T2, Lamar Batista vs. San Antonio FC - 4.28.17
Sam Ortega

USL MATCH PREVIEW | Portland Timbers 2 at San Antonio FC | June 2 - 5:30 PM PT

T2 begin a two-match road trip when they travel to face San Antonio FC at Toyota Field on Saturday, June 2. Beginning at 5:30 p.m. (Pacific), the June 2 match will be streamed live on ESPN+. To watch Saturday’s match, click here.

Fine run of form
T2 (7-3-2, 23pts) enter Saturday’s match following a 1-0 win over Real Monarchs SLC at Providence Park on May 26, which equaled a club record, five-match unbeaten run (4-0-1) last achieved from Sept. 4 – 24, 2016. In their last nine games dating back to April 4, T2 are now 6-1-2. T2 improved to 4-1-0 at home this season (3-0-0 at Providence Park). T2 have a 3-2-2 record on the road this season, and are undefeated in their last four road contests (2-0-2) dating back to April 4. T2 have scored 22 goals this season, while only conceding 13.

Stingy defense
With the 1-0 shutout victory over Real Monarchs on May 26 at Providence Park, T2 are now tied with Pittsburgh Rivershounds SC for the USL lead in shutouts (7). The result marked the second shutout of the season at home for Portland, as goalkeeper Alex Mangels made two saves and earned his second shutout. Portland has posted five shutouts on the road this season.

USL Team of the Week (Week 11)
T2 defender Josh Phillips was named to the USL Team of the Week for Week 11 after helping Portland to the 1-0 victory over Real Monarchs SLC last week. Phillips won all four duels, completed 46 of 50 passes (92%) and recorded a team-high seven clearances. With his selection, Phillips is the sixth player from T2 to be named to the USL Team of the Week this season. 

Offensive Firepower
Portland ranks tied for second in the USL in goals scored (22) behind only Phoenix Rising FC (26). 10 different players have scored for Portland this season, while four different players have registered two assists on the season.

T2 Team Leaders
Goals: Foster Langsdorf (5)
Assists: Four players tied (2)
Chances Created: Eryk Williamson (17)
Shutouts: Kendall McIntosh (4)
Saves: Kendall McIntosh (23)

Scouting San Antonio FC
San Antonio FC (3-3-5, 14pts), the USL affiliate of New York City FC, enter Saturday’s match following a 2-1 loss to Reno 1868 FC at Greater Nevada Field on May 26, which extended a three-match unbeaten run. San Antonio has a record of 2-1-2 at Toyota Field in 2018. Eight different players have scored this season for San Antonio, while defender Darnell King leads the team with three assists. San Antonio has scored 11 goals in 11 games this season. 

San Antonio FC Team Leaders
Goals: Owayne Omar Gordon, Mikey Lopez (2)
Assists: Darnell King (3)
Chances Created: Sonny Guadarrama (12)
Shutouts: Diego Restrepo (3)
Saves: Diego Restrepo (35)

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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