After having their home unbeaten streak broken by Phoenix last week things shift a bit for Seattle Sounders 2 this week. As the First Team enters the final push for the playoffs, S2 embarks on a push of their own. Now officially eliminated from USL playoff contention the purpose of S2, the future, becomes a bit clearer for everyone, especially the players. While they still must play as a team they are very much fighting as individuals; fighting to climb up an array of different depth charts and open new doors for themselves with their play. Some will be looking to make it impossible for the organization to keep them out of the first team. Some will be fighting for a new, or even first S2 contract. Others may look to impress one more college coach and a few need to show they are still growing, that they aren’t at their potential, but still on their way towards it.
This step in their journey will take place deep in south Texas, as far away as they will travel this year, against the team, Rio Grande Valley FC, tied with them at the bottom of the Western Conference table. S2 can and should be able to dominate the Toros, but they will need to show up on the road, something they have struggled to do, and something those who yearn to be on the First Team will need to show they can do. This is their chance.
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:
- Keep a shutout
- Just dominate
- S2 are better than RGV, show it
Rio Grande Valley
Tonight's Starting XI #RGVvSEA #WeAreToros #SomosToros pic.twitter.com/YgbfUOMfEV— RGVFC (@RGVFC) September 22, 2018
Here is YOUR S2 starting XI for #RGVvSEA! Plenty of talent across the pitch as the boys roll out a new formation pic.twitter.com/vmitzAJMR7— Seattle Sounders 2 (@SoundersFC2) September 22, 2018
Hinds and Hopeau may be switched.
How to Watch
Match date/time: 5:30 PM PT, Saturday, September 22, 2018.
Venue: H-E-B Park, Edinburg, Nueces-Rio Grande Coastal Basin Watershed, West Gulf Coastal Plain.
How I'm watching
Outfit: Grey Sounders hoodie and white Sounders beanie.
Where: Auburn, in Washington, the state.