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USL MATCH PREVIEW | Portland Timbers 2 vs. Fresno FC | July 8, 2018 - 2 PM PT

Entering Week 17 of the 2018 USL season, T2 play host to Fresno FC at Merlo Field on Sunday, July 8. Beginning at 2 p.m. (Pacific), the July 8 match will be streamed live on ESPN+. To watch Sunday’s match, click here.

Keep it moving
T2 enter Sunday’s home contest against Fresno FC following a 1-0 loss to Reno 1868 FC at Greater Nevada Field on June 30. Portland ranks tied for eighth in the USL in goals scored (26), and ranks tied for second in the league in shutouts (8).

Timbers Academy
Timbers Academy forward Gio Calixtro made his season debut in a 1-0 loss to Reno 1868 FC on June 30. Calixtro is the third current Timbers Academy play to see time this year for T2, as Carlos Anguiano and Lucas Cini have each made appearances this season. Additionally, Timbers Academy graduates Foster Langsdorf and Marco Farfan have each made appearances for the Timbers and T2 in 2018.

Home form
In seven home matches in Portland, T2 are 4-3-0. T2 are 1-2-0 at Merlo Field this season. In their first match this season at Merlo Field on April 18, T2 defeated Rio Grande Valley FC 3-2 with forward Foster Langsdorf scoring the game-winning goal. Five of Langsdorf’s six goals in 2018 have been scored at home.

T2 Team Leaders
Goals: Foster Langsdorf (6)
Assists: Four players tied (2)
Chances Created: Marvin Loría (22)
Shutouts: Kendall McIntosh (4)
Saves: Kendall McIntosh (23)

Scouting Fresno FC
Fresno FC, one of two expansion clubs in the Western Conference for the 2018 USL season and the USL affiliate of Vancouver Whitecaps FC, enter Sunday’s match following a 2-0 win over Sacramento Republic FC at Chukchansi Field on June 30. In nine road matches this season, Fresno FC has a 1-5-3 record, with their only road victory coming in a 1-0 win over Seattle Sounders FC 2 on March 28. Fresno ranks 13th in the league in goals scored (24), while ranking third in shots (265).

Fresno FC Team Leaders
Goals: Jemal Johnson (7)
Assists: Zachary Ellis-Hayden (4)
Chances Created: Juan Pablo Caffa (34)
Shutouts: Kyle Reynish (3)
Saves: Kyle Reynish (44)

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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