T2, Foster Langsdorf vs. Reno 1868 FC -- April 21, 2018
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USL MATCH PREVIEW | Portland Timbers 2 vs. Reno 1868 FC | June 26, 2019 - 7 PM PT

Heading into Week 17 of the 2019 USL Championship season, T2 play host to Reno 1868 FC at Providence Park on Wednesday, June 26; kickoff is at 7 p.m. (Pacific).

Last match recap
Behind late second-half goals from Roy Miller and Brayan Hurtado, T2 earned a 2-0 road win against Orange County SC at Championship Soccer Stadium in front of 3,172 fans on June 22. Miller scored his first goal of the campaign, while Hurtado netted his third goal of the season as T2 extended their unbeaten run to six matches, a new club record.

Strong start to 2019
In 15 matches to begin the 2019 season, T2 (7-2-6, 27pts) sit in second place in the Western Conference standings, only five points behind first-place Phoenix Rising FC, and rank third in the league in goals scored (32). T2 are coming off a 2-0 shutout victory on the road to Orange County SC on June 22, which extended a club-record six-match unbeaten run dating back to May 12. After scoring in the win against Orange County, Brayan Hurtado has now recorded three goals in 12 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 on the team in goals scored (4).

Historic run
With the 2-0 road victory over Orange County SC on June 22, T2 extended their unbeaten streak to six matches (3-0-3), establishing a new team record. Starting with a 4-1 road win against Tacoma Defiance on May 12, Portland has won three matches and drawn three more since then, outscoring its opponents 13-7 during that stretch. Portland is 1-0-2 at home, while going 2-0-1 on the road during the six-match unbeaten run.

Home form 
In seven home matches in 2019, T2 have only lost once, posting a 3-1-3 record in Portland this season. Portland is 2-1-1 in four matches played at Merlo Field in 2019, while holding a record of 1-0-2 in three games contested at Providence Park. T2 have scored 12 of their 32 goals this season in home matches. Additionally, four of Dairon Asprilla’s team-leading six goals this season have come in home matches.

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

Scouting Reno 1868 FC
Reno 1868 FC (6-4-5, 23pts) enter Wednesday’s match following a 3-0 loss at home to Phoenix Rising FC on June 18. Reno carries a 2-3-2 record in seven matches on the road in 2019. In their last road match, Reno fell 3-2 to San Antonio FC at Toyota Field on June 8.  Brian Brown leads the team with eight goals and five assists in 11 appearances (11 starts) this season. Former T2 midfielder Seth Casiple leads the team with 52 chances created, while goalkeeper Matt Bersano ranks first on the team in shutouts (2) and saves (32). Reno holds a record of 2-2-1 in their last five matches dating back to May 11.

Reno 1868 FC head coach: Ian Russell

Reno 1868 FC 2019 Team Leaders
Goals: Brian Brown (8)
Assists: Brian Brown (5)
Chances Created: Seth Casiple (52)
Shutouts: Matt Bersano (2)
Saves: Matt Bersano (32)
 

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