Entering Week 18 of the 2018 USL season, T2 play host to Swope Park Rangers at Merlo Field on Saturday, July 4. Beginning at7 p.m. (Pacific), the July 14 match will be streamed live on ESPN+. To watch Saturday’s match, click here.
Keep it moving
T2 enter Saturday’s home contest against Swope Park Rangers following a 4-2 loss to Fresno FC at Merlo Field on July 8. Portland ranks tied for eighth in the USL in goals scored (28), and ranks tied for second in the league in shutouts (8).
In eight home matches in Portland, T2 are 4-4-0. T2 are 1-3-0 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. Six of Langsdorf’s seven goals in 2018 have been scored at home.
T2 Team Leaders
Goals: Foster Langsdorf (7)
Assists: Four players tied (2)
Chances Created: Marvin Loría (26)
Shutouts: Kendall McIntosh (4)
Saves: Kendall McIntosh (25)
Scouting Swope Park Rangers
Swope Park Rangers, the USL affiliate of Sporting Kansas City, enter Saturday’s match following a 3-1 loss to Sacramento Republic FC at Children’s Mercy Park. Swope Park sits in fifth place in the Western Conference standings and have 4-4-3 record on the road this season. 10 different players have scored this season for the Rangers, as former T2 forward Kharlton Belmar, who played for T2 from 2015-16, ranks first in the USL with nine goals in 2018. The Rangers are tied with T2 for eighth place in the league in goals scored (28), and have conceded 28 goals in 2018.
Swope Park Rangers Team Leaders
Goals: Kharlton Belmar (9)
Assists: Hadji Barry (4)
Chances Created: Chase Minter (24)
Shutouts: Eric Dick (3)
Saves: Eric Dick (21)
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.