MLS Preseason: Seattle crushes Galaxy in CCL tuneup

In their last match before opening their competitive seasons in the Scotiabank Concacaf Champions League, the Seattle Sounders crushed the LA Galaxy, 4-0, at rain-soaked StubHub Center on Wednesday night.

Andres Ivanschitz scored two goals, while Chad Marshall and Clint Dempsey also scored for the Sounders. Against the run of play, Ivanschitz opened the scoring on a left-footed shot from 25 yards in the 22nd minute, while Brad Evans fed Marshall to make it 2-0 five minutes later. Jordan Morris came off the bench to set up Dempsey and Ivanschitz for goals in the second half.

February 17 in Carson, California
LA Galaxy 0 Seattle 4. Goals: Ivanschitz (Valdez, Dempsey) 22, Marshall (Evans, Ivanschitz) 27, Dempsey (Morris, Friberg) 47, Ivanschitz (Morris, Valdez) 57'
LA Galaxy -- Rowe (Kennedy 46); Rogers (Sorto 71), Steres (Gargan 71), Van Damme (DeLaGarza 71), Cole (Romney 71); dos Santos (Villareal 71), De Jong (Garcia 71), Gerrard (Husidic 71), Boateng (Lletget 71); Keane (Magee 71), Zardes (Gordon 71).
Seattle -- Frei; Mears (Lowe), Evans (Scott 63'), Marshall (Chen), J.Jones (Remick); Alonso (Roldan 69), Friberg (Kovar 72), Ivanschitz (Morris 46), Valdez (Mansaray 79), Dempsey (D.Jones 73).

ROWDIES SUNCOAST INVITATIONAL. Patrick Mullins scored the lone goal in the 75th minute to give New York City a 1-0 win over the Montreal Impact on the opening day of the Rowdies Suncoast Invitational. In the second game, the Philadelphia Union tied D.C. United, 1-1.

Feb. 17 in Tampa, Florida
New York City 1 Montreal 0. Goal: Mullins 75.
New York City -- Johansen; Matarrita, White, Brillant (Hernandez 68), Iraola; McNamara (Poku 68), Pirlo, Diskerud (Lopez 68); Taylor, Villa (Mullins 68), Shelton.
Montreal --
Kronberg; Tissot (Oyongo 46), Lefevre (Ciman 46), Cabrera (Fisher 65), Toia; Donadel (Gagnon-Lapare 46), Shipp (Alexander 46), Mallace (Bernier 46, Beland-Goyette 80), Salazar (Bekker 46), Venegas (Williams 46); Porter (Jackson-Hamel 46; Verso 86).

Feb. 17 in Tampa, Florida
Philadelphia 1 D.C. United 1. Goal: Le Toux (Pontius) 7; Espindola pen. 56.
Philadelphia -- Blake; Fabinho (Washington 60), Tribbett (Yaro 60), Marquez (Anderson 60), Rosenberry (Creavalle 60); Nogueira (Ayuk 60), Alberg (Carroll 60); Pontius (Restrepo 46), Barnetta  (Ilsinho 46), Le Toux (Fernandes 46); Sapong  (Herbers 60).
D.C. United -- Dykstra; Franklin (Mishu 81), Boswell, Birnbaum, Kemp; Nyarko (Martin 81), Sarvas (Clowes 81), Halsti (Rolfe 58), DeLeon (Vincent 81); Acosta (Saborio 71); Espindola.

DESERT DIAMOND CUP. The Swope Park Rangers, the new Sporting Kansas City USL team, created the surprise of the first day of the Desert Diamond Cup in Tucson, Arizona, with a 3-1 win over the Colorado Rapids. Columbus and Sporting Kansas City played to a 2-2 draw, while in the late game New England and Real Salt Lake tied, 3-3.

Feb. 17 in Tucson, Arizona
Swope Park Rangers 3 Colorado 1. Goals: Tyrpak (Duke, Kelly) 1, Sanchez (Little) 63, Little (Mulligan) 90; Badji (Powers) 19.
Swope Park Rangers -- Kempin (Lubin 46); Grant (Mulligan 46), Ballo (Diaw 46),  VanCompernolle (Didic 46), Duke (Armstrong 59); Medranda (Little 59), Ualefi (Dabo 46), Molano (Granito 46); Kris Tyrpak (Selbol 46), Dane Kelly (Sanchez 46, Gonzakez 80), Pasher.
Colorado -- MacMath (Froschauer 46); Hairston (Castillo 46), Burling (Keel 46), Sjoberg (Cochran 46), Williams (Burch 41); Watts (Appiah 46), Azira (Cronin 46), Powers (Serna 46); Badji (Pfeffer 46), Solignac (Calvert 46), Doyle.

