Carlos Vivas scores first goal of the season!
HILLSBORO, Ore. – Timbers2 fell 2-1 to Sporting KC II at Hillsboro Stadium on Sunday evening. Carlos Vivas struck first for T2, scoring his first goal of the season. Sporting responded late in the second half with two goals to complete a come-from-behind win. Portland will travel to play the St. Louis CITY2 at Ralph Korte Stadium in its next match on Sunday, May 22.
T2 – Carlos Vivas (Johan Hinestroza), 50th minute: T2’s corner kick was sent into the box and cleared out by SKC. Johan Hinestroza recovered possession on the left wing and sent a curling cross back into the box for Carlos Vivas to head into the back of the net.
SKC – Julian Vazquez (Rauf Salifu), 73rd minute: Julian Vazquez beat a defender on the dribble and placed a left-footed shot in the lower right-hand corner of the goal.
SKC – Mataeo Bunbury, 88th minute: Mataeo Bunbury dribbled into the center of the box and fired a right footed shot inside of the left post.
Carlos Vivas registered his first goal of the season.
Johan Hinestroza tallied his first assist of the 2022 campaign.
Up next, T2 will travel to face St. Louis CITY2 on Sunday, May 22 at Ralph Korte Stadium in Edwardsville, Illinois. Kickoff is set for 5 p.m. (Pacific) with a stream available on www.mlsnextpro.com.
Highlights of the match can be viewed by clicking here.
GOAL: Carlos Vivas, Timbers2 - 50th minute
POR: Vivas (Hinestroza), 50
SKC: Vazquez (Rauf Salifu), 73
SKC: Bunbury, 88
POR: Griffith, (caution), 32
SKC: McLagan, (caution), 66
POR: Vivas, (caution), 67
SKC: McLagan, (suspension), 84
SKC: Vazquez, (caution), 90+2
POR: Shaul, (suspension), 90+5
SKC: Fernandez, (caution), 90+5
POR: GK Sulte, D Akau, D Bravo, D McCartney, D Vivas, M Enriquez Velazquez, M Griffith, M Hinestroza (Jome, 60), M Miscic, M Shaul, F Gogo Peters
Substitutes Not Used: GK Lawrence
TOTAL SHOTS: 10 (Hinestroza, 3); SHOTS ON GOAL: 2 (McCartney, Vivas, 2); FOULS: 14 (Shaul, 4);
OFFSIDES: 6; CORNER KICKS: 3; SAVES: 1
SKC: GK McIntosh, D Easley (Coan, 66), D Jones, D Lenis, D McLagan, M Bunbury, M Fernandez, M Rad, M Thomson (Kellman, 78), M Vazquez, F Salifu (Glass, 84)
Substitutes Not Used: GK Bandre, GK Pulskamp, D Dižankić, D Pierre, D Rad, D Tetteh, M Cisneros, M Davis, F Agyei, F Bagayoko, F Fatah, F Yomba
TOTAL SHOTS: 8 (Vazquez, 5); SHOTS ON GOAL: 3 (three players tied, 3); FOULS: 12 (McLagan, Lenis, 3); OFFSIDES: 3; CORNER KICKS: 6; SAVES: 1
Referee: Ekaterina Koroleva
Assistant Referees: Seth Martin, Jeremy Davis
Fourth Official: Dion Coxe
Weather: Light rain, 62 degrees
All statistics contained in this box score are unofficial.
T2 Post-Game Quotes
Portland Timbers 2 vs. Sporting KC II
May 15, 2022 - Hillsboro Stadium (Hillsboro, Ore.)
Final: Timbers2 1, Sporting KC II 2
T2 head coach Shannon Murray
Thoughts on tonight's match...
“I think for 75 minutes of the game we were really really good, from the way we moved the ball, the way we unbalanced and created shots, the way we defended, I don’t think we gave up a shot until 55 or 60th minute of the game. So, from that standpoint there’s a lot to be proud of with the group and we were short numbers as well so really at a point when we could usually change the game with a sub to help the situation out, we weren’t able to do that. From what the players gave to the game, and they did what we asked them to do, they were very good today.”
What the team looks to improve on next game...
“I think for a young group, a bunch of kids, in terms of professional soccer, managing a game, especially late with a 1-0 lead once you get to those last 15 minutes. Then if you do give up a goal, how do you react? So, from those standpoints, maybe those are the areas we have to improve on but there was a lot of good tonight to be honest with you.”