T2 close out a three-match home stand when they play host to Sacramento Republic FC on Wednesday, May 2, at Providence Park. Beginning at 7 p.m. (Pacific), the May 2 match will be streamed live on ESPN+. To watch Wednesday’s match, click here.
T2 look to bounce back
Playing their first game at Providence Park this season, T2 (3-3-1, 10pts) are looking to bounce back from a 2-1 loss to Reno 1868 FC at Merlo Field on April 21. Seven Timbers players started the match for T2, as midfielder Victor Arboleda registered his team-leading third goal of the season against Reno.
Portland against Sacramento Republic FC
In seven all-time matches against Sacramento Republic FC, T2 trail the series 3-4-0. T2 is 2-2-0 against Sacramento at home and in the last meeting between the two clubs, Portland fell 1-0 to Sacramento at Providence Park on Aug. 13, 2017.
T2 Team Leaders
Goals: Victor Arboleda (3)
Assists: Augustine Williams (2)
Chances Created: Andre Lewis (9)
Shutouts: Kendall McIntosh (2)
Saves: Kendall McIntosh (15)
Scouting Sacramento Republic FC
Sacramento Republic FC (4-0-3, 15pts) enter Wednesday’s match following a 1-1 draw at home to Tulsa Roughnecks FC on April 28, which extended a seven-match unbeaten run to begin the 2018 season. Sacramento currently sits in second place in the Western Conference standings, and ranks tied for seventh in the USL in goals scored (10) and tied for the third-fewest goals allowed (6). Midfielder Villyan Bijev played two seasons for T2 (2016-17), ranking first in club history in goals scored (15) and assists (10).
Head coach: Simon Elliot
Sacramento FC Team Leaders
Goals: Cameron Iwasa (3)
Assists: Villyan Bijev, Cameron Iwasa (2)
Chances Created: Cameron Iwawa (15)
Shutouts: Josh Cohen (2)
Saves: Josh Cohen (19)
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.