It was no surprise the injury-riddled Sounders had to deep dig to field a team for Sunday’s MLS Reserve League game against Colorado.
A number of trialists and academy players filled out the roster as Seattle lost the Rapids, 3-2, at Starfire Stadium. The reserves have dropped four games in a row and are 1-5-1 on the season.
The Sounders named a couple of the trialists who have been with the team, Sean Cunningham and Seth Moses, young U.S. prospects who have had professional experience in Europe. Cunningham scored one of Seattle’s goals and academy product Henry Wingo scored the other.
There is, of course, another trialist in camp who has been around for a while and is yet to be identified by the team. Indications are he is a more experienced, more talented, a central midfielder and someone the Sounders are considering signing. One reporter snapped a photo of him here.
The reserves are back in action July 29 at home against Chivas USA. Full box score from Sunday’s game after the jump.
|Sunday||March 17||vs. Portland, L 1-0||5 p.m.||Starfire Stadium|
|TBD||TBD||at Salt Lake||TBD||America First Field|
|Monday||April 15||at LA Galaxy, T 1-1||11 a.m.||HDC – University 1|
|Tuesday||April 23||vs. San Jose, W 2-1||8 p.m.||Starfire Stadium|
|Sunday||May 12||vs. Orlando City SC, L 2-0||4 p.m.||Cheney Stadium|
|Sunday||June 2||at Chivas USA, L 2-1||11 a.m.||HDC – Field TBA|
|Sunday||July 7||at Vancouver, L 4-0||11 a.m.||UBC Thunderbird Stadium|
|Sunday||July 21||vs. Colorado, L 3-2||2 p.m.||Starfire Stadium|
|Monday||July 29||vs. Chivas USA||7 p.m.||Starfire Stadium|
|Sunday||Aug. 11||at Orlando City SC||4:30 p.m.||Citrus Bowl|
|Monday||Aug. 26||vs. Vancouver||7 p.m.||Starfire Stadium|
|Monday||Oct. 14||at Portland||2 p.m.||JELD-WEN Field|
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COLORADO RAPIDS 3, SOUNDERS FC 2 (MLS Reserve League)
COL – Danny Mwanga (Jamie Smith) 6′
SEA – Sean Cunningham 12′
COL – Tony Cascio 13′
COL – Tony Cascio (Jamie Smith) 20′
SEA – Henry Wingo (David Estrada, Sammy Ochoa) 72′
Seattle Sounders FC – Doug Herrick, Pat Ianni, Sean Cunningham, Dylan Remick, Seth Moses, David Estrada, Duncan McCormick, Trialist (Luis Ramos 46), Will Bates (Ashani Fairclough 77), Eriq Zavaleta (Henry Wingo 62), Sammy Ochoa.
Substitutes Not Used: Bryan Meredith, David Olsen.
TOTAL SHOTS: 18; SHOTS ON GOAL: 8; FOULS: 7; OFFSIDE: 4; CORNER KICKS: 6; SAVES: 3.
Colorado Rapids – Matt Pickens, Jaime Vides, German Mera (Kamani Hill 64), Brenton Griffiths, Dillon Serna, Anthony Wallace (Kurt Young 75), Jamie Smith (Alec Braman 77), Jaime Castrillon, Kevin Harbottle (Yoximar Granado 89), Tony Cascio, Danny Mwanga.
Substitutes Not Used: Steward Ceus, Davy Armstrong, Manuel Isaza.
TOTAL SHOTS: 13; SHOTS ON GOAL: 6; FOULS: 12; OFFSIDE: 4; CORNER KICKS: 2; SAVES: 6.
COL – Jaime Castrillon (caution) 86′
Referee: Josh Wilkens
Referee’s Assistants: Ray Moffate, Joshua Haimes
4th Official: Katja Koroleva
Weather: Mostly sunny and 64 degrees
All statistics contained in this box score are unofficial.