Seattle Sounders FC 2 will have an extremely limited lineup against the best team in the Western Conference, Real Monarchs SLC. The First Team friendly and yesterday’s USSDA quarterfinals have robbed S2 of most of their starters. At the same time, the Monarchs look likely to have their full complement of players. Pragmatism will be the name of the game for S2 tonight. We are likely to see a lot of players from the Sounders’ U16 side. The Monarchs average over two goals a game so a young, inexperienced defense will be up against it all night.
The goal of this game will not be to win it, though S2 will give it their best, but to show that you deserve a real look at some more game time with a first choice S2 lineup. This game will be a chance for us to learn more about some lesser known Academy players. S2 have added seven new Academy players to their eligible list in the buildup to this game. Leo Burney, Cameron Martin, Alfonso Ocampo-Chavez, Greg Sutton, Dylan Tevez, Akili Kasim and Khai Brisco all look like they may get their first chance to test their game against professional competition. It will be fun to see what they can do.
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you will hear us in your sleep | you will hear us from the deep
this is our Sound
Keys to the Game:
- Don’t worry about the result too much.
- Just play your game.
- Win yourself some more time with S2.
How to Watch
Match date/time: 6:00 PM PT, Saturday July 8, 2017
Venue: Rio Tinto Stadium: Modern Facility for Major League Soccer
How I'm watching
Pregame Tune: Brat Pack by The Rocket Summer
Outfit: Flirty grey Sounders tee