T2, Team huddle vs Tulsa Roughnecks FC -- July 6, 2019
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USL MATCH PREVIEW | Portland Timbers 2 vs. LA Galaxy II | July 28, 2019 - 6 PM PT

Entering Week 21 action, T2 play host to LA Galaxy II at Providence Park on Sunday, July 28; kickoff is at 6 p.m. (Pacific).

Last match recap
Conceding two goals early in the first half, T2 were unable to overcome the deficit, falling 2-1 on the road to Fresno FC at Chukchansi Park on July 20. Ryan Sierakowski tallied his third goal of the USL Championship campaign, while Foster Langsdorf recorded his third assist in 2019.

T2 in 2019
In 20 matches to begin the 2019 season, T2 (7-6-7, 28pts) sit in eight place in the Western Conference standings, and rank tied for fourth in the league in goals scored (37). Portland is coming off a 2-1 loss on the road to Fresno FC on July 20. With his goal in a 2-1 loss against Fresno FC on July 20, Ryan Sierakowski logged his third finish of the season, which ranks tied for fourth on the team with Eryk Williamson. Dairon Asprilla leads the team with six goals scored in six appearances, while Eryk Williamson ranks tied for second in the USL Championship with 7 assists in 12 starts this campaign. Goalkeeper Aljaz Ivacic has posted 19 saves and one shutout in five appearances this season.

T2 against LA Galaxy II
In nine all-time matches between T2 and LA Galaxy II (6-7-8, 26pts), Los Dos lead the series 4-5-0. In the last meeting between the two clubs, Portland fell 3-2 to Galaxy II Dignity Health Sports Park Track & Field Stadium on March 30, 2019, with Timbers Academy forward Gio Calixtro registering a brace. In the last meeting between the two teams at Providence Park, T2 defeated Galaxy II, 7-3, at Providence Park on May 18, 2018. The seven goals scored set a new club record for goals scored in a single match, with Foster Langsdorf tallying the first hat-trick in team history.

Goals from all over
Thirteen different players have scored for T2 in 20 matches to begin the 2019 USL Championship campaign. Dairon Asprilla leads the team with six goals in just six appearances, while Brayan Hurtado is second in the same category with five goals scored in 17 appearances. Foster Langsdorf, Modou Jadama and Todd Wharton rank tied for third on the club with four goals apiece, while Eryk Williamson and Ryan Sierakowski both rank tied for fifth on the club with three goals each. Timbers Academy forward Gio Calixtro and Marvin Loría have each scored two goals, while Nathan Smith, Zach Kobayashi, Cristian Ojeda and Roy Miller have scored one goal during the 2019 season.

Home form 
In nine home matches in 2019, T2 have only lost twice, posting a 3-2-4 record at home thus far this season. T2 has scored 14 of their 37 goals this season in home matches. Additionally, four of Dairon Asprilla’s six goals and three of Modou Jadama’s four goals this season have come in home matches.

T2 2019 Team Leaders
Goals: Dairon Asprilla (6)
Assists: Eryk Williamson (7)
Chances Created: Todd Wharton (29)
Shutouts: Aljaz Ivacic, Jake Leeker (1)
Saves: Jake Leeker (39)

Scouting LA Galaxy II
LA Galaxy II (6-7-8, 26pts) enter Sunday’s match following a 3-1 away win against Tulsa Roughnecks FC at ONEOK Field on July 24; their second away win in six matches dating back to June 1. LA Galaxy II holds a 6-7-8 record away from home this season. Dutch midfielder Kai Koreniuk lead the team in goals scored (5) in 18 appearances, while midfielder Brian Iloski ranks first on the club in assists (4) and chances created (41). Goalkeeper Justin vom Steeg leads the team with 40 saves and three shutouts in 13 appearances.

LA Galaxy II head coach: Junior Gonzalez

LA Galaxy II 2019 Team Leaders
Goals: Kai Koreniuk (5)
Assists: Brian Iloski (4)
Chances Created: Brian Iloski (41)
Shutouts: Justin vom Steeg (3)
Saves: Justin vom Steeg (40)

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