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USL MATCH PREVIEW | Portland Timbers 2 at Austin Bold FC | June 8, 2019 - 5:30 PM PT

Heading into Week 14 of the 2019 USL Championship season, T2 travel to face Austin Bold FC at Bold Stadium on Saturday, June 8; kickoff is at 5:30 p.m. (Pacific).

Last match recap
Behind two second-half goals, T2 rallied for a 2-1 victory over Real Monarchs SLC at Providence Park on May 29. Dairon Asprilla logged his team-leading sixth goal of the season, while Modou Jadama notched the game-winning goal.

Strong start to 2019
In 12 matches to begin the 2019 season, T2 (6-2-4, 22pts) sit in second place in the Western Conference standings and rank tied for third in the league in goals scored (26).  After scoring one goal in a 2-1 home win at Providence Park against Real Monarchs SLC on May 29, Dairon Asprilla leads the team with six goals scored, four of which have been scored in the team’s last three matches. Foster Langsdorf and Modou Jadama rank tied for second in goals scored (4). Eryk Williamson, Marvin Loría, Brayan Hurtado, Gio Calixtro and Ryan Sierakowski have scored two goals each in 2019. Additionally, Williamson ranks tied for first in the USL Championship with seven assists in nine appearances.

T2 against Austin Bold FC
Saturday's match marks the first meeting ever between T2 and Austin Bold FC. The two teams will face off one more time during the 2019 USL Championship regular-season when T2 plays host to Austin at Providence Park on Sunday, Sept. 29.

Road form 
In six road matches to begin the 2019 season, T2 has only lost once, with a 3-1-2 record. Additionally, T2 is one of seven teams league-wide with at least three away wins this season, outscoring their opponents 16-11. Portland currently ranks tied for first in away goals scored this season (16).

T2 2019 Team Leaders
Goals: Dairon Asprilla (6)
Assists: Eryk Williamson (7)
Chances Created: Eryk Williamson (22)
Shutouts: Jake Leeker (1)
Saves: Jake Leeker (29)

Scouting Austin Bold FC
Austin Bold FC (5-5-3, 18pts) enter Saturday’s match following a 3-2 road win against Tulsa Roughnecks FC at ONEOK Field on June 1, which marked their second consecutive win in all competitions. In six league home matches to start the 2019 season, Austin holds a 4-1-1 record. Forwards Kleber, Kris Tyrpak and André Lima lead the team in goals scored with three apiece, while midfielder Callum Mallace and defender Sean McFarlane rank tied for first on the club in the assists column (3). Diego Restrepo, the 2017 USL Goalkeeper of the Year, leads the team with 27 saves and four shutouts in 11 appearances in 2019.

Austin Bold FC head coach: Marcelo Serrano

Austin Bold FC 2019 Team Leaders
Goals: Three players tied (3)
Assists: Callum Mallace, Sean McFarlane (3)
Chances Created: Xavier Báez (15)
Shutouts: Diego Restrepo (4)
Saves: Diego Restrepo (27)

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