With five games remaining in the 2018 USL regular season, T2 travel to face Las Vegas Lights FC at Cashman Field on Sunday, Sept. 16. Beginning at 6 p.m. (Pacific) the match will be streamed live on ESPN+. To watch Sunday’s match, click here.
Keep it rolling
In T2’s 4-0 win over Tulsa Roughnecks FC at Providence Park on Sept. 9, midfielder Victor Arboleda scored a goal in his second straight appearance, while midfielder Renzo Zambrano appeared in his 26 match of 2018. Forward Foster Langsdorf ranks tied for fourth in the USL in goals scored (14), and has tallied four goals and an assist in his past five starts dating back to Aug. 15. Midfielder Jack Barmby, who scored a goal in the win against, has five goals and an assist this season. Midfielder Andre Lewis leads the team with a pass accuracy of 88 percent.
Run of form
With the win against Tulsa Roughnecks, T2 have won five of their last six games overall (5-1-0) dating back to Aug. 11, and finished the five-match home stand with a 4-1-0 record. At Providence Park this season, T2 are 6-3-0.
USL Team of the Week
T2 midfielder Marvin Loría was named to the USL Team of the Week for Week 26 after tallying a goal and an assist in Portland’s 4-0 shutout victory over Tulsa Roughnecks FC at Providence Park on Sept. 9. Loría now has five goals and a team-high seven assists in 25 appearances in the 2018 USL regular season. With the selection, this marks the second time Loría has been named to the USL Team of the Week, as the midfielder was named to the USL Team of the Week for Week 18.
With a 2-0 away win over Swope Park Rangers on Aug. 11, T2 improved to 6-4-3 on the road this season. Portland is 3-1-1 in its last five road contests dating back to June 9. Seven of T2’s 11 shutouts this season have come on the road. Additionally, three of goalkeeper Alex Mangel’s five shutouts in 2018 have come on the road.
T2 Team Leaders
Goals: Foster Langsdorf (14)
Assists: Marvin Loría (7)
Chances Created: Marvin Loría (48)
Shutouts: Alex Mangels, Kendall McIntosh (5)
Saves: Kendall McIntosh (58)
Scouting Las Vegas Lights FC
Las Vegas Lights FC enter Sunday’s match following a 2-1 loss to LA Galaxy II at Cashman Field on Sept. 8, which extended a six-match winless streak dating back to Aug. 4. Lights FC are 2-10-2 in 14 matches on the road this season. Las Vegas’ last win on the road came in a 2-1 win against T2 at Providence Park on July 22. Las Vegas has scored 37 goals on the season, and has allowed the second-most goals in the USL (57). Ten different players have scored a goal, while nine players have logged an assist for Las Vegas in 2018.
Las Vegas Lights FC Team Leaders
Goals: Carlos Alvarez, Raul Mendiola (6)
Assists: Carlos Alvarez, Samuel Ochoa (4)
Chances Created: Carlos Alvarez (46)
Shutouts: Ricardo Ferrino (3)
Saves: Ricardo Ferrino (72)
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.