Full Time: The Seattle Sounders end their Tucson swing of preseason defeated, again. FC Dallas opened the scoring at 34’ when both teams were playing likely starters. Dominique Badji scored that one for the Toros. After each team went through line changes the Sounders second team didn’t settle into a defensive posture, giving up a goal in mere seconds. Thomas Roberts scored the goal to put Dallas up 2-0 in the 80th minute.
Sounders will take some solace in Nouhou’s first ever goal with the first team. His charging run from deep finished off an excellent sequence of play up the right, a cross that Handwalla Bwana dummied and a smashing shot by the young left back.
Sounders return home today and start preparations for Wednesday’s friendly against Nacional of Uruguay.
It is time for the final match for the Seattle Sounders in the Mobile Mini Sun Cup, ending their stay in Tucson, Arizona. FC Dallas is just starting their stay in southern Arizona. With two teams in different phases of their preseason the match will be an exercise in fitness and tactics, but not necessarily a measure of two teams against each other.
Brian Schmetzer indicated that the Sounders are intending to get their starters onto a Saturday-Saturday-Saturday schedule so that they are primed for the home opener against FC Cincinnati. It is likely those same players would play a half against Nacional in the friendly next week and then nearly 90 against San Jose Earthquakes after that.
Dallas promoted their head coach from the Academy. Eight of his players are HGPs coming up through their system. They will be the youngest team in MLS during the 2019 season.
The Sounders have lost all three preseason matches to this point, while Dallas are 3-1-0 in their preseason which has yet to feature an MLS quality team.
nos audietis in somniis | nos audietis in alto
you will hear us in your sleep | you will hear us from the deep
this is our Sound
Keys to the Game
- Interplay on the right.
- Smith-Kim defense.
- Morris goal.
- Which Defiance players get a sampling.
How I’m watching
Shirt: Church is in Session
Scarf: Enemy’s Goal Is Down
How to Watch
Match date/time: Saturday, Feb. 16, 2018, 9:00 a.m. Pacific
Venue: Kino North Stadium, Tucson, Arizona, Surface of the Sun
Sounders send out their likely starting XI.
The bench is basically the second team, as well as trialist Saad Abdul-Salaam, Danny Leyva and Alec Berkholds.
Updates will be posted as they happen.
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