Gio Calixtro, T2 vs. Reno 1868 FC, June 26, 2019
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USL MATCH PREVIEW | Portland Timbers 2 at Reno 1868 FC | Aug. 31, 2019 - 7 PM PT

Heading into Week 26 of the 2019 USL Championship season, T2 travel to face Reno 1868 FC at Greater Nevada Field Saturday, Aug. 31. Beginning at 7 p.m. (Pacific), Saturday's match will feature a live stream on ESPN+.

2019 season at a glance
T2 (8-9-8, 32pts) sit in 12th place in the Western Conference standings, and rank tied for seventh in the league in goals scored (45). Portland is coming off a 1-0 loss to Las Vegas Lights FC at Cashman Field on Aug. 24, which extended a two-match losing streak. Dairon Asprilla has made eight appearances for T2 in 2019 on loan from the Timbers and leads the team with seven goals. Brayan Hurtado, Ryan Sierakowski and Todd Wharton rank tied for third on the team with five goals scored. Timbers Academy defender Caleb Kiner made his fourth appearance and third start of 2019 against OKC. Kiner (16 years, 10 months, 22 days) is the youngest player ever to start in a match for T2 and record an assist. Eryk Williamson leads the team and ranks tied for fourth in the league with seven assists.

Goals from all over
Thirteen different players have scored for T2 in 25 matches thus far during the 2019 USL Championship campaign. Dairon Asprilla leads the team with seven goals in just seven appearances. Foster Langsdorf rank second with six goals in 20 starts, while Brayan Hurtado, Ryan Sierakowski and Todd Wharton rank tied for third with five goals each. Modou Jadama ranks sixth on the club with four goals, while Eryk Williamson and Gio Calixtro rank tied for seventh on the club with four goals scored. Marvin Loría and Cristian Ojeda have each scored two goals, while Nathan Smith and Zach Kobayashi have scored one goal during the 2019.

T2 on the road
In 13 road matches played during the 2019 USL Championship campaign, T2 hold a record 4-5-4. Portland’s four wins on the road ranks tied for fifth in the Western Conference in 2019. Notably, T2 have scored 25 goals on the road, which ranks tied for second in the league behind only Phoenix Rising FC (26). Brayan Hurtado has scored four of his five goals this season on the road, while Erik Williamson has scored all three of his goals in 2019 in road matches. 

T2 2019 Team Leaders
Goals: Dairon Asprilla (7)
Assists: Eryk Williamson (7)
Chances Created: Eryk Williamson (33)
Shutouts: Aljaz Ivacic, Jake Leeker (1)
Saves: Jake Leeker (39)

Scouting Reno 1868 FC (13-7-5, 44pts)
Reno 1868 FC (13-7-5, 44pts) enter Saturday’s match following a 4-2 loss on the road to Phoenix Rising FC on Aug. 16, which extended a two-match losing streak dating back to Aug. 10. In 12 home matches in 2019, Reno holds a 7-2-3 record at Greater Nevada Field. Corey Hertzog leads the team and ranks tied for sixth in the league with 12 goals in 2019, while Raul Mendiola leads the team and ranks tied for fourth in the league in assists (7). 

Reno