RECAP 3-2 Dynamo: Houston Dynamo come from behind to level score as their rotational players scored two against a side of Tacoma Defiance, draftees, an Academy player and trialists. Houston played down a man due to a blatant elbow laid into Alfonso Ocampo-Chavez’ face. Though down a man the Dynamo with players like Boniek Garcia and Marlon Harrison managed to score three goals.
Seattle Sounders took the early lead when both teams fielded their first teams. Both successful attacks game with play up their left flank as Victor Rodriguez found Nicolas Lodeiro and later Raul Ruidiaz.
UPDATE 18’: With Victor Rodriguez making almost the exact same run on the first goal Raul Ruidiaz waited to pounce. He slipped his shot in at the far post in a window of just inches. Brad Smith had the secondary assist.
Don't want to sound dramatic or anything, but Seattle are going to score a billion goals this season. pic.twitter.com/c1w3pEv4rO— Sounder At Heart (@sounderatheart) February 10, 2019
Seattle now leads 2-0. Stefan Frei stopped a shot that would have leveled the match at 1-1.
UPDATE 15’: Running off the ball as Cristian Roldan and Victor Rodriguez penetrated the Houston defense Nicolas Lodeiro took a shot with a flat angle that beat the Dynamo keeper. It was the first preseason goal by a Sounders MLS player.
Victor Rodriguez has a lovely dribble into the box and Nico finishes. Great goal, Seattle up 1-0. pic.twitter.com/t4c9TOtgMx— Sounder At Heart (@sounderatheart) February 10, 2019
What a wonderful way to spend an evening surrounded by snow and ice. The Seattle Sounders face the Houston Dynamo in the first streamed match of preseason. FC Tucson and Phoenix Rising are hosting several MLS sides in the Mobile Mini Sun Cup, in what is now an annual tradition. This year it is not set up as a tournament.
The focus will be on the top end of the roster and lineup decisions as Brian Schmetzer has every member of the First Team available for the first time in 2019. Since it is just the second match of preseason he may not go with a Best XI to start, but he has said he wants the team to get a win under their belt.
The Sounders brought 14 of 16 current Tacoma Defiance players with them to Tucson, as well as two Academy kids (Drought, Fowler). A few of them should get a run-out today.
Seattle lost their first preseason match, a scrimmage in heavy rain that was played as four 30-minute periods. This is Houston’s fourth preseason match, but only their second against an MLS quality side.
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Keys to the Game
- Morris at winger.
- Nouhou v. Smith.
- Cristian’s role.
- Will a Defiance player break out.
How I'm watching
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How to Watch
Match date/time: 5 PM Pacific, February 9, 2018
Venue: Kino North Stadium, Tucson, Arizona, Surface of the Sun
Online Streaming: SoundersFC.com
Tonight's Starting XI: Willis; Duvall, Struna, Figueroa, Beasley ©; Vera, Cabezas; Martínez; Elis, Manotas, Quioto— Houston Dynamo (@HoustonDynamo) February 10, 2019
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Updates will be posted as they happen.
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