Todd Wharton, T2 at Orange County SC -- June 22, 2019
Orange County SC

USL MATCH PREVIEW | Portland Timbers 2 vs. Orange County SC | Sept. 8, 2019 - 2 PM PT

Returning home after two road matches, T2 play host to Orange County SC at Providence Park on Sunday, Sept. 8. Beginning at 2 p.m. (Pacific), Sunday’s match will feature a live stream on ESPN+.

2019 season at a glance
T2 (9-9-8, 35pts) sit in ninth place in the Western Conference standings, and rank tied for sixth in the league in goals scored (48). Portland is coming off a 3-1 road win against Reno 1868 FC at Greater Nevada Field on Aug. 31, in which midfielder Carlos Anguiano tallied his first professional goal. Dairon Asprilla has made eight appearances for T2 in 2019 on loan from the Timbers and leads the team with seven goals. Foster Langsdorf and Ryan Sierakowski rank tied for second with six a piece, while Brayan Hurtado and Todd Wharton rank tied for third on the team with five goals scored. Timbers Academy defender Caleb Kiner made his fifth appearance and fourth start of 2019 against Reno. Eryk Williamson leads the team and ranks tied for fourth in the league with seven assists. 

Goals from all over
Fourteen different players have scored for T2 in 26 matches thus far during the 2019 USL Championship campaign. Dairon Asprilla leads the team with seven goals in just seven appearances. Foster Langsdorf and Ryan Sierakowski rank tied for second with six goals apiece in 20 and 16 starts, respectively. Brayan Hurtado and Todd Wharton rank tied for third with five goals each. Modou Jadama ranks sixth on the club with four goals, while Eryk Williamson and Gio Calixtro rank tied for seventh on the club with four goals scored. Marvin Loría and Cristian Ojeda have each scored two goals, while Nathan Smith, Zach Kobayashi and Carlos Anguiano have scored one goal during the 2019.

Timbers Academy on display 
Six Timbers Academy products appeared in the win against Reno 1868 FC. Anguiano made his 14th start for T2, while Gio Calixtro logged his 19th appearance of the season. Timbers Academy midfielder Dyson Clapier (17 yrs., 3 months, 16 days) made his T2 debut, becoming the third-youngest player in team history to start a match for the club. Timbers Academy defender Aldair Sanchez (17 yrs., 1 month, 25 days) became the fourth-youngest player to make an appearance for T2, logging 10 minutes off the bench on his debut. Caleb Kiner logged his fourth consecutive start dating back to Aug. 11. Notably, Timbers Academy midfielder Gerardo Durán (15 yrs, 10 months,) became the youngest player to appear in a match for T2, logging 28 minutes as a second-half substitute on his debut. 

T2 2019 Team Leaders
Goals: Dairon Asprilla (7)
Assists: Eryk Williamson (7)
Chances Created: Eryk Williamson, Todd Wharton (33)
Shutouts: Aljaz Ivacic, Jake Leeker (1)
Saves: Jake Leeker (39)

Scouting Orange County SC
Orange County SC (9-8-9, 36pts) enter Sunday’s match following a 2-0 road win against New Mexico United on Sept. 1, which extended a three-match winning streak dating back to Aug. 17. In 12 road matches this campaign, Orange County holds a 2-5-5 record. Jamaican forward Michael Seaton leads the team and ranks tied for seventh in the USL Championship with 10 goals scored. Harry Forrester leads the team in assists (5), while Jerry van Ewijk leads the team in chances created (40) in 25 appearances in 2019. Goalkeeper Frederik Due ranks seventh in the league in saves (65) and has posted two shutouts.

Orange County SC Head coach: Braeden Cloutier

Orange County SC 2019 Team Leaders
Goals: Michael Seaton (10)
Assists: Harry Forrester (5)
Chances Created: Jerry van Ewijk (40)
Shutouts: Aaron Cervantes, Patrick McLain (3)
Saves: Frederick Due (65)