It did not even take two full minutes of soccer for Sounders 2 to grab control of this one. Oalex Anderson returned to Starfire from his time with the St. Vincent's National Team and struck gold easily slotting a ball from Sergio Mota past the AZ keeper. S2 continued their dominance when Anderson forced a turnover and beat Carl Woszczynski (who was a great sport responding to ECS) with ease.
The Sounders never looked challenged in this one but injuries were a worrying force. Anderson was unable to get his hat trick in this one after he got a small kick in the back of the heel that he could not get up from. He was stretchered and then carted off, unable to put any weight on his foot. His substitute Aaron Long found the back of the net minutes later getting a hat trick combo as the sub. His goal came on a nice header from an Aaron Kovar free kick.
That was not the last goal or injury, with Pablo Rossi smashing a shot from the top right corner of the box from a perfectly weighted through ball from Sergio. Rossi's goal locked up the 4-0 win but his night did not end how he wanted after he went down in the 77th. Pablito was stretchered as well but did not leave the field, limping and trying to celebrate with a big knee brace post game.
Tyler Miller made his S2 debut and was only required to make two easy saves as Arizona never really tested the new netminder.
The win pushed the Sounders back tied for 1st in the USL Western Conference as the season starts to wind down. They ended up splitting the season series with Arizona United, each side winning at home.
Seattle Sounders FC 2 |4-0| Arizona United SC
Sunday, July 12, 2015
Venue: Starfire Stadium, Tukwila, Wash.
SEA - Oalex Anderson (Sérgio) 2'
SEA - Oalex Anderson 14'
SEA - Aaron Long (Aaron Kovar) 37'
SEA - Pablo Rossi (Sérgio) 58'
AZ - Joey Dillon (caution) 33'
AZ - Brock Granger (caution) 36'
SEA - Pablo Rossi (caution)
LINEUPS & STATS
Seattle Sounders FC 2 - Tyler Miller, Giuliano Frano, Damion Lowe, Nick Miele, Oniel Fisher (Ashani Fairclough 63'), Duncan McCormick (Nathaniel Tongovula 70'), Sérgio Mota, Amadou Sanyang (Lorenzo Ramos 61'), Aaron Kovar, Pablo Rossi (Diego Silvas 77'), Oalex Anderson (Aaron Long 30')
Substitutes not used: Saif Kerawala, Kasey French
Total shots: 20
Shots on goal: 10
Corner kicks: 5
Arizona United SC - Carl Woszczynski, Tyler Ruthven, Rob Valentino, Joey Dillon, Brock Granger, Scott Morrison, Daniel Antunez (Damian Rosales 69'), Jonathan Top (Jose Cuevas 46'), Dennis Chin (Brad Stisser 46'), Long Tan (Jordan Rideczk 84'), George Malki (Cam Vickers 46')
Substitutes not used: Zak Downes, Spencer Joanson,
Total shots: 5
Shots on goal: 2
Corners kicks: 2