T2, Marvin Loria at Orange County SC -- Aug. 1, 2018

USL MATCH PREVIEW | Portland Timbers 2 at Orange County SC | June 22, 2019 - 5:30 PM PT

Heading into Week 16 of the 2019 USL Championship season, T2 travel to face Orange County SC at Champion Soccer Stadium on Saturday, June 22; kickoff is at 5:30 p.m. (Pacific).

Last match recap
After falling behind by a goal in the second half, T2 battled back with a stoppage-time equalizer from Nathan Smith to earn a 2-2 draw in front of 3,513 fans at Providence Park on June 16. Todd Wharton tallied his third goal of the season and Ryan Sierakowski registered his second assist as T2 extended their unbeaten run to five matches, which is tied for longest unbeaten run in team history.

Strong start to 2019
In 14 matches to begin the 2019 season, T2 (6-2-6, 24pts) sit in fourth place in the Western Conference standings and rank fourth in the league in goals scored (30). T2 are coming off a 2-2 home draw to Fresno FC on June 16, which marks their longest overall unbeaten streak since April 21-May 6, 2018. After scoring against Fresno FC, Todd Wharton has now recorded three goals in 14 appearances this season, tying Eryk Williamson in that category. Dairon Asprilla leads the team with six goals scored in six appearances. Foster Langsdorf and Modou Jadama rank tied for second in goals scored (4). Marvin Loría, Brayan Hurtado, Gio Calixtro and Ryan Sierakowski have each scored two goals in 2019.

Away form 
In seven away matches to begin the 2019 season, T2 has only lost once, posting a 3-1-3 record. Additionally, T2 is one of 10 teams league-wide with at least three away wins this season, outscoring their opponents 18-13 in road matches. Portland currently ranks first in away goals scored this season (18).

T2 2019 Team Leaders
Goals: Dairon Asprilla (6)
Assists: Eryk Williamson (7)
Chances Created: Eryk Williamson (23)
Shutouts: Jake Leeker (1)
Saves: Jake Leeker (29)

Scouting Orange County SC
Orange County SC (4-4-7, 19pts) enter Saturday’s match following a 3-0 away loss against Phoenix Rising FC at Casino Arizona Field on June 15; their only loss in five matches. Orange County has only loss one home match this season, posting a 4-1-2 home record to start the 2019 season, and has earned the entirety of its wins this season at Championship Soccer Stadium. 27 year-old forward Darwin Jones leads the team in goals scored with six in 12 matches, followed by midfielder Aodhan Quinn with five goals in 12 games. Quinn, along Dutch forward Jerry van Ewijk lead the assists column with three apiece. Goalkeeper Patrick McLain leads the team with 27 saves and three shutouts in nine appearances in 2019.

Orange County SC head coach: Braeden Cloutier

Orange County SC 2019 Team Leaders
Goals: Darwin Jones (6)
Assists: Aodhan Quinn, Jerry van Ewijk (6)
Chances Created: Jerry van Ewijk (29)
Shutouts: Patrick McLain (3)
Saves: Patrick McLain (27)

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