T2, Jimmy Mulligan at OKC Energy FC -- April 7, 2018
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USL MATCH PREVIEW | Portland Timbers 2 vs. OKC Energy FC | June 13, 2018 - 7 PM PT

T2 begin a two-game homestand when they play host to OKC Energy FC at Providence Park on Wednesday, June 13, as part of Cancer Survivor Day. Beginning at 7 p.m. (Pacific), the June 13 match will be streamed live on ESPN+. To watch Wednesday’s match, click here.

Run of form
In their last 11 games dating back to April 4, T2 (8-4-2, 26pts) have a record of 7-2-2 and now sit in second place in the Western Conference standings. T2 is 4-1-0 in five matches at home this season, and is undefeated at Providence Park (3-0-0). Portland has outscored opponents 14-6 at home this year. Additionally, forward Foster Langsdorf has scored four of his five goals this season at home. 

Stingy defense
With the 1-0 shutout victory over RGVFC at H-E-B Park on June 9, T2 earned their USL-leading eighth shutout of the season. The result marked the sixth shutout of the season on the road for Portland, as goalkeeper Alex Mangels made two saves and earned his third clean sheet of 2018. Portland has posted two shutouts at home this 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 OKC Energy FC
OKC Energy FC enter Wednesday’s match following a 2-1 loss to Seattle Sounders FC 2 at Cheney Stadium on June 10, which extended a three-match winless streak. Oklahoma City sits in 16th place in the Western Conference standings and are winless (0-4-1) in five matches on the road in 2018. Energy FC have scored the fewest goals in the USL this season (7), while allowing the fifth-most goals (22) in 2018. First-year head coach Steve Cooke joined the club in the offseason after serving as the Colorado Rapids’ interim manager to end the 2017 MLS season.

OKC Energy FC Team Leaders
Goals: Hugh Alexander Dixon, Christian Volesky (2)
Assists: Five players tied (1)
Chances Created: Jose Barril, Jonathan Brown (16)
Shutouts: Matt Van Oekel (2)
Saves: Matt Van Oekel (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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