Published: February 16, 2012
Three Seattle Sounders FC players scored as the Rave Green beat the U.S. Under-17 Men's National Team, 3-0, in their fourth training game of the 2012 preseason at IMG Soccer Academy on Thursday afternoon.
The training game consisted of two 35-minute periods with all three Sounders FC goals coming in the first period. 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 after Amadou Sanyang found him at the back post.
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.
Sounders FC Academy goalkeeper Paul Christensen is currently living in Bradenton, Fla. as part of the U.S. Under-17 Residency Program. Christensen started and played the first 35 minutes against his senior team counterparts.
Seattle's final training game in Florida is on Sunday afternoon against Florida Gulf Coast University. Kickoff is scheduled for 1 p.m. PT at the IMG Soccer Academy.
SEA - David Estrada (Sammy Ochoa, Amadou Sanyang) 24'
SEA - Sammy Ochoa 32'
SEA - Zach Scott 34'
Seattle Sounders FC
Andrew Weber, Amadou Sanyang, Harlinton Gutierrez, Jhon Kennedy Hurtado, Zach Scott (Andrew Duran 36'), Cordell Cato (Christian Sivebaek 36'), Servando Carrasco, Alex Caskey, Roger Levesque (Andy Rose 36'), Sammy Ochoa, David Estrada (Babayele Sodade 36').
U.S. Under-17 Men's National Team
Paul Christensen (Evan Louro
36'), Elijah Martin (Steven Echevarria 36'), Conor Donovan (Tyler Turner 36'), Tommy Redding (Kevin Politz 36'), John Requejo Jr. (Caleb Duvernay 36'), Cameron Lindley (Mukwelle Akale 36'; Rubio Rubin 48'), Angel Heredia (Guyllain Kabala 36'), Junior Flores (Christopher Lema 36'), Rubio Rubin (Aaron Meyer 36'), Corey Baird (Bradford Jamieson 36'), Wesley Wade (Ahinga Selemani 36').
U17 - John Requejo Jr. (caution) 5'