TUKWILA, Wash. — Jordan Rideout scored his first goal as a member of Energy FC in the final seconds of second half stoppage time to earn OKC a 1-1 draw with Seattle Sounders FC 2 Sunday night at Starfire Stadium.
In the closing seconds of a 5:00 second half stoppage time period, newly acquired Colin Bonner sent a cross into the Seattle box that Danni König was able to get his head on and deflect on net. As Sounders FC 2 keeper Tyler Miller struggled to corral the shot, Rideout pounced on the ball and chipped it into the Seattle net to even the score at 1-1 and gain a draw and standings point for Energy FC. The goal was Rideout’s first of his two-year USL career.
Despite OKC holding a deep advantage over Seattle in scoring chances for the match, Sounders FC 2 held a 1-0 lead for much of the match. Following an OKC corner opportunity in the 20th minute, Seattle’s Myron Samuel sent a long lead pass that split two OKC defenders and left Vic Mansaray with a one-on-one breakaway on Energy FC keeper Cody Laurendi. As Laurendi charged the play, Mansaray shuffled the ball around the OKC keeper and blasted a shot into the Energy FC net for the early 1-0 advantage.
Energy FC caught a break late in the match, when Seattle Oniel Fisher picked up two yellow cards and was sent off in the 82nd minute, giving OKC a man advantage. Seattle accumulated four yellow caution cards in the match, while OKC was issued three.
Energy FC took 20 shots and bested Seattle in shots on goal, 9-2, with Miller registering 8 saves for Sounders FC 2. Laurendi was 1-for-2 for OKC in his first match since the season opener on March 26.
With the draw, OKC moved to 1-1-2 on the season, while Seattle’s record went to 1-3-3.
OKC next travels to Scottsdale, Ariz., where it will face Arizona United SC in a 9:30 p.m. (CST) start at Scottsdale Stadium. Energy FC’s next home match is Sunday, May 15 against USL expansion club San Antonio FC.
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