Niko de Vera U-23s vs. La Maquina, Open Cup 5.11.16

USL PDL MATCH RECAP | Kitsap Pumas 0, Portland Timbers U-23s 0

BREMERTON, Wash. - Playing their final game of a two-match road trip, the Portland Timbers U-23s played to a 0-0 draw against Kitsap Pumas on Wednesday night at Gordon Field.

The Timbers U-23s (2-6-4, 10pts) posted their second straight shutout of the season behind a stout defense and four saves from goalkeeper Andrew Konstantino. Additionally, three players made their U-23s debut when defender Kris Reaves and forwards Benji Michel and Nate Shultz all saw action on the pitch.

Attacking off the counter attack in the first half, the Timbers U-23s created two goal-scoring opportunities, forcing Pumas goalkeeper Matt Grosey to produce two strong saves to keep the game scoreless.

The U-23s best scoring opportunity came late in the match from second-half substitute Eddie Sanchez when his shot from inside the box was saved by Grosey.

With only two games left in the season, Portland will return home for their final home match in 2016 when they play host to Washington Crossfire at Delta Park on Saturday, July 9; kickoff is set for 6 p.m. (Pacific).

Portland Timbers U-23s Starting Lineup:
GK Konstantino, D Reaves, D Boateng, D Prescott. D De Vera, M Ornstil, M Michaelson, M Jella, M Langsdorf, M Jones, F Michel

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