Reno 1868 FC (9-3-7) came back from a one goal deficit and a man disadvantage to defeat the Seattle Sounders 2 (3-11-2) on Sunday, 2-1. The win is Reno’s fourth in a row and extends the clubs undefeated streak to an incredible 15 matches.
The first half was rough for Reno as Seattle Sounders 2 Forward David Estrada scored in the 18′. The Sounders 2 held on to the one goal lead throughout the entirety of the half.
The half went from bad to worse when Reno 1868 FC Midfielder Lindo Mfeka was showed a red card after getting a second yellow card in the 42′.
Reno 1868 FC equalized in the 59′ off of a penalty kick by Midfielder Seth Casiple. The goal was Casiple’s first of the season and shifted the match’s momentum in Reno’s favor.
1868 FC Forward Brian Brown scored his sixth goal in as many games in the 70′ to give Reno the lead. The assist was from Reno Forward Duke Lacroix and was his first assist of the season. The goal was Brown’s eighth of the season.
The remainder of the match was all defense for Reno 1868 FC, as the team stopped attack after attack from the Sounders 2. Reno 1868 FC would hold on to the lead and win 2-1.
The win gives Reno 1868 FC a firm hold of third place in the USL Western Conference with 34 points. The club is only one point behind second place Phoenix Rising FC and three points ahead of fourth place Swope Park Rangers. For the Seattle Sounders 2, the loss drops them to last place in the Western Conference with 11 points.
Reno 1868 FC’s next match is on on the road on Wednesday, July 11 against the LA Galaxy 2 (5-9-4). The Galaxy 2 are currently in 13th place in the Western Conference with 19 points. Reno’s next home match will be an international friendly against Monarcas Morelia on July 14.
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