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USL Match Preview – #SEAvOKC

By Staff, 06/18/17, 9:03AM EDT


S2, Energy FC face key game in Western playoff race on Monday night

TUKWILA, Wash. – Seattle Sounders FC 2 and OKC Energy FC sit level on points in the race for a place in the playoffs in the USL Western Conference entering Monday night’s clash at Starfire Stadium, making the clash between the clubs a crucial one. Kickoff is set for 7:30 p.m. PT.

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Seattle Sounders FC 2 news and notes

  • Current record: 5-6-2, 17pts

  • Seattle fell 3-1 to Rio Grande Valley FC in its last outing as a pair of second-half goals by the Toros earned victory at H-E-B Park.

  • The defeat moved Seattle to 1-2-2 in its last five games, which has seen the side slide to the middle of the pack in the race for a playoff position in the Western Conference.

  • Six S2 players were included in the starting lineup in Sounders FC’s 2-1 victory in the Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup last Tuesday night, including S2 minutes leader Ray Saari and leading scorer Irvin Parra.

  • Monday’s game will mark Sam Rogers’ first for S2 as a professional after the center back was signed to a USL contract last week. Rogers sits third on the team with 1,080 minutes of action this season.

OKC Energy FC news and notes

  • Current record: 5-5-2, 17pts

  • Energy FC got its three-game trip to Cascadia off to a winning start on Friday night with a 3-1 victory against the Portland Timbers 2 at Providence Park.

  • A pair of second-half penalty kicks by Andy Craven gave Energy FC its second win in the last three outings. The goals were Craven’s first for the club since being acquired in a trade in May.

  • Goalkeeper C.J. Cochran has recorded five saves over the past two games as regular starter Cody Laurendi was on international duty.

  • Midfielder Jose Barril leads the team with 20 chances created this season, and has a passing accuracy rate of 83.7 percent on 338 passes this season.

Series Notes

  • The teams played to a pair of draws in the 2016 USL regular season, leaving the all-time series tied at 1-1-2.


  • Seattle – GK: Tyler Miller, Bryan Meredith, Trey Muse, Sam Fowler; D: Brian Nana-Sinkam, Sam Rogers, Rodrigue Ele, Jackson Ragen, Nouhou Tolo, Riley Grant, Denso Ulysse; M: Lorenzo Ramos, Jordy Delem, Zach Mathers, Francisco Narbon, Jamie Dimitroff, Charles Renken, Shandon Hopeau, Kei Tomozawa, Ray Saari, Milo Barton, Aaron Kovar, Henry Wingo; F: Irvin Parra, David Olsen, Seyi Adekoya, Felix Chenkam

  • OKC – GK: Cody Laurendi, Jacob Lissek, C.J. Cochran; D: Richard Dixon, Kyle Hyland, Sam Fink, Mickey Daly, Michael Harris, Anthony Wallace, Coady Andrews; M: Chad Bond, Philip Rasmussen, Juan Pablo Guzman, Miguel Gonzalez, Alex Dixon, Daniel Gonzalez, Jose Barril, Daniel Jackson; F: Luis Martinez, Andy Craven


  • Seattle – Accumulation warning: Ray Saari

  • OKC – None



  • AR1: Jason Hutchinson

  • AR2: Joe Tompkins

  • 4TH: Jeff Arthurholtz

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  • #SEAvOKC

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