[MLS 2014 COUNTDOWN] The Seattle Sounders concluded a productive trip to Arizona with a 2-1 win over the Vancouver Whitecaps on Sunday at Kino Sports Complex in Tucson. The Sounders, who got goals from Andy Rose and Martinique international Kevin Parsemain, went 3-0-1 over four games in five days.
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Parsemain opened the scoring in the 23rd minute on a volley from just outside the 18-yard box past Whitecaps goalkeeper David Ousted. Parsemain, who scored the
gamewinner against Vancouver on Thursday, and Obafemi Martins led the team in scoring with two goals each.
Seattle added a second tally in
the 50th minute when Chad Barrett's cross found Homegrown signing Sean Okoli at the far post. Okoli headed it back to
the near post, where Rose headed the ball home to give him one goal and two assists in three preseason games.
The Whitecaps pulled one goal back in the 78th minute when a corner
kick from Uruguayan Nicolas Mezquida found Carlyle Mitchell in the box, and his header beat Josh Ford to the far post. Vancouver's Russell Teibert missed a penalty kick in the first half.
Seattle will travel to
Charleston, S.C., on Feb. 19 to participate for the first time in the Carolina Challenge Cup against USL PRO's Charleston Battery, Houston Dynamo and D.C. United.
TRIALISTS UPDATE. Trialists in camp with Real Salt Lake included Cameroonian-American defender Etchu Tabe, who has spent the last six years at
clubs in Sweden and Finland, and Dylan Mares, who left Indiana after one season following his transfer from Louisville.