After a brief break, which they were able to spend celebrating their new title as Princes of Cascadia, Seattle Sounders FC 2 return to action against the Tulsa Roughnecks tonight. S2 are fresh out of a tailspin, having steadied themselves with two straight victories to end their six game loss streak. That said, they still have a lot of work to do if they want to make the playoffs. They need to start beating teams above them in the standings, especially at home. If they can beat Tulsa tonight, S2 will legitimately be back in the playoff race.
The backline should start to have some semblance of stability with Denso Ulysse returning from injury and the signing of Australian left back Steve Whyte. While the U16 players who have been filling in at fullback have shown well enough, they aren’t quite ready for the USL level. The addition of two experienced fullbacks should do a lot to stabilize what has been a chaotic few months for the S2 defense. With Zach Mathers, Felix Chenkam, and Irvin Parra all on a hot streak, the offense should be able to carry the team if the defense can just put in decent performances.
nos audietis in somniis | nos audietis in altum
you will hear us in your sleep | you will hear us from the deep
this is our Sound
Keys to the Game:
- Don’t give them to much time to shoot, even from distance.
- Let Mathers do his thing.
- Assist Chenkam’s pressing.
Word is that Tyler Miller is a late scratch, Brian Meredith will start in goal.
How to Watch
Match date/time: 7:30 PM PT, Wednesday, August 30, 2017.
Venue: Starfire Stadium, Duwamish River Watershed, Between the Sound and Cascades, Cascadia
How I'm watching
Outfit: A black bandana.
Where: I’ll be in Tukwila in a press box in the vicinity of soccer.