Again, be sure to follow Matt Gaschk’s live blog on SoundersFC.com as he’ll be the primary source for these updates. I’ll also be following the Sounders FC Twitter account and posting the highlights below.
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Final: Box score and team-provided quotes from coach Sigi Schmid after the jump.
Final: Sounders FC 3, U.S. U-17s 0. After two 35-minute halves, this one is over. David Estrada, Sammy Ochoa and Zach Scott provided the goals. Andrew Weber records the shutout.
56′: Apparently Gutierres took a knock, but he’s back on the field.
48′: Looks like Weber will go the whole game in goal for the Sounders. Coaches and staff are expected to determine Gspurning’s backup in the next couple days.
40′: Go check out the SoundersFC.com blog for the new U-17 lineup. It appears Christensen, Seattle’s academy product, has been subbed out.
36′: Gaschk clarifies and says it looks like this…
GK Weber, D Sanyang, D Gutierres, D Hurtado, D Duran, M Sivebaek, M Rose, M Carrasco, M Caskey, F Sodade, F Ochoa
Start of the second half: Christian Sivebaek, Babayele Sodade, Andrew Duran and Andy Rose have all checked into the game, according to Gaschk. They replace Scott, Levesque, Cato and Estrada. Not sure what the lineup looks like now.
End of the first half: The Sounders get three goals in an 11-minute span from Estrada, Ochoa and Scott and lead 3-0 at halftime.
34′: GOAL SEATTLE. The floodgates have opened. Zach Scott makes it 3-0.
32′: GOAL SEATTLE. Sammy Ochoa grabs a second for the Sounders, who lead 2-0.
29′: Sounders controlling the game, as expected, but it sounds like Christensen is acquitting himself well.
24′: GOAL SEATTLE. David Estrada gets the Sounders on the board, finishing a chance off a pass from Sammy Ochoa. Estrada had just missed a minute earlier with a header denied by the post. Seattle leads 1-0.
17′: Gutierres and Caskey getting their first game action in Florida, I believe.
10′: The ever versatile Levesque and Scott manning the left side for the Sounders today. Amazing how much easier they make it to fill out a lineup. Here’s my story on them from a couple weeks ago.
5′: Uh oh. The cards are out again. Yellow card to John Requejo Jr.
2′: You might remember this story from The Washington Post that said the Sounders are interested in young prospect Junior Flores, another one to keep an eye on.
1′: The game has started. Here is the U-17s lineup…
Paul Christensen, Elijah Martin, Conor Donovan, Tommy Redding, John Requejo Jr., Cameron Lindley, Angel Heredia, Junior Flores, Rubio Rubin, Corey Baird, Wesley Wade.
Pregame: The Sounders FC starting lineup was just posted. Hurtado gets the nod after yesterday’s red card. Weber starts, as expected. Interesting mix of experience and youth.
GK Andrew Weber, D Amadou Sanyang, D Harlinton Gutierres, D Jhon Kennedy Hurtado, D Zach Scott, M Cordell Cato, M Servando Carrasco, M Alex Caskey, M Roger Levesque, F Sammy Ochoa, F David Estrada.
Pregame: Gaschk says the first half will be 35 minutes and the second half will be either 30 or 35 minutes.
Pregame: Paul Christensen, a Sounders Academy product, is expected to be in goal for the U.S. U-17 team. What a cool, unique connection to have in this one.
Pregame: The starters from yesterday’s game against Columbus are expected to have a regen session today and very likely won’t play. It’ll be interesting to see if we can figure out what the bottom of the depth chart looks like as a couple guys battle for roster spots.
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SOUNDERS FC 3, U.S. U-17s 0
SEA – David Estrada (Sammy Ochoa, Amadou Sanyang) 24′
SEA – Sammy Ochoa 32′
SEA – Zach Scott 34′
Seattle Sounders FC
Andrew Weber, Amadou Sanyang, Harlinton Gutierrez, Jhon Kennedy Hurtado, Zach Scott (Andrew Duran 36′), Cordell Cato (Christian Sivebaek 36′), Servando Carrasco, Alex Caskey, Roger Levesque (Andy Rose 36′), Sammy Ochoa, David Estrada (Babayele Sodade 36′).
U.S. Under-17 Men’s National Team
Paul Christensen (Evan Louro 36′), Elijah Martin (Steven Echevarria 36′), Conor Donovan (Tyler Turner 36′), Tommy Redding (Kevin Politz 36′), John Requejo Jr. (Caleb Duvernay 36′), Cameron Lindley (Mukwelle Akale 36′; Rubio Rubin 48′), Angel Heredia (Guyllain Kabala 36′), Junior Flores (Christopher Lema 36′), Rubio Rubin (Aaron Meyer 36′), Corey Baird (Bradford Jamieson 36′), Wesley Wade (Ahinga Selemani 36′).
U17 – John Requejo Jr. (caution) 5′
Weather: Partly cloudy and 70-degrees
SOUNDERS FC COACH SIGI SCHMID
(On the training game…) “It was good. It was an exercise. It allowed us to play some guys who hadn’t been getting a lot of minutes. Obviously with the red cards yesterday players like [Amadou] Sanyang and [Jhon Kennedy Hurtado] needed to get some minutes in today for fitness. It’s good for Sammy [Ochoa] to get 60 minutes for his fitness, as well. I thought in the first 35 [minutes] we did well. We created a number of chances. Even in the second 35 [minutes] we should have had some goals but I think we were a little more disjointed and so forth. Our passing wasn’t as good in the second half.”
(On the effort…) “The effort was good. Guys know that they are battling. They are trying to position themselves not only on the roster but also within the hierarchy, the playing order within the roster. I think there’s obviously guys that stepped up and did well for themselves. David Estrada did well for himself again, scored a good goal. He’s been making good decisions. [Christian] Sivebaek was an influence on the game again which is what you want to see from players. From that standpoint, it was very good.”
(On David Estrada and Sammy Ochoa…) “They each bring different skills and abilities to the play. David is very active, runs very hard, gives you the ability to stretch the defense because of his speed and because of his activity. But where he has really improved his game is his head is up. He finds his passes earlier. He was unlucky not to score on that header with the goalie off the line, did well with that. Ochoa is a guy who can play into feet. He can hold onto the ball. He’s a good passer, as well, like the ball he played through to David today for his goal. And he’s somebody that when he gets his opportunity-he missed a couple today that I think he should have done better with-but then when he is in on the breakaway he finished with the outside of his right [foot]. Both of those guys have something that they add to our team that’s a little different.”
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