The Seattle Sounders lost 1-0 to a first-choice Columbus Crew squad in the final preseason warmup before the 2017 MLS season begins. A late goal from Crew draftee Niko Hansen sunk the Sounders, who had a few good looks on net but took a long time to find rhythm going forward in attack.
Seattle now prepare for an away trip to Houston to start the 2017 campaign on March 4.
Seattle Sounders FC 0 - Columbus Crew SC 1
Saturday, February 25, 2017
MUSC Health Stadium
Weather: 74 degrees and partly cloudy
CLB - Niko Hansen (Wil Trapp) 82'
CLB - Wil Trapp (caution) 15'
SEA - Osvaldo Alonso (caution) 46'
SEA - Cristian Roldan (caution) 89'
LINEUPS & STATS
Seattle Sounders FC - Stefan Frei; Gustav Svensson, Chad Marshall, Román Torres, Joevin Jones; Osvaldo Alonso (Harry Shipp 62'), Cristian Roldan, Nicolás Lodeiro, Clint Dempsey (Henry Wingo 80'); Will Bruin
Total shots: 6
Shots on goal: 3
Columbus Crew SC - Zack Steffen; Harrison Afful (Connor Maloney 73'), Nicolai Naess, Jonathan Mensah, Jukka Raitala; Mohammed Abu, Will Trapp, Ethan Finlay, Federico Higuain (Lalas Abubakar 87'), Justin Meram (Niko Hansen 73'); Adam Jahn
Total shots: 14
Shots on goal: 8
Head Coach Brian Schmetzer:
Goalkeeper Stefan Frei: