T2, Victor Arboleda at Switchbacks FC - March 24, 2018
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USL MATCH PREVIEW | Portland Timbers 2 at Tulsa Roughnecks FC | April 4, 2018 - 5 PM PT

Playing the second game of a three-match road swing, T2 travel to face Tulsa Roughnecks FC on Wednesday, April 4, at ONEAK Field in Tulsa, Okla.; kickoff is set for 5 p.m. (Pacific). The match on Wednesday marks the first of two regular-season matches between the two clubs in 2018, as they’ll face each other at Providence Park on Sunday, Sept. 9.

T2 looking to bounce back
Playing their third straight match on the road to open the season, T2 fell 4-2 to Real Monarchs SLC at Rio Tinto Stadium on March 31. After falling behind 3-0 to begin the match, Portland cut into Monarchs SLC’s lead when forward Jeremy Ebobisse got on the end of the flicked ball and redirected his header at Monarchs SLC goalkeeper Andrew Putna, who initially made the save only for Ebobisse to slot the rebound into the back of the net in the 35th minute. 

T2 scored in the 59th minute after midfielder Andre Lewis played a ball over the top of the Monarchs SLC defense that released midfielder Victor Arboleda into space on the edge of the 18-yard box. Arboleda took a touch just before Putna could get a hand to the ball and calmly rolled the ball into the back of the net. The assist marked Lewis’ first of 2018.

Real Monarchs scored to make it a 4-2 game after midfielder Sebastian Velasquez dribbled past his defender and finished at the far post in the 66th minute.

Timbers on loan
Multiple Portland Timbers made appearances for T2 in the match at Real Monarchs SLC on March 31. Ebobisse, making his third straight start, registered his first goal of the season, while Arboleda, making his second start of the season, also scored his first goal of the USL campaign. Timbers goalkeeper Kendall McIntosh, playing on loan, made his season debut and finished the match with six saves. Defender Modou Jadama made his third straight start. Timbers forward Foster Langsdorf, making his first start on loan, made his professional debut and played 45 minutes.

T2 firsts
Timbers Academy midfielder Carlos Anguiano made his first professional start in his second appearance of the season, playing the full 90 minutes. Midfielder Renzo Zambrano made his season debut, coming on as a second-half substitute and creating two chances. Midfielder Marvin Loría, made his T2 and USL debut, coming on as a second-half substitute for the final 11 minutes of the match. 

Portland against Tulsa Roughnecks FC
In five all-time matches against Roughnecks FC, T2 lead the series 3-1-1. In the last meeting between the two clubs, both sides battled to a 1-1 draw at Providence Park on Sept. 3. Timbers midfielder Jack Barmby, on loan for the match, opened the scoring in the 13th minute before Tulsa midfielder Juan Pablo Caffa converted a penalty kick just before halftime to make it a 1-1 score line in the 44th minute. T2 are 2-1-0 in three matches all-time on the road at Tulsa.

T2 Team Leaders
Goals: Augustine Williams (2)
Assists: Andre Lewis, Jimmy Mulligan (1)
Chances Created: Andre Lewis (7)
Shutouts: Jeff Attinella (1)
Saves: Kendall McIntosh (6)

Scouting Tulsa Roughnecks FC
Tulsa Roughnecks FC (0-3-0, 0pts) enter Wednesday’s contest following a 5-0 loss at ONEOK Field to Orange County SC on March 31. Tulsa finished the match with 10 men, as they suffered their largest margin of defeat at home since a 5-0 loss to Rio Grande Valley FC on Aug. 18, 2016. Wednesday’s match is the final game of a three-match home stand for Roughnecks FC, before heading out on a three-game road trip.

Head coach: David Vaudreuil

Tulsa Roughnecks FC Team Leaders
Goals: Joaquin Rivas (2)
Assists: Paris Gee (1)
Chances Created: Fernando Arce (8)
Shutouts: n/a
Saves: Fabián Cerda (12)

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