Some Sounders FC newcomers took center stage in the team’s preseason game Thursday, a 2-1 win against Cascadia rival Vancouver.
Draft pick Fabio Pereira opened the scoring and trialist Kevin Parsemain, a Martinique international, added the other as Seattle earned its second win in as many preseason games.
Left back Dylan Remick earned an assist for a second straight day (90 minutes total), setting up Parsemain’s goal in the 17th minute. Forward Chad Barrett helped set up the first goal of the day on a scramble in the eighth minute.
Vancouver’s Erik Hurtado scored his team’s goal in the 46th minute, right off the second-half kickoff. Though, interestingly, it appears as though the Whitecaps had also started the first half, so there could be some shenanigans involved.
Marcus Hahnemann played a full 90 in goal for the Sounders.
Next up is Portland at 5 p.m. Saturday.
Here are the highlights:
Here is an interview with coach Sigi Schmid (interview with Remick here):
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Feb. 5 — San Jose Earthquakes (W, 2-1)
Feb. 6 — Vancouver Whitecaps FC (W, 2-1)
Feb. 8 — Portland Timbers FC, 5 p.m.
Feb. 9 — Vancouver Whitecaps FC, 10:30 a.m.
Feb. 22 — Charleston Battery, 1:15 p.m.
Feb. 26 — Houston Dynamo, 11 a.m.
March 1 — D.C. United, 11 a.m.
SOUNDERS FC 2, VANCOUVER 1
SEA – Fabio Pereira (Chad Barrett) 8′
SEA – Kevin Parsemain (Dylan Remick) 17′
VAN – Erik Hurtado (Matt Watson) 46′
Seattle Sounders FC
First Half: Marcus Hahnemann, Michael Azira, Zach Scott, Jalil Anibaba, Dylan Remick, Sean Okoli, Andy Rose, Fabio Pereira, Stefani Rijssel, Chad Barrett, Kevin Parsemain.
Second half: Marcus Hahnemann, David Estrada, Damion Lowe, Tarek Morad, Aaron Kovar, Long Tan, Andy Rose (Michael Azira 69′), Dzenan Catic, Miguel Gonzalez, Kenny Cooper, Eriq Zavaleta.
Vancouver Whitecaps FC
First half: David Ousted, Solomon Kwambe, Jay DeMerit, Johnny Leveron, Sam Adekugbe, Sebastian Fernandez, Nigel Reo-Coker, Nicolas Mezquida, Gershon Koffie, Kianz Froese, Darren Mattocks.
Second half: Marco Carducci, Steven Beitashour, Andy O’Brien, Carlyle Mitchell, Jordan Harvey, Matt Watson, Nigel Reo-Coker (Ethen Sampson 67′), Daigo Kobayashi (Marco Bustos 82′), Bryce Alderson, Omar Salgado (Andre Lewis 74′), Erik Hurtado.
VAN – Jordan Harvey (caution) 48′