USL MATCH PREVIEW & WEBSTREAM | T2 to host Cascadia-rival Whitecaps FC 2 Sunday at Providence Park

PORTLAND, Ore. – Heading into Week 11 of the 2017 USL season, T2 will play host to Cascadia-rival Whitecaps FC 2 at Providence Park on Sunday, June 4. Set to begin at 2 p.m. (Pacific), Sunday’s match will be available via a live, high-definition web stream at www.timbers2.com.

The match on Sunday marks the second of three matches between the two clubs in 2017, as the final matchup will take place Saturday, Sept. 30, at Thunderbird Stadium. In nine all-time meetings between the two teams, T2 trail the series 3-6-0. In the last meeting between the two clubs this season, T2 fell 1-0 to Whitecaps FC 2 at Providence Park on April 16.

T2 (1-9-1, 4pts) enter Sunday’s contest looking to rebound from a 3-1 loss on the road to Tulsa Roughnecks FC on May 27 at ONEOK Field. Roughnecks FC took a 2-0 lead following goals from midfielder Joaquin Rivas in the 17th minute and a converted penalty attempt by midfielder Juan Pablo Caffa in the 25th minute. Portland, which outshot Tulsa 17-14 in the match, got a goal back after T2 midfielder Villyan Bijev scored his third goal of the season in the 35th minute to make it a 2-1 game. Midfielder Omar Mohamed slipped in Bijev behind the Tulsa defense, and his right-footed shot from a tight angle just outside the six-yard box found the back of the net. Bijev leads Portland with three goals this season, while forward Augustine Williams and midfielder Victor Arboleda have two tallies apiece.

Whitecaps FC 2 (3-5-2, 11pts) enter Sunday’s contest after falling 2-1 at home to Real Monarchs SLC at McLeod Athletic Park on May 28. 18-year-old forward Terran Campbell scored his first professional goal in the loss for WFC2. Four players are tied for the team lead with two goals, while four players have each scored one goal. Goalkeeper Spencer Richey has two shutouts and 21 saves in six appearances for Whitecaps FC 2 this season.

Individual-game tickets for the 2017 season start at $10 and are available at the Providence Park box office on gameday or by visiting www.timbers.com/tickets. Season tickets are available for T2 home matches at Providence Park by calling (503) 553-5555.

Following Sunday’s match, T2 will travel on the road to play Real Monarchs SLC at Rio Tinto Stadium on Saturday, June 10; kickoff is set for 6 p.m. (Pacific).

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