Monday, June 18, 2018
The Sounders U-23 hosted Lane United in an ending thriller
where the Sounders were able to seal two late goals to secure a tough point
against the visiting side. Darren Sawatzky with the key substitute, Hugo
Delhommelle, who managed to score and assist when he came onto the pitch.
In the 24th min on a counter, Jamael Cox grabs
the ball and dribbles it straight at the defense pushing them to the 18-yard
line where he smacks it into the bottom right corner with his left foot putting
the Sounders up one.
Right before the half in the 41st min, a quick
long ball from the defense to the Lane United striker, Tony Macchione, lobbed
through leaving Macchione on a breakaway. Sounders keeper, Ben Willis, came out
in an attempt to close off his angle but Macchione with a solid chip beats
The Sounders dominated early in the second half but it was a
corner kick in the 59th minute to far post where Sam Engle got up
and finished it with power into goal. Lane United led 2-1.
Every counter Lane United had looked dangerous and in the 72nd
minute the counter paid off. United’s Gloire Amanada drifts out to the right
where he finds enough space and dribbles it at goal and finishes it low far
post. Lane United lead grew to 3-1.
Hugo Delhommelle in the 86th minute used his
creativity to assist Niklas Brodacki on a goal. Delhommelle sees Brodacki
making a run and beats the defense with a simple chip that Brodacki was able to
just scrape into the back of the net and leaving the United keeper defenseless.
Sounders were still down 2-3.
Late in the 90th minute, Eddie Na dribbles into
the box and cuts to the inside where he gets brought down by a United defender.
The referee had signaled for a PK and Hugo steps up and gives Sounders their
third goal in stoppage time.
Sounders complete the comeback from being 3-1 to tying the
game 3-3 within the final 5 minutes of the match. They managed to gain a point
but will look to steal 3 points when they are on the road against Portland
Timbers U23. The match will be at McCulloch Stadium this Friday, June 22nd,
at 7 PM.