A day after his first league appearances in nearly four months, David Estrada looked very much like his old self in leading the Seattle Sounders Reserves to a 3-0 victory over the San Jose Earthquakes in their season finale. Estrada scored the Sounders' opening goal and assisted on their second while playing 62 minutes.
Playing forward, Estrada was every bit the bundle of energy that we had grown accustomed to seeing prior to his injury. He harassed the Earthquakes defenders and helped lead the Sounders offense.
On his goal, Estrada was able to get open at the far post, where Alex Caskey found him with a well-placed cross. Estrada's header easily beat goalkeeper David Bingham.
Estrada's assist came in the 41st minute when back-heeled a pass to Mike Seamon, whose cross found Mario Martinez for an open header. It was Martinez's first goal in a Sounders uniform.
The Sounders closed out the scoring when Alex Caskey buried his shot after collected the rebound from Marc Burch's blocked shot. The Sounders finished off the Reserve League season with a 4-5-1 record.