T2, vs. Fresno FC -- July 8, 2018
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USL MATCH PREVIEW | Portland Timbers 2 vs. Fresno FC | June 16, 2019 - 2 PM PT

Heading into Week 15 of the 2019 USL Championship season, T2 play host to Fresno FC at Providence Park on Sunday, June 16; kickoff is at 2 p.m. (Pacific).

Last match recap
Behind goals from Eryk Williamson and Todd Wharton, T2 erased a two-goal deficit and earned a point on the road with a 2-2 draw against Austin Bold FC in front of 2,815 fans at Bold Stadium on Saturday, June 8.

Strong start to 2019
In 13 matches to begin the 2019 season, T2 (6-2-5, 23pts) sit in third place in the Western Conference standings and rank fourth in the league in goals scored (28). T2 are coming off a 2-2 draw on the road to Austin Bold FC on June 8, which extended a four-match unbeaten run. After scoring a goal in the draw against Austin, Eryk Williamson has now scored three goals in 10 appearances, as he co-leads the assists column league-wide with seven. Dairon Asprilla leads the team with six goals scored in five appearances. Foster Langsdorf and Modou Jadama rank tied for second in goals scored (4). Marvin Loría, Brayan Hurtado, Giovani Calixtro and Ryan Sierakowski have each scored two goals in 2019.

T2 against Fresno FC
Sunday’s match marks the third meeting all-time between Fresno FC and Portland, with T2 trailing the series 0-1-1. In the last meeting between the two clubs, T2 earned a 2-2 draw against Fresno FC at Chukchansi Park on Sept. 22, 2018. Portland and Fresno will meet once more during the 2019 USL Championship regular season, facing off against one another at Chukchansi Park on Saturday, July 20.

Home form 
In six home matches in 2019, T2 have only lost once, posting a 3-1-2 record at home thus far this season. T2 has scored 10 of their 28 goals this season in home matches. Additionally, four of Dairon Asprilla’s six goals this season have come in home matches.

T2 2019 Team Leaders
Goals: Dairon Asprilla (6)
Assists: Eryk Williamson (7)
Chances Created: Eryk Williamson (23)
Shutouts: Jake Leeker (1)
Saves: Jake Leeker (29)

Scouting Fresno FC
Fresno FC (5-2-6, 21pts) enter Sunday’s match following a 1-1 home draw against OKC Energy FC at Chukchansi Park on June 8, which earned them their first point after two consecutive league losses. Fresno holds a 3-1-3 away record to start the 2019 season, but  have not won any matches  (home or away) since May 22, when they defeated Austin Bold FC 1-0 at home. Forwards Qudus Lawal and Jemal Johnson lead the team in goals scored with four apiece, while Brazilian midfielder Jackson ranks first on the club in the assists column with four in 10 appearances. Goalkeeper C.J. Cochran leads the team with 28 saves and four shutouts in 13 appearances in 2019.

Fresno FC head coach: Adam Smith

Fresno FC 2019 Team Leaders
Goals: Jemal Johnson, Qudus Lawal (4)
Assists: Jackson (5)
Chances Created: Juan Pablo Caffa (28)
Shutouts: C.J. Cochran (4)
Saves: C.J. Cochran (28)

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