Feb. 17 in Tucson, Arizona
Columbus 2 Sporting KC 2. Goals: K.Kamara (Minter) 46, K.Kamara 74; Mustivar 52, Hajderovic (Hallisey) 88.
Columbus -- Stuver (Clark 46); Barson (Afful 46), Parkhurst (Sauro 46), Tarek (Wahl 46), Francis (Ashe 46); Trapp (Saravia 46); Saeid (Tchani 46); Mabwati (Finlay 46), Higuain (Minter 46), Jimenez (Larsen 46); Casey (K.Kamara 46).
Sporting KC -- Melia (Kann 46); Myers (Abdul-Salaam 46), Andre Coelho (Opera 46), Besler (Ellis 46), Sinovic (Dia 46); Olum (Mustivar 46), Quintilla (Nagamura 46), Espinoza (Feilhaber 46); Davis (Hajderovic 46), Peterson (Salloi 46), Zusi (Hallisey 46).

Feb. 17 in Tucson, Arizona
Real Salt Lake 3 New England 3. Goals: Morales pen. 54, Olave (Morales) 68, Garcia (Glad) 77; Gamble (Rowe) 13, Davies pen. 48, Davies 83.
Real Salt Lake -- Rimando; Beltran, Olave, Maund, Phillips; Beckerman, Obayan (Glad, 52), Morales; Martinez, Movsisyan (Garcia, 69), Plata.
New England -- Shuttleworth (Knighton, 46); McCrary (Woodberry, 46), Goncalves (Barnes, 46), Farrell (Sambinha, 46), Brovsky (Addy, 46); Koffie (Caldwell, 46; Rudy, 78), Rowe (Kobayashi, 46; Herivaeux, 78), Nguyen (Neumann, 46); Gamble (Bunbury, 46), Agudelo (Davies, 46), Hollinger-Janzen (Fagundez, 46).

-- Orlando City came back from 2-1 down to beat the New York Red Bulls, 3-2, on goals by Adrian Winter and Pedro Ribeiro. The game, played at the Omni Resort at ChampionsGate, was the first for Lions midfielder Kevin Molino since his knee injury last May, and he had the game-winning assist on Ribeiro's goal.

Feb. 17 in Davenport, Florida
Orlando City 3 NY Red Bulls 2. Goals: Kaka (Boden) 23, Winter 62, Ribeiro 85; B.Wright-Phillips (Lawrence) 25, Lawrence (B. Wright-Phillips) 36.
Orlando City -- Bendik (Edwards 70), Boden (Alston 70), Hines (Collin 70), Mateos (Redding 70), Ramos (Ambrose 70), Higuita (Carrasco 70), Ceren (Ribeiro 70), Winter (Molino 70), Kaka (Rocha 70), Barry (Maryea 70), Larin (Ribeiro 70).
NY Red Bulls -- Robles (Reynish); Lawrence (Lade), Baah (Long), Ouimette (Carroll), Zizzo (Duvall), McCarty (Davis), Felipe (Adams), Veron (Grella), Kljestan (Bezecourt), Sam (Allen; Muyl), B.Wright-Phillips (Bonomo).

-- Toronto FC dropped its first match of the preseason, falling, 1-0, to Orlando City B on former U.S. U-17 Pierre DaSilva's goal in the seventh minute. A handful of Orlando City veterans started for OCB, including Aurelien Collin, Pedro Ribeiro, Kevin Alston and Servando Carrasco.

-- Simon Dawkins set up Chad Barrett and Quincy Amarikwa for early goals and Adam Jahn added a third as the San Jose Earthquakes beat the NPSL's Sonoma County Sol, 3-1.

3 comments about "MLS Preseason: Seattle crushes Galaxy in CCL tuneup".
  1. Ric Fonseca, February 18, 2016 at 4:05 p.m.

    Holy smokes, you're kidding with the Sounders/Carson Galaxy score, right? Well so much for the highly touted group of Brits.... ok, ok, ok, only a pre-season gig, many, many, muchos games yet to be played, but still...

  2. Eric Bethmann, February 18, 2016 at 5:17 p.m.

    the rowdies and their tournament are located in st.petersburg, florida. For the last time, there is no team in Tampa, Fl.

  3. Raymond Weigand, February 18, 2016 at 8:21 p.m.

    Galaxy cycled through 22 players ... perhaps these teams should have played half field games, with an A team and a B team, and rotate the teams ... 22 players would have gotten a couple of 45 minute games in a crowded and highly competitive environment.
    (probably that's what they did - the day before)

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