A flurry of goals, a saved PK, a player named Larfhlaith, this game had everything - except a win for Sounders FC 2. The USL squad gave up a goal early on a terrible miscommunication between Charlie Lyon and Jimmy Ockford, and the defense only got worse from there. Aaron Kovar, Qudus Lawal and others tried their best to keep their team in it, but they couldn't keep up with the pace at which their backline was leaking goals and offering other dangerous opportunities to Sammy Ochoa and the Roughnecks.
You can't say it wasn't an exciting match (watch or rewatch in full here), but I'm sure coach Ezra Hendrickson will have some tape for his players to pore over in the next few days.
Seattle Sounders FC 2 |3 - 4|Tulsa Roughnecks FC
Thursday, April 16, 2015
Venue: ONEOK Field, Tulsa, Oklahoma
Referee: Nima Saghafi
Assistants: Matthew Trotter, Brook Weiss
Fourth official: Jeremy Crockett
Weather: Sunny, 80 degrees
TUL - Bardsley 2'
SEA - Lawal (McCormick) 9'
SEA - Lawal 10'
TUL - Galbraith-Knapp 20'
SEA - Ockford (Long) 25'
TUL - Miller 69'
TUL - Cordeiro 78'
TUL - Larfhlaith Davoren (caution) 26'
TUL - Sammy Ochoa (caution) 39'
SEA - Giuliano Frano (caution) 62'
SEA - Oniel Fisher (caution) 77'
TUL - Andy Lorei (caution) 87'
TUL - Laurie Bell (caution) 89'
LINEUPS & STATS
Seattle Sounders FC 2 - Charlie Lyon, Aaron Long (Pablo Rossi 80'), Nick Miele, Jimmy Ockford, Andres Correa, Aaron Kovar, Giuliano Frano (Amadou Sanyang 64), Duncan McCormick, Oalex Anderson (Oniel Fisher 64'), Qudus Lawal (Darwin Jones 60'), Victor Mansaray (Andy Craven 62')
Substitutes not used: Choong Sil Lim, Seif Kerawala
Total shots: 15
Shots on goal: 9
Tulsa Roughnecks FC - Zac Lubin, Ryan Price, Ben Brewster, Kyle Venter, Iarfhlaith Davoren, Gibson Bardsley (Brady Ballew 90'), Eli Galbraith-Knapp, Chad Bond (Laurie Bell 73'), Steven Miller (Kidd Nwabueze 73'), Sammy Ochoa (Andy Lorei 78'), Lucas Cordeiro (Adam Black 81')
Substitutes not used: Oscar Jiminez, Julian Portugal
Total shots: 16
Shots on goal: 5
Player Ratings Form
A reminder of the scale:
0 or blank - player did not play enough to judge
1 - not a pro (USL/NASL/MLS) quality performance
4 - average USL starter
6 - average MLS starter
9 - MLS All Star
10 - MVP quality performance
This same scale will be used for competitive matches of both Sounders FC and S2.