Following a match vs. Portland on Sunday, Las Vegas Lights FC travels to Seattle to take on Sounders FC 2 tonight.
Las Vegas Lights FC defeated Portland Timbers FC 2 to start their Cascadia road trip. They will complete the two-match swing tonight when they visit Seattle Sounders FC 2.
Last Time Out
W (2-1) vs. Portland Timbers 2
Goals: Ochoa, Salgado
Sounders FC 2
L (1-0) vs. Phoenix Rising FC
Last Time They Met
6/16 at Cashman Field
Lights 4, Sounders 1
LV Goals: Ochoa (2), Mathers, Huiqui
Opposing Players to Watch
David Estrada: His eight goals are a club high. The 30-year-old does a good job of getting on to the end of loose balls in the area and he has a 38% conversion rate.
Denso Ulysse: The young defender leads the club in interceptions, tackles won, and duels won. He also provides pace going forward for S2.
Three Keys to a Vegas Victory
Don’t Give Them Early Confidence
Sounders 2 are struggling mightily right now. The Lights cannot allow them to score an early goal and gain confidence. You don’t want the underdog to ever think they have a chance.
Keep the Press on the Keeper
When the clubs played in Vegas, Sammy Ochoa nearly blocked a clearance from Calle Brown before actually doing so shortly after for his second goal. Ochoa’s first goal that night was also created by pressuring the goalkeeper off a rebound. If Las Vegas can make Brown uncomfortable, they could find an easy away goal.
Sharp on Set Pieces
Omar Salgado showcased what a high-quality free kick can do when he won the match against Timbers 2 from a dead ball play. Lights FC should continue their season-long trend of creativity and class from set pieces against Seattle.
Tonight, 7/26, at 7 PM Pacific Time
Las Vegas Lights FC (6-8-5) vs. Seattle Sounders FC 2 (3-13-2)