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By USL, 05/19/17, 6:00PM PDT

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RENO, Nev. – Reno 1868 FC will look to build on the momentum of wins in the league and the Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup when it hosts Seattle Sounders FC 2 at Greater Nevada Field on Saturday night, with S2 entering in third place in the USL Western Conference. Kickoff is set for 7:30 p.m. PT.

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Reno 1868 FC news and notes

  • Current record: 1-3-2, 5pts

  • Reno is coming off its first league win in club history two weeks ago as it routed Phoenix Rising FC 4-0 at the Phoenix Rising Soccer Complex.

  • Jamaican forward Dane Kelly had the first hat trick in club history in the win, and was named the USL Player of the Week as he reached 53 career goals in the USL.

  • 1868 FC advanced in past OSA FC in the Second Round of the 2017 Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup on Wednesday night as it won in a shootout at Starfire Stadium just outside Seattle.

  • Reno will visit Sacramento Republic FC in the Third Round on May 31, with the winner getting to play host to Major League Soccer’s Real Salt Lake in the Fourth Round.

Seattle Sounders FC 2 news and notes

  • Current record: 4-4-1, 13pts

  • Seattle earned a 0-0 draw against current Western Conference leaders San Antonio FC last Saturday night in front of 8,005 fans at Toyota Field.

  • S2 became the first team to hold San Antonio FC scoreless this season as it extended its undefeated streak to three games.

  • Irvin Parra and Felix Chenkam are tied for the team-high with three goals apiece, while Parra has also created 11 chances this season.

  • Ray Saari and Sam Rogers are the only two players to have played every minute of the season for S2 this season.

Series Notes

  • This is the first meeting between the teams.

Squads

  • Reno – GK: Russ Klaybough, Matt Bersano; D: Jordan Murrell, Thomas Janjigian, Jake Ward, Jimmy Ockford, Brent Richards, Kip Colvey, Brenton Griffiths, Matheus Silva, Nick von Niederhausern; M: Junior Burgos, Anibal Echeverria, Chris Wehan, Matt LaGrassa, Antoine Hoppenot, Cameron Vickers, Seth Casiple, Lindo Mfeka, Jordan Roberts, Luis Fernandes; F: Dane Kelly, Boxi Yomba, Mackenzie Pridham, Brian Brown

  • Seattle – GK: Bryan Meredith, Tyler Miller, Trey Muse, Sam Fowler; D: Oniel Fisher, Tony Alfaro, Brian Nana-Sinkam, Sam Rogers, Ethan Lotenero, Riley Grant, Ulysse Denso, Rodrigue Ele, Nouhou Tolo; M: Francisco Narbon, Jamie Dimitroff, Jackson Ragen, Shandon Hopeau, Ray Saari, Lorenzo Ramos, Paul Rothrock, Zach Mathers; F: Milo Barton, Seyi Adekoya, Javorn Stevens, Sterling Russell, David Olsen, Irvin Parra

Discipline

  • Reno – None

  • Seattle – Accumulation Warning: Irvin Parra

Officials

  • REF: CHIPALO STREET

  • AR1: Matthew Rodman

  • AR2: Alejandro Aguilera

  • 4TH: Benjamin Limon

Game hashtag:

  • #RNOvSEA

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