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USL MATCH PREVIEW | Portland Timbers 2 vs. Las Vegas Lights FC | July 22, 2018 - 2 PM PT

Entering Week 19 of the 2018 USL season, T2 play host to Las Vegas Lights FC at Providence Park on Sunday, July 4. Beginning at7 p.m. (Pacific), the July 14 match will be streamed live on ESPN+. To watch Sunday’s match, click here.

Crunch time
T2 (9-8-2, 29pts) enter Sunday’s match following a 2-1 win over Swope Park Rangers FC at Merlo Field on July 14. Portland sits in seventh place in the Western Conference standings. T2 rank ninth in the league in goals scored (30), while ranking tied for sixth in the USL with eight shutouts.

USL Team of the Week
T2 midfielder Marvin Loría, who tallied a goal and an assist in T2’s 2-1 win over Swope Park Rangers on July 14, has tallied three goals and leads the team with three assists in his first season with Portland. With his performance, Loría was named to the USL Team of the Week for Week 18. Loría has scored two of his goals on free-kicks with his left foot, while scoring the game-winning goal last week against Swope Park inside penalty area with his right foot.

2018 Fans’ Choice Midseason Awards
T2 forward Augustine Williams was named the Young Player of the Year in the 2018 Fans’ Choice Midseason Awards for his performances in the first half of the USL season. Williams has registered four goals and two assists in 16 appearances (9 starts) this season. Additionally, T2 head coach Cameron Knowles came in third place in voting for the Midseason Coach of the Year

Home form
In eight home matches in Portland, T2 are 5-4-0, and are 3-1-0 at Providence Park this season. T2 have outscored their opponents 9-4 in the first half of matches at home. In the first match at Providence Park this season, T2 defeated Sacramento Republic 2-0 on May 2. Additionally, seven of forward Foster Langsdorf’s eight goals in 2018 have been scored at home.

T2 Team Leaders
Goals: Foster Langsdorf (8)
Assists: Marvin Loría (3)
Chances Created: Marvin Loría (40)
Shutouts: Kendall McIntosh (4)
Saves: Kendall McIntosh (28)

Scouting Las Vegas Lights FC
Las Vegas Lights FC enter Sunday’s match following a 2-0 loss to Rio Grande Valley FC at H-E-B Park on July 14, which extended a two-match losing streak. Lights FC are 1-6-2 in nine matches on the road this season. Las Vegas’ only win on the road came in the season opener in a 3-2 win over Fresno FC on March 17. Las Vegas has scored 28 goals on the season, and has allowed the third most goals in the USL (38). Nine different players have scored a goal, while 10 Las Vegas in 2018.

Las Vegas Lights FC Team Leaders
Goals: Carlos Alvarez, Raul Mendiola (5)
Assists: Carlos Alvarez, Samuel Ochoa (3)
Chances Created: Carlos Alvarez (37)
Shutouts: Ricardo Ferrino (2)
Saves: Ricardo Ferrino (50)

Streaming Changes: matches now stream on ESPN+
As part of the USL's new broadcast deal with ESPN, all league matches will now be streamed live on ESPN+, which is ESPN's new subscription-based, direct-to-consumer streaming platform. All T2 matches will now stream live on ESPN+ for those residing in the United States; international viewers can still stream matches live via YouTube.

ESPN+ is viewable online, the ESPN app or across a variety of mobile and connected living room devices, including Amazon's Fire TV, Apple TV, Chromecast, Roku and more.

For more information and a FAQ on ESPN+, click here.