It was a light Soccer Sunday on February 14, with just two MLS clubs in action.
Morris scores as Sounders rout UCLA
The rumors are swirling around start striker Obafemi Martins, but that didn't stop the Sounders from putting the hurt on UCLA on Sunday, with Seattle topping the Bruins 5-1 in a friendly in Walnut, California. US national team forward Jordan Morris scored his first goal since signing for Seattle in January, and fellow Homegrown forward Darwin Jones added a pair to bring his preseason tally to four.
Andreas Ivanschitz and Homegrown attacker Aaron Kovar scored the other two goals for Seattle, who played in a 4-3-3 and used 29 players in the three-period, 105-minute match.
First Period Lineup (45 minutes) -- Stefan Frei; Tyrone Mears, Brad Evans, Chad Marshall, Joevin Jones; Osvaldo Alonso, Erik Friberg, Andreas Ivanschitz; Jordan Morris, Nelson Valdez, Aaron Kovar
Second Period Lineup (30 minutes) -- Tyler Miller; Oniel Fisher, Roberto Chen, Tony Alfaro, Dylan Remick; Cristian Roldan, Zach Mathers, Nate Sturgis; Oalex Anderson, Victor Mansaray, Darwin Jones
Third Period Lineup (30 minutes) -- Charlie Lyon; Jimmy Ockford, Damion Lowe, Zach Scott, Dylan Remick (Oniel Fisher); Cristian Roldan (Nate Sturgis), Zach Mathers, Nate Sturgis (Aaron Kovar); Myron Samuel, Andy Craven, Darwin Jones (Victor Mansaray)
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RSL top South Korean foes
Forward Yura Movsisyan tallied the day's only goal in Real Salt Lake's 1-0 win over their South Korean opponents, who finished fifth in the most recent K-League season. Movsisyan, a recently signed Designated Player, converted a slip pass from Juan Manuel Martinez after a clever dummy from Joao Plata.
RSL, who played in a 4-3-3, are now 2-2-0 in their four preseason matches. Each game has ended 1-0.
Real Salt Lake (4-3-3): Jeff Attinella; Boyd Okuwonu (Tony Beltran, 46’), Justen Glad (Jamison Olave, 46’), Phanuel Kavita (Jerry Akaminko, 46’), Chris Wingert (Demar Phillips, 46’); John Stertzer (Kyle Beckerman, 46’), Danilo Acosta (Sunday Stephen Obayan, 32’), Amass Amankona (Javier Morales, 46’); Emery Welshman (Juan Manuel Martinez, 46’), Olmes Garcia (Yura Movsisyan, 46’), Abdoulie Mansally (Joao Plata, 46’)
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