Shock had opened the scoring with a goal from JJ Schmeck. assisted by Derek Johnson. The Shock hits the road next weekend -- but just a bit -- facing the Seattle Stars at French Field in Kent at 6 p.m. Sunday.
In the opening match, the Shock women won their inaugural game, 2-0 over the Twin City Union.
Meanwhile, up at Seattle Center, the Seattle Reign beat defending NWSL champion Kansas City, 1-0, on a goal from Kim Little.
FC Kansas City 0
Seattle Reign FC 0
1 Kim Little 56’
FCKC: Barnhart; Taylor, Averbuch, Sauerbrunn, Frisbie, O’Reilly, Scott, Buczkowski (Arlitt 87’), Tymrak (Newfield 68’), Laddish, Kastor (Silva 61’).
SRFC: Solo; Fletcher (Elston 68’), Corsie, Barnes, Pickett, Winters, Yanez, Little, Melis (Dallstream 75’), Mathias (Cruz 81’), Reed.
Finally, here’s a game report from Sounders 2:
Victor Mansaray netted his team-leading second goal of the season in the first half, but OKC Energy FC headed home the equalizer in the match's waning seconds as Sounders FC 2 (1-3-3, six points) secured one point in the 1-1 result at Starfire Stadium on Sunday evening. With the draw, S2 extends a four-match unbeaten streak (1-0-3).
Despite S2 controlling possession in the early stages of the match, OKC Energy FC had the first dangerous chance when midfielder Coy Craft one-timed a shot directly at goalkeeper Tyler Miller in the scoring area in the 6th minute.
S2 began the scoring, though, in the 20th minute on a goal by Mansaray. Midfielder Myron Samuel sent a through-ball toward Mansaray, who poked the ball past the on-rushing goalkeeper Cody Laurendi. The second-year Homegrown Player then outran an OKC defender and slid into the ball as his opponent fell forward. The ensuing shot landed in the side-netting for his second score of the 2016 USL campaign.
OKC strung together numerous additional chances in the first half, but Miller maintained a clean-sheet. In the 42nd minute, Miller's made an impressive save with an outstretched, finger-tip stop. The following minute, the Northwestern product caught a shot attempt on his line. In the first 45 minutes, OKC had 14 shots, including six on target.
In the second half, midfielder Jordy Delem made his team debut in the 64th minute, while defender Brandon John made his team debut in the 83rd minute. Seattle defender Oniel Fisher was issued two yellow cards in a five-minute span as the Rave Green played with 10 men for the final eight minutes of the match.
Five minutes in second-half stoppage time, OKC scored the last-gasp equalizer off a long throw-in into Seattle's area. Chaos ensued in front of Miller's goal, as OKC's Jordan Rideout snuck a goal past Miller.
S2 wraps up the homestand at Starfire Stadium for a tilt against the Tulsa Roughnecks FC on Sunday, May 8 (7:00 p.m. PT / live-streamed on SoundersFC.com). S2 Flex Plans are available now. For a cost of $100, choose any eight combinations for all remaining S2 home matches. Additional information on the S2 Flex Plan, season tickets, group tickets or single-match options, can be found via: www.SoundersFC.com/S2/Tickets.
Seattle Sounders FC 2 | 1-1 | OKC Energy FC
Sunday, May 1, 2016
Venue: Starfire Stadium
Referee: Ekaterina Koroleva
Assistants: Kristin Patterson, Cameron Siler
Fourth Official: Logan Griffis
Weather: Clear and 75 degrees
SEA - Victor Mansaray (Myron Samuel) 20'
OKC - Jordan Rideout 90'+5'
OKC - Sebastian Dalgaard (caution) 55'
OKC - Coy Craft (caution) 59'
SEA - Jordan Schweitzer (caution) 61'
SEA - Victor Mansaray (caution) 71'
SEA - Oniel Fisher (caution) 78'
SEA - Oniel Fisher (caution; ejection) 82'
OKC - Jordan Rideout (caution) 90'
LINEUPS & STATS
Seattle Sounders FC 2 - Tyler Miller; Oniel Fisher, Michael Nelson, Tony Alfaro, Nouhou Tolo; Mark O'Ojong (Emir Alihodzic 86'), Jordan Schweitzer, Myron Samuel (Jordy Delem 63'); Andy Craven (Brandon John 83'); Victor Mansaray (Devon Fisher 75'); Darwin Jones (Carlos Patino 67')
Substitutes Not Used: Charlie Lyon, Harrison Kurtz
Total shots: 4
Shots on goal: 2
OKC Energy FC - Cody Laurendi; Michael Thomas, Cyprian Hedrick, Coady Andrews (Jordan Rideout 83'), Kalen Ryden, Coy Craft (Evans Frimpong 67'), Luis Martinez (Colin Bonner 31'), Daniel Gonzalez (Peter Toth 67'), Sebastian Dalgaard, Jose Luis Cuevas (Michael Harris 31'), Danni Konig
Substitutes Not Used: Carl Cochran, Kyle Hyland
Total shots: 20
Shots on goal: 9