U.S. Soccer

Game #1: Seattle Sounders FC 2 (USL) 2, Portland Timbers FC 2 (USL) 1 (a.e.t.)
It was a scoreless first half between the two rivals’ second teams, but not without chances. In the eighth minute, Portland Timbers 2’s ‘keeper Justin Luthy made a point-blank save off an effort from Seattle’s Victor Mansaray, and also managed to save a shot by the Sounders’ Andy Craven later in the half. Seattle’s ‘keeper Saif Kerawala was also called into action in the 23rd minute when he made a fantastic save on a low shot by Rundell Winchester, who had broken behind the Sounders 2 back line. The second half was more attacking, and in the 54th minute Rennico Clarke headed home a Blair Gavin corner kick to make it 1-0 for Timbers 2. Then in the 66th minute, Mansaray played Craven through for the second time in the half and the striker dribbled past Luthy before slotting it home to tie the game. In injury time, Qudus Lawal found himself in on goal, but Luthy made a great save to send the match to extra time. Seattle’s Pablo Rossi would find the game-winner in the 104th minute when Sam Garza played him through Portland’s defense as Rossi curled it to the back post to set up Sounders 2 with a Fourth Round date at Real Salt Lake.

-2015 Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup Match Report-

Date: May 27, 2015
Match: Seattle Sounders FC 2 (USL) vs. Portland Timbers FC 2 (USL)
Competition:
2015 Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup; Third Round
Venue: Starfire Stadium; Tukwila, Wash.
Kickoff: 1 p.m. PT
Attendance: 1,737
Weather: 75 degrees; Sunny

Scoring Summary:           1              2              ET1         ET2         F             
SEA2                                  0              1              1              0              2             
POR2                                  0              1              0              0              1             

POR2 – Rennico Clarke (Blair Gavin)         53rd minute
SEA2 – Andy Craven (Victor Mansaray)     66
SEA2 – Pablo Rossi (Sam Garza)                 104

Lineups:
SEA2: 49-Sair Kerawala; 45-Giuliano Frano, 31-Damion Lowe, 44-Nicholas Miele, 53-Tosh Samkange; 25-Aaron Long, 89-Sergio Mota-Mello, 88-Sam Garza (51-Kasey French, 106), 80-Victor Mansaray (52-Lorenzo Ramos, 73); 55-Pablo Rossi, 99-Andy Craven (66-Qudus Lawal, 76)
Head coach: Ezra Hendrickson

POR2: 29-Justin Luthy; 28-Andy Thomas, 44-Harrison Delbridge, 47-Rennico Clarke; 25-Danny O’Rourke (85-Steven Evans, 91), 52-Blair Gavin, 40-Tim Payne, 84-Seth Casiple (27-Nick Besler, 77), 77-Rundell Winchester; 55-Brent Richards (38-Matt Rose, 65), 30-Kharlton Belmar
Head coach: Jay Vidovich

Stats Summary: SEA2 / POR2
Shots: 16 / 14
Saves: 7 / 9
Corner Kicks: 2 / 10
Fouls: 15 / 13
Offside: 3 / 2

Misconduct Summary:
SEA2 – Andy Craven (caution)                    62nd minute
POR2 – Danny O’Rourke (caution)              75
POR2 – Nick Besler (caution)                       86
POR2 – Rennick Clarke (caution)                 90
SEA2 – Sam Garza (caution)                         93
POR2 – Matt Rose (caution)                        117

Officials:
Referee: Farhad Dadkho
Assistant Referee 1: Connor Hazelwood
Assistant Referee 2: Kelsey Harms
4th Official: Will Niccolls
Match Commissioner: Roberto Alvarez


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