Playing their second consecutive match at home, T2 will play host to Reno 1868 FC on Saturday, April 21, at Merlo Field; kickoff is at 7 p.m.
T2 look to extend three-match unbeaten run
T2 play their second straight match at home after opening the season with my five matches on the road. Portland enters Saturday’s match following a 3-2 win over Rio Grande Valley FC Toros on April 18, which extended a three-match unbeaten run. Three different players scored in the win for T2, with Jeremy Ebobisse and Foster Langsdorf each registering their second goals of the season, while midfielder Jack Barmby tallied his first goal of 2018.
Timbers on loan
Nine Portland Timbers players appeared for T2 in the home opener. Ebobisse made his sixth straight start of the season, while Victor Arboleda appeared in his fifth match in 2018. Timbers goalkeeper Kendall McIntosh made his fourth straight appearance, finishing the match with three saves. Defender Modou Jadama earned his sixth straight start. Midfielder Eryk Williamson made his fourth start of the season, while Langsdorf earned his third start of 2018. Midfielder Dairon Asprilla and defender Julio Cascante made their first starts of the USL campaign, each playing 45 minutes. Barmby came on as a second-half substitute, playing 45 minutes.
T2 Team Leaders
Goals: Four players tied (4)
Assists: Augustine Williams (2)
Chances Created: Andre Lewis (9)
Shutouts: Kendall McIntosh (2)
Saves: Kendall McIntosh (12)
Scouting Reno 1868 FC
Reno 1868 FC (0-3-1, 1pts), the USL affiliate of the San Jose Earthquakes, enter Saturday’s match following a 4-0 loss to Colorado Springs Switchbacks FC at Greater Nevada Field on April 14, which extended a four-match winless streak to start the 2018 USL campaign. Reno currently sits in last place in the Western Conference standings. Reno has scored four goals in four matches, while giving up 10 goals, which is tied for the fourth-most goals allowed in the USL this season.
Head coach: Ian Russell
Reno 1868 FC Team Leaders
Goals: Three players tied (1)
Assists: Antoine Hoppenot, Brian Brown (1)
Chances Created: Eric Calvillo (11)
Saves: JT Marcinkowski (4)
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. Starting Wednesday, 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.