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USL MATCH PREVIEW | Portland Timbers 2 at Fresno FC | Sept. 22, 2018 - 7 PM PT

With four games remaining in the 2018 USL regular season, T2 travel to face Fresno  FC at Chukchansi Field on Saturday, Sept. 22. Beginning at 7 p.m. (Pacific) the match will be streamed live on ESPN+. To watch Saturday’s match, click here.  

Keep it rolling
In T2’s 2-1 come-from-behind  win over Las Vegas Lights FC at Cashman Field on Sept. 16, midfielder Victor Arboleda scored a goal in his third straight appearance, while midfielder Renzo Zambrano scored the game-winning goal. Forward Foster Langsdorf, who tallied the game-winning assist, ranks tied for fifth in the USL in goals scored (14).

Run of form
With the win against Las Vegas, T2 have won three consecutive games and are 6-1-0 in their last seven games dating, dating back to Aug. 11. Portland has outscored its opponents 17-6 during the seven-game stretch, and now sits in fourth place in the Western Conference standings, just six points behind first-place Orange County SC with four matches remaining in the regular season.

USL Team of the Week
T2 midfielder Renzo Zambrano was named to the USL Team of the Week Bench for Week 27 after scoring the game-winning goal, his third of the season, in a 2-1 come-from-behind victory over Las Vegas Lights FC at Cashman Field on Sept. 16. With the selection, this marks the fourth time this season a T2 player has been named to the USL Team of the Week bench. Zambrano has tallied three goals and three assists in 2018.

Away games
With a 2-1 win over Las Vegas Lights FC at Cashman Field on Sept. 16, T2 improved to 7-4-3 on the road this season. Portland is 4-1-1 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 (51)
Shutouts: Alex Mangels, Kendall McIntosh (5)
Saves: Kendall McIntosh (58)

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 Saturday’s match following a 1-0 loss at home to Orange County SC on Sept. 16, which extended a four-match winless streak dating back to Aug. 25.  In 14 home matches this season, Fresno FC has a 6-3-5 record. Midfielder Juan Pablo Caffa leads the team with nine goals and ranks fifth in the USL with 67 chances created. Goalkeeper Kyle Reynish has registered 73 saves in 2018, which ranks tied for fifth in the league.

Fresno FC Team Leaders
Goals: Juan Pablo Caffa (9)
Assists: Danny Barrera (5)
Chances Created: Juan Pablo Caffa (67)
Shutouts: Kyle Reynish (6)
Saves: Kyle Reynish (73)

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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