USL Match Preview | Portland Timbers 2 at Oklahoma City Energy | June 5, 2015

PORTLAND, Ore. – T2 will travel to Taft Stadium in Oklahoma City, Okla., on Friday to face OKC Energy FC in the second match of a three-game road swing; kickoff is set for 5 p.m. (Pacific).

T2 (4-4-2, 14pts) are in sixth place overall in the Western Conference and are coming off a 3-1 win in their last match. T2 scored three unanswered, second-half goals to earn the full three points on the road against Tulsa Roughnecks FC in front of 5,755 fans at ONEOK Field on May 30. Michael Nanchoff tallied a second-half brace while forward Kharlton Belmar scored his team-leading sixth goal of the season. Belmar has scored six goals through 10 league matches and ranks third in goals among all USL players. The Virginia Beach, Va., native also ranks sixth overall in points with 13.

OKC Energy FC (4-2-3, 15 pts) enter Friday’s match riding a current, three-game (2-0-1) unbeaten streak after defeating Austin Aztex 1-0 on May 31 at Taft Stadium in Oklahoma City. The win marked OKC Energy FC’s second straight win at home and their first shutout of the season. OKC Energy FC has scored 14 goals in nine games and are in fifth place in the Western Conference standings, just one point ahead of T2. Forward Danni König leads OKC Energy with five goals and two assists through nine games played. The Danish forward ranks fifth overall in shots (25) and is tied for sixth in points (12). Goalkeeper Evan Newton has registered 22 saves and a 1.25 goal-against-average in eight starts.

Friday’s road match will be carried on a live, high-definition web stream on www.timbers2.com.

Following Friday’s match, T2 continue on the road to face Colorado Springs Switchbacks FC in the last match of a three-game road swing on Wednesday, June 10, at Sand Creek Stadium in Colorado Springs, Colo.; kickoff is set for 6 p.m.

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