The Rave Green reserves have methodically won their first seven matches (of ten total) and have almost mathematically reached the West Division title. They have won four of those seven in the friendly confines at Starfire, but not always emphatically. In fact, the Sounders have only twice (in seven) managed to defeat another reserve team by more than a single goal. The names of the two teams the reserves defeated and more stats after the jump.
The Sounders defeated the reserves of the Portland Timbers 2-0 at Jeld-Wen Stadium on May 30 and then beat the Vancouver Whitecaps, at Starfire, 2-0 a week later. The other five reserve games were one goal affairs. All of the results are listed below.
The table for the Western Division Reserves (more updated than the last time I checked the MLS website).
|San Jose Earthquakes||5||3||2||0||9||5||4||9|
Sounder Goal Scorers:
1 goal each: Carrasco, Estrada, Fucito, Jaqua, Levesque, Montano, Noonan, Ochoa, and Sheridan.
Here is the breakdown of the games thus far:
April 3, @ SJ Earthquakes 1-0
Sounders FC - Michael Tetteh 1 (unassisted) 87
May 9, Chivas USA 3-2
Chivas USA - Chris Cortez 22; Chris Cortez (Bryan de la Fuente) 69.
May 15, Timbers 3-2
Timbers - David Horst 68; Bim Ogunyemi 91+.
May 30, @Timbers 2-0
Sounders FC - Carrasco, 77; Estrada (Gonzalez), 89
June 7, Whitecaps 2-0
June 13, Galaxy 1-0
Sounders FC – Sammy Ochoa (Erik Friberg) 82.
July 5, @Galaxy 2-1
Sounders FC - Nate Jaqua (Lamar Neagle) 18; Lamar Neagle (PK) 30.
LA Galaxy - Adam Cristman 73.
The remaining schedule
April 10, @Chivas PPD
August 9, @Vancouver Whitecaps
October 11, SJ Earthquakes at Starfire
Nothing has been announced regarding the rescheduling of the postponed game from 4/10 @Chivas USA. I am guessing it will be during the Sounders trip back to LA on October 22nd to play the MLS game.