Damion Lowe netted the winner and Andy Craven hit the insurance goal as Seattle Sounders FC 2 finally won a road game. Young S2 also earned a shutout for the first time since their March 29 win over Vancouver. Portland Timbers 2 collected 14 fouls, three yellow cards and a post-match red in the high-tempered rivalry match. The 2-0 win moves S2 to 6-3-1 +7 on the season.
Lowe's first goal for the USL Sounders came on a corner kick, when Jimmy Ockford knocked the corner across the goal to Damion's feet. The Jamaican finished the action (that could have had a hand ball called anyway), but no penalty was needed with Lowe's goal.
Damion Lowe scores his first ever Sounders goal. S2 lead 1-0. pic.twitter.com/TlvZAiWFJi— Sounder At Heart (@sounderatheart) May 23, 2015
Craven's goal came when new signing Sergio Mota knocked a long ball up and over the defense.
Number 99 now has 5 goals and 4 assists.
Tempers flared as Seattle dominated down in Portland. T2 would gain the possession advantage, but near blows started to be thrown as the match came closer to the end. Harrison Delridge's post-whistle red card is a dire portent for the two rivals that meet again on Wednesday at 1 PM. The cards earned tonight will not matter in the US Open Cup match, but the tempers will carry over outside of league play.