While one game does not a season make, the Sounders FC 2 move from Starfire Sports Complex was a resounding success as the team opened it 2018 USL season with a 2-1 win over the Portland Timbers 2 Saturday night at Cheney Stadium.
It was a historic occasion, as a soldout Cheney Stadium crowd of 6,049 fans witnessed Tacoma’s new professional club win its first match in the City of Destiny. Felix Chenkam and Nick Hinds bagged two goals at the end of the first half within two minutes of each other, giving Head Coach John Hutchinson his first win as S2 manager.
“Massive crowd, great environment for our team to play in first and foremost. I just want to thank all the people who came out tonight. Hutchinson said after the game. “It was a massive effort to support the S2 boys and I know they are very grateful – they couldn’t wait to get out here and to start the home opener against Portland at home in front of a big crowd is an amazing goal for us.”