T2, Eryk Williamson vs. Sacramento Republic FC - May 2, 2018
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USL MATCH PREVIEW | T2 vs. LA Galaxy II | May 18, 2018 - 11 AM PT

T2 begin a two-match home stand in USL play when they host LA Galaxy II at Providence Park on Friday, May 18, as part of Providence Health & Fitness Day. Beginning at 11 a.m. (Pacific), the May 18 match will be streamed live on ESPN+. To watch Saturday’s match, click here.

Stingy Defense
With a 1-0 victory over Cascadia-rival Seattle Sounders FC 2 at Cheney Stadium on May 12, T2 secured their sixth shutout of 2018, which ranks tied for first in the USL with Pittsburgh Riverhounds SC. Goalkeeper Kendall McIntosh leads the team and ranks tied for fourth in the USL with four shutouts, while goalkeepers Jeff Attinella and Alex Mangels each have one shutout in 2018.

Run of Form
In their last seven games dating back to April 4, T2 are now 4-1-2. Portland improved to 3-2-2 on the road this season and is now undefeated in its last four away matches (2-0-2). Additionally, the team has registered five shutouts over its last seven matches. T2 have scored 10 goals, while only conceding three goals against in the past seven matches.

T2 Team Leaders
Goals: Victor Arboleda (3)
Assists: Augustine Williams (2)
Chances Created: Eryk Williamson (13)
Shutouts: Kendall McIntosh (4)
Saves: Kendall McIntosh (23) 

Scouting LA Galaxy II
LA Galaxy II, the USL affiliate of the LA Galaxy, enter Friday’s match following a 6-3 victory over Saint Louis FC at the StubHub Track & Field Stadium on May 9, which snapped an eight-match winless run to begin the 2018 campaign. 15-year-old forward Efrain Alvarez became the youngest player in USL history to register a hat trick, while teammate Ethan Zubak registered his first professional hat trick. With the performance, Alvarez was named the USL’s Player of the Week for Week 9.

LA Galaxy II Team Leaders
Goals: Efrain Alvarez (4)
Assists: Nate Shultz, Julian Buescher (2)
Chances Created: Ethan Zubak (10)
Shutouts: Wade Hamilton (1)
Saves: Justin vom Steeg (10)

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.

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