IRVINE, Calif. (May 29th, 2015) – Crucial points for top-of-the-table positions are at stake as Orange County Blues FC hosts Seattle Sounders FC 2 on Saturday, May 30th. Kickoff is scheduled for 7 p.m. PT.
The two clubs met on May 1st at Starfire Sports Complex in Seattle. OC got on the board first when Christofer Ramirez headed in a deflected cross from Denzel Slager in the 23rd minute. However, “S2” would prevail after goals in the second half by Sam Garza and Pablo Rossi. With the win, Seattle not only broke the Blues’ three-game winning streak, but also moved into 1st place in USL’s Western Conference.
Orange County will be looking to return to their winning ways on Saturday. The Blues fell to Tulsa Roughnecks FC 1-0 on Saturday, May 16th. Former Blues winger Gibson Bardsley headed home a corner in the 50th minute to give Tulsa the victory. Three days prior, OC defeated Colorado Springs Switchbacks FC 3-1, with two goals coming from Ramirez, his second brace of the season.
Seattle comes into Saturday’s match on two USL wins in a row, as well as two wins in the Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup. S2 defeated Kitsap Pumas in the 2nd Round to advance to play Portland Timbers 2 in the 3rd Round , whom they defeated 2-1 this past Wednesday. The Rave Green play Real Salt Lake in the 4th Round of the nationwide tournament. In USL play, Seattle defeated the same Portland Timbers 2 on Friday, May 22nd at Merlo Field in Portland, by a score of 2-0, with goals from Sam Garza and Andy Craven.
The Blues currently sit in 3rd place in USL’s Western Conference, with a record of 5-3-0 and 15 points. Seattle owns the top spot in the conference with a record of 6-3-1 and 19 points. OC Blues FC has two games in hand on Seattle, and three games in hand on second-place Sacramento Republic FC.
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