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Youth Boys Jul 18, 2017

Seattle Sounders beat Colorado Rapids for USSDA U-17/18 third place

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U-17/18: Seattle Sounders 2, Colorado Rapids 1

(Via U.S. Soccer) – In the U.S. Soccer Development Academy U-17/18 third place game, after Colorado dealt Seattle an early blow, it would ultimately be Seattle’s day with come-from-behind 2-1 win to ensure a bronze finish to the 2016-17 season.

Colorado’s first half punch came in the 26th minute when forward Enoch Mushagalusa shielded his defender from a launched pass from his left back. After jockeying for position and winning the battle, Mushagalusa quickly fired the ball into the net.

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Bouncing back quickly, Seattle’s Milo Barton made certain to even the score line in the 37th. A free kick sent the ball into a dangerous area of the box, and after Colorado’s inability to make the clearance, the ball landed at the feet of Barton, who slammed it past the keeper.

Despite a well-fought first 40 minutes of the second half, Seattle captain Paul Rothrock was not looking to end his season without a victory. The midfielder made a steal towards the center of the field before motoring his way up into Colorado territory, fending off a challenger before slotting the ball past the goalkeeper for the 2-1 eventual game-winner.

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