T2, Marvin Loria vs. LA Galaxy II 2 -- May 18, 2018
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USL MATCH PREVIEW | Portland Timbers 2 vs. Real Monarchs SLC | May 26 - 2 PM PT

T2 close out a two-match home stand in USL play when they host Real Monarchs SLC at Providence Park on Saturday, May 26. Beginning at 2 p.m. (Pacific), the May 26 match will be streamed live on ESPN+. To watch Saturday’s match, click here.

Fine run of form
T2 (6-3-2, 20pts) enter Saturday’s match following a 7-3 win over LA Galaxy II on Friday May 18. 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) and is now undefeated in its last four matches (3-0-1). T2 have scored 17 goals, while only conceding 6 goals against in the past eight matches. Additionally, T2 are tied for the USL lead in shutouts (6) with Pittsburgh Riverhounds SC.

Lucky number seven
T2 scored a club-record seven goals in the win against LA Galaxy II, as five different players scored for Portland. Foster Langsdorf tallied his team-leading fifth goal of 2018, earning USL Team of the Week honors for Week 10, while Marvin Loría, midfielder Victor Arboleda, midfielder Eryk Williamson and forward Augustine Williams each recorded one goal. The previous record for the most goals scored in a match was four, which was last achieved in a 4-0 win over OKC Energy FC on Sept. 4, 2016.

Offensive Firepower
Portland ranks second in the USL in goals scored (21) behind only Phoenix Rising FC (23). 10 different players have scored for Portland this season, while four different players have registered two assists on the season. Additionally, Loría scored the first goal from outside the box this season, converting his free kick in the 91st minute against LA Galaxy II on May 18.

T2 Team Leaders
Goals: Foster Langsdorf (5)
Assists: Four players tied (2)
Chances Created: Eryk Williamson (16)
Shutouts: Kendall McIntosh (4)
Saves: Kendall McIntosh (23)

Scouting Real Monarchs SLC
Real Monarchs SLC (8-1-1, 25pts), the USL affiliate of Real Salt Lake, enter Saturday’s match following a 2-0 win over Las Vegas Lights FC at Cashman Field on Saturday, May 19, which extended a five-match unbeaten run dating back to April 21. Monarchs SLC sit atop the Western Conference standings and hold the best record in the USL. Real Monarchs are 4-1-0 on the road this season, and rank tied for third in the USL in goals scored (20).

Real Monarchs SLC Team Leaders
Goals: Kalen Ryden (4)
Assists: Maikel Chang, Justin Portillo (4)
Chances Created: Justin Portillo (28)
Shutouts: Jake Leeker, Connor Sparrow (2)
Saves: Connor Sparrow (15)

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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