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USL MATCH PREVIEW | Portland Timbers 2 at New Mexico United | April 25, 2019 - 6:30 PM PT

Heading into Week 8 of the 2019 USL Championship season, T2 travel to face New Mexico United at Isotopes Park on Friday, April 26; kickoff is at 6:30 p.m. (Pacific).

Last match recap
Playing their third home match of the 2019 USL Championship season, T2 registered a 2-2, come-from-behind draw against Colorado Springs Switchbacks FC at Merlo Field on April 20. Foster Langsdorf scored a second-half brace to help T2 remain undefeated at home and extend their unbeaten run to three matches.

Strong start to 2019
In seven matches to begin the 2019 season, T2 (4-1-2, 14pts) sit in first place in both the Western Conference standings and in the league standings. Portland enters the match ranked third in the league in goals scored (15), while ranking tied for second in the league in assists (12). Foster Langsdorf leads the team in goals scored (3), while Dairon Asprilla, Modou Jadama, Marvin Loría and Timbers Academy forward Gio Calixtro are tied for second in goals scored (2). Additionally, Eryk Williamson ranks tied for first in the USL Championship with five assists in six appearances, while Modou Jadama ranks fourth in the league in defensive clearances (41).

USL Championship Team of the Week
Foster Langsdorf was named to the USL Championship Team of the Week for Week 7 of the 2019 season after tallying a brace in T2’s 2-2 come-from-behind draw against Colorado Springs Switchbacks FC at Merlo Field on April 20. The two-goal performance marked the fourth multi-goal game in Langsdorf’s professional career. Additionally, the second-half brace marked the fourth time this season that a player has tallied two goals in a match for T2.

Road form
In four road matches to begin the 2019 season, Portland is 2-1-1. T2 is one of six teams in the league to have won multiple matches on the road this season. Additionally, T2’s nine goals scored in road matches ranks tied for second in the USL Championship, behind only Indy Eleven (10).

T2 2019 Team Leaders
Goals: Foster Langsdorf (3)
Assists: Eryk Williamson (5)
Chances Created: Eryk Williamson (17)
Shutouts: Jake Leeker (1)
Saves: Jake Leeker (16)

Scouting New Mexico United
New Mexico United (3-1-4, 13pts) enter Friday’s match following a 2-1 loss against Reno 1868 FC at Greater Nevada Field in their eight match of the 2019 season on April 20. New Mexico in unbeaten in three matches at home (2-0-1), tallying eight goals at Isotopes Park. New Mexico ranks tied for first in the league in goals scored (16) with forward Santi Moar scoring four of his seven goals at home. Moar’s seven goals ranks tied for first in the league with Tulsa Roughnecks FC forward Luca Lobo. Moar was voted USL Championship’s Player of the Month in March, after recording four goals and one assist in the first five games of the season for New Mexico. Additionally, goalkeeper Cody Mizell leads the USL Championship in saves (27).

New Mexico United Head Coach: Troy Lesesne

New Mexico United 2019 Team Leaders
Goals: Santi Moar (7)
Assists: Christopher Wehan (2)
Chances Created: Josh Suggs (14)
Shutouts: Cody Mizell (1)
Saves: Cody Mizell (27)

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