Seattle Sounders 3 West Ham United 0
Wednesday, 6th July 2016
by Staff Writer
West Ham's US tour began with a resounding defeat at the hands of MLS Western Conference outfit Seattle Sounders at the CenturyLink Field this morning.A scratch Hammers squad, barely into pre-season and missing several key members was well beaten 3-0 by a Sounders side midway through their own domestic season.
However the game did at least give Hammers fans the opportunity to see one or two new faces in action, with recent arrivals Havard Nordtveit and Sofiane Feghouli making their club debuts in the second half.
The hosts opened the scoring just three minutes ahead of the half time interval when Herculez Gomes converted from the spot after Adrian was adjudged to have felled Sounders' number nine inside the penalty area.
Seattle had to wait until the 70th minute before adding a second, scored by substitute Jordan Morris after Raphael Spiegel had initially produced a fine stop to deny Oalex Anderson.
Still reeling from conceding the second, the Hammers found themselves three behind just two minutes later when supersub Morris added his second of the night by firing home confidently past Spiegel from a tight angle.
Hammers fans will be hoping for a more positive outcome when Bilic and his travelling party face Carolina Railhawks next week in the second and final leg of their American trip.
West Ham Utd 1st half: Adrian, Page, Reid, Rice, Byram, Poyet, Noble, Brown, Samuelsen, Makasi, Carroll.
West Ham Utd 2nd half: Spiegel, Page, Cresswell, Nordtveit, Feghouli, Obiang, Martinez, Quina, Henry, Lanzini, Burke.
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Booked: None booked. .
Sent Off: None sent off. .
Seattle Sounders: .
Subs not used: .
Booked: None booked..
Sent off: None.
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