With three remaining on their regular-season schedule, T2 play host to San Antonio FC in the regular-season home finale at Providence Park on Friday, Oct. 11, at Providence Park. Beginning at 7 p.m. (Pacific), the match against San Antonio will be streamed live on ESPN+.
2019 season at a glance
T2 (10-13-8, 38pts) sit in 13th place in the Western Conference standings and rank fifth in the league in goals scored (60). Portland enters Friday’s match following a 5-3 loss to Phoenix Rising FC at Providence Park on Oct. 5. Gio Calixtro scored his fifth goal of 2019, while Brayan Hurtado tallied his seventh goal of the season in the loss to Phoenix. T2 are 1-4-0 in their last five games played, dating back to Sept. 8. Hurtado is tied with Ryan Sierakowski for second on the team in goals scored (7), while Eryk Williamson leads the team in assists (8). In 15 appearances in 2019, Jake Leeker leads the team with 51 saves and a 1.87 goals-against average.
Following a 5-3 loss at home to Phoenix Rising FC at Providence Park on Oct. 5, Portland (10-13-8, 38pts, -1GD) enters Week 32 action in 13th place in the Western Conference standings. T2 have a game in hand and trail San Antonio FC (11th, 41pts, +4GD) by three points with three matches remaining on their regular-season schedule. Portland is four points behind New Mexico United (42pts) in 10th place and six points behind LA Galaxy II (44pts) in ninth.
T2 against San Antonio FC
Friday’s match marks the seventh regular-season meeting all-time between T2 and San Antonio FC, with San Antonio leading the series 2-3-1. In three matches played against the two teams in Portland, T2 hold a 1-1-1. The last time the two teams played at Providence Park, T2 earned a 2-1 victory over San Antonio on Aug. 15, 2018, behind goals from Foster Langsdorf and Renzo Zambrano.
T2 2019 Team Leaders
Goals: Dairon Asprilla (9)
Assists: Eryk Williamson (8)
Chances Created: Eryk Williamson (38)
Shutouts: Aljaz Ivacic, Jake Leeker (1)
Saves: Jake Leeker (51)
Scouting San Antonio FC
San Antonio FC (11-13-8, 41pts) enters Friday’s match following a 4-2 loss to Las Vegas Lights FC at Cashman Field on Oct. 5. San Antonio sits in 11th place in the Western Conference standings, and is 2-2-1 in its last five matches played dating back to Sept. 14. In 27 league appearances, Frank López leads the team with 14 goals scored. Former Portland Timbers midfielder Jack Barmby has tallied seven goals and four assists in 30 appearances. Goalkeeper Matt Cardone has made 87 saves and seven shutouts in 31 appearances in 2019.
San Antonio FC head coach: Darren Powell
San Antonio FC Team Leaders
Goals: Frank López (14)
Assists: Walter Restrepo (6)
Chances Created: Jack Barmby (66)
Shutouts: Matt Cardone (7)
Saves: Matt Cardone (87)