For round two of the 2018 Seattle Sounders FC 2 season we head to Overland Park, Kansas to face the (not anymore) Swope Park Rangers. S2 are riding high after their season opening win over Timbers 2, but T2 are probably the weakest team S2 will face this year, so they will need to put in a better performance this week to get a result in Kansas.
Swope Park look to be a potent offensive club and are coming off a second half in Reno were they scored four goals in snowy conditions on Reno 1868. Hadji Barry and Kharlton Belmar are Swope Park’s danger men, they combined for 4 assists and 3 goals last week. The S2 centerbacks will need to work hard to deny those two space in the box. S2 will also need to do a much better job controlling the middle of the pitch this week, something they struggled with last match. The addition of Alex Roldan should help with that, but both Francisco Narbon (fractured toe) and Ray Saari (quad strain) are likely still out and the two 17-year-olds, Cameron Martin and Dylan Teves, who started last match are at the GA Cup so it is uncertain who his partner will be. Swope Park will likely dominate possession but the S2 midfield just needs to keep compact and not allow Swope park to pass multiple lines with one pass in to Barry.
While Swope Park scored four time last week they also let in 3 goals so their will be plenty of opportunities for the potent trio of David Olsen, Felix Chenkam and Nick Hinds to show off their impressive interplay that defined S2’s victory over T2. To come out of Kansas with a victory they will need to finish a few more of the chances they create though.
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:
- Stay connected in the middle defensively.
- Deny Barry and Belmar space in the box.
- Finish chances.
Here is YOUR S2 starting XI for #SPRvSEA— Seattle Sounders 2 (@SoundersFC2) March 24, 2018
1⃣hour until ⚽️
GK: Brown (25)
RB: Ulysse (36)
CB: Ele (92)
CB: Alfaro (15)
LB: Usman (34)
CDM: Martin (42)
RM: A. Roldan (16)
CM: Bwana (70)
CM: Teves (43)
LM: Threadgold (51)
FW: Estrada (74) - captain pic.twitter.com/PCZUbCI6as
How to Watch
Match date/time: 5:30 PM PT, Saturday, March 24, 2018.
Venue: Shawnee Mission South District Stadium, Overland Park, Lower Kansas Watershed, Kansas.
How I'm watching
Outfit: Cheeky Sounders beanie. Pants. Shirt.
Where: On a laptop in good ol’ Auburn.