T2, Marvin Loria vs. LA Galaxy II -- May 18, 2018
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MATCH PREVIEW | T2 vs. FC St. Pauli | May 22, 2018 - 7:30 PM PT

T2 play host to 2. Bundesliga side FC St. Pauli in an international friendly at Providence Park on Tuesday, May 22; kickoff is at 7:30 p.m. (Pacific). Following Tuesday’s match against St. Pauli, T2 will return to USL action when they play host to Western Conference rival Real Monarchs SLC on Saturday, May 26, at Providence Park. Beginning at 2 p.m. (Pacific), the May 26 match will be streamed live on ESPN+. To watch Saturday’s match, click here.

Hat-trick man
In the 7-3 win over LA Galaxy II at Providence Park on May 18, forward Foster Langsdorf registered the first hat-trick in club history. Langsdorf leads the team and currently ranks tied for third in the USL with five goals in 2018.

Run of Form
In their last eight games dating back to April 4, T2 are now 5-1-2. With Friday’s win, Portland improved to 3-1-0 at home this season (2-0-0 at Providence Park) on the road this season and is now undefeated in its last four matches (3-0-1). Additionally, T2 have scored 17 goals, while only conceding seven goals against over the past seven matches.

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.

T2 in international friendlies
In their last international friendly, T2 defeated English Premier League club Newcastle United 4-3 at Providence Park on July 21, 2015.

T2 Team Leaders
Goals: Foster Langsdorf (5)
Assists: Four Players tied (2)
Chances Created: Eryk Williamson (15)
Shutouts: Kendall McIntosh (4)
Saves: Kendall McIntosh (23) 

Scouting FC St. Pauli
Over a century old, FC St. Pauli was formed in 1910 and has competed in the 2. Bundesliga the past seven seasons. Based in Hamburg, Germany, FC St. Pauli plays its home matches at Millerntor-Stadion, which has a capacity of 29,546 seats. St. Pauli finished the 2017-18 2. Bundesliga in 14th place, with a 11-13-10 record. In the first leg of their two-stop U.S. tour, FC St. Pauli defeated NPSL (National Premier Soccer League) side Detroit City FC 6-2 in front of 7,264 fans at Keyworth Stadium. 

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