SEATTLE, WASH. – Seattle Sounders FC 2 has signed forward Oalex Anderson (pronounced “OH-lex”), the club announced today. Anderson, 19, most recently played for Grenades FC of the Antigua and Barbuda Premier Division while on loan from System 3 FC of the NLA Premier League in Saint Vincent and the Grenadines. Per league and club policy, terms of the deal are not being disclosed.
Anderson scored 12 goals in 18 appearances for Grenades FC in the 2014 season. Prior to that, he was the top scorer in the NLA Premier League in 2013 while playing with System 3 FC.
“Oalex is a very exciting young forward who has already played in FIFA World Cup Qualifying matches,” said S2 Head Coach Ezra Hendrickson. “To have so much pedigree at such a young age, we believe he has a lot of potential with us moving forward.”
Anderson made his first international appearance for Saint Vincent and the Grenadines on February 2, 2014 in a friendly against Dominica. He has since scored seven international goals, five of which came during 2014 Caribbean Cup qualification.
During the Sounders FC 2 match against Portland Timbers 2, Anderson was subbed into the contest in the 86th minute, replacing Andres Correa. S2 went on to win the match courtesy of a Giuliano Frano goal in the 88th minute. He subsequently went on to log 64 minutes in last night’s loss to Tulsa Roughnecks FC.
S2’s completes a two-match road swing in Oklahoma on Saturday, April 18 at OKC Energy FC (5:00 p.m. PT / SoundersFC.com). The team’s next home contest is slated for Friday, May 1 against Orange County Blues FC, and tickets are available via sndrs.com/ut4w.
Transaction: Seattle Sounders FC 2 adds midfield Oalex Anderson to its roster on April 17, 2015.
Name: Oalex Anderson
Born: November 11, 1995
Citizenship: St. Vincent and the Grenadines
Acquired: Added to S2 roster on April 17, 2015
Previous Experience: Grenades FC (2014-2015), System 3 FC (2013-2014)
ABOUT SOUNDERS FC 2
Announced on October 14, 2014, Sounders FC 2 is the club’s Second Team, playing in the USL. Known as S2, the team represents a link between the Sounders FC Academy and Sounders FC First Team. Playing its home matches at Starfire Stadium, S2 emphasizes development and community involvement, and provides a consistent and competitive professional environment for promising Academy players and certain First Team players to progress. The team operates under the management of Sounders FC and the Sounders Community Trust, an unprecedented, fan-owned organization that will hold a 20-percent interest in the team.
TUKWILA, WASH. – In its first away match of the 2015 USL season, Sounders FC 2 (3-1-0, 9 points) fell to Tulsa Roughnecks FC (1-2-1, 4 points) Thursday evening by a final score of 4-3 in a game that saw five goals scored in the first 25 minutes. Tulsa’s Lucas Cordeiro scored the game-winner in the 77th minute, handing S2 its first loss of the season.
Roughnecks FC forward Gibson Bardsley scored the first goal of the match after only 93 seconds, capitalizing on a miscommunication between S2 goalkeeper Charlie Lyon and defender Jimmy Ockford.
Qudus Lawal of S2 equalized for the Rave Green in the ninth minute, as midfielder Duncan McCormick’s shot went wide, but Lawal was at the post to tap the ball in past Tulsa goalkeeper Zac Lubin.
This match marked Lawal’s first start for the team, and he scored his second of tally of the night only a minute after his first as S2 midfielder Aaron Kovar threaded a pass through to Lawal, who slotted his shot past Lubin to give S2 the lead.
The Rave Green nearly made it 3-1 when Lawal made a run to the ball, but was pushed down from behind in the eighteen-yard-box by Ryan Price. Midfielder Giuliano Frano stepped up to take the penalty kick, but his shot was read well by Lubin, who made the save low to his left.
Tulsa controlled a majority of the possession throughout the game, and capitalized on a bouncing ball outside the area, which Eli Galbraith-Knapp shot past Lyon to draw level in the 19th minute.
An S2 corner-kick in the 25th minute gave the team the lead again as Kovar’s cross found the head of S2 defender Aaron Long, who passed the ball to defender Jimmy Ockford. The Pennsylvania native slotted his shot past the diving Lubin to make it 3-2. It was Ockford’s first goal of the season.
In the 29th minute, Tulsa drew level once again as Bardsley rang a shot off the crossbar from 30 yards out, but midfielder Steven Miller was there to take the rebound and put it past Lyon to make it 3-3.
Cordeiro’s game-winner came as Tulsa earned a free kick from 25 yards, which Lyon came off his line to grab. However, the S2 netminder wasn’t able to make it to the ball as it was deflected to the feet of Cordeiro, who calmly slotted a shot into the empty net, giving the home side a 4-3 victory.
S2 has now scored 13 goals in four games, and has conceded seven – good for a plus-six goal differential. The four goals scored by Roughnecks FC were one more than the Rave Green had allowed prior to this match.
Head Coach Ezra Hendrickson’s side has a quick turnaround and will face undefeated Oklahoma City Energy FC away on Saturday, April 18 at 5:00 p.m. PT. The game will be live-streamed on SoundersFC.com.
Seattle Sounders FC 2 |3 – 4|Tulsa Roughnecks FC
Thursday, April 16, 2015
Venue: ONEOK Field, Tulsa, Oklahoma
Referee: Nima Saghafi
Assistants: Matthew Trotter, Brook Weiss
Fourth official: Jeremy Crockett
Weather: Sunny, 80 degrees
TUL – Bardsley 2′
SEA – Lawal (McCormick) 9′
SEA – Lawal 10′
TUL – Galbraith-Knapp 20′
SEA – Ockford (Long) 25′
TUL – Miller 69′
TUL – Cordeiro 78′
TUL – Larfhlaith Davoren (caution) 26′
TUL – Sammy Ochoa (caution) 39′
SEA – Giuliano Frano (caution) 62′
SEA – Oniel Fisher (caution) 77′
TUL – Andy Lorei (caution) 87′
TUL – Laurie Bell (caution) 89′
LINEUPS & STATS
Seattle Sounders FC 2 – Charlie Lyon, Aaron Long (Pablo Rossi 80′), Nick Miele, Jimmy Ockford, Andres Correa, Aaron Kovar, Giuliano Frano (Amadou Sanyang 64), Duncan McCormick, Oalex Anderson (Oniel Fisher 64′), Qudus Lawal (Darwin Jones 60′), Victor Mansaray (Andy Craven 62′)
Substitutes not used: Choong Sil Lim, Seif Kerawala
Total shots: 15
Shots on goal: 9
Tulsa Roughnecks FC – Zac Lubin, Ryan Price, Ben Brewster, Kyle Venter, Iarfhlaith Davoren, Gibson Bardsley (Brady Ballew 90′), Eli Galbraith-Knapp, Chad Bond (Laurie Bell 73′), Steven Miller (Kidd Nwabueze 73′), Sammy Ochoa (Andy Lorei 78′), Lucas Cordeiro (Adam Black 81′)
Substitutes not used: Oscar Jiminez, Julian Portugal
Total shots: 16
Shots on goal: 5
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