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Sounders score early in training win over US U-17s

Post by Darrin Beene / The News Tribune on Feb. 16, 2012 at 1:16 pm with No Comments »
February 16, 2012 1:16 pm

Three goals in the first 34 minutes lifted the Seattle Sounders to a 3-0 win over the U.S. Under-17 Men’s National Team at IMG Soccer Academy today.

The training game consisted of two 35-minute periods. Seattle’s starters from the previous day did not play.

David Estrada struck first with a goal in the 24th minute. Estrada made a run up the left side, collected a pass from Sammy Ochoa and beat keeper Paul Christensen for the game’s first goal.

Ochoa scored in the 32nd minute when he collected a loose ball outside of the box, dribbled past his defender and beat the keeper with the outside of his right foot from just inside the 18-yard box.

Zach Scott added the final tally in the 34th minute after Cordell Cato’s shot was deflected by a defender. Scott ran onto the loose ball in the box and finished inside the far netting.

Moments before his goal, Estrada hit the post with a header in the 23rd minute.

Alex Caskey created several scoring opportunities. Caskey set-up Ochoa in the box in the 12th minute but Ochoa’s shot sailed over the crossbar. In the 22nd minute, Caskey cut across his defender on the right side and served a low cross into the box to a streaking Roger Levesque but his shot missed wide.

Seattle’s final training game in Florida is on Sunday against Florida Gulf Coast University. Kickoff is scheduled for 1 p.m. PT at the IMG Soccer Academy.

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