T2, Renzo Zambrano vs. Rio Grande Valley FC -- April 18, 2018
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USL MATCH PREVIEW | Portland Timbers 2 at Rio Grande Valley FC | June 9 - 5:30 PM PT

T2 close out a two-match road trip when they travel to face Rio Grande Valley FC Toros at H-E-B Park on Saturday, June 9. Beginning at 5:30 p.m. (Pacific), the June 2 match will be streamed live on ESPN+. To watch Saturday’s match, click here.

Run of form
T2 (7-4-2, 23pts) enter Saturday’s match following a 2-1 loss to San Antonio FC at Toyota Field on June 2, which snapped a five-match unbeaten run. In their last 10 games dating back to April 4, T2 are 6-2-2.). T2 have a 3-3-2 record in eight matches on the road this season, and are 2-1-2 dating back to April 4. T2 have scored 23 goals this season, while only conceding 15.

Offensive Firepower
Portland ranks tied for second in the USL in goals scored (23) 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 Rio Grande Valley FC
Rio Grande Valley FC, the USL affiliate of the Houston Dynamo, enter Saturday’s match following a 2-0 loss to Real Monarchs SLC at Zions Bank Stadium on June 4, which extended a six-match winless streak dating back to April 25. Forward Aldo Quintanilla leads the team with four goals and two assists this season, while midfielder Todd Wharton is the creative sparkplug for the Toros, as he’s created 25 chances this season. Rio Grande Valley fell 3-2 to T2 at Merlo Field back on April 18.

Rio Grande Valley FC Team Leaders
Goals: Aldo Quintanilla (4)
Assists: Aldo Quintanilla, Todd Wharton (2)
Chances Created: Todd Wharton (25)
Shutouts: Nicolas Corti (4)
Saves: Nicolas Corti (25)

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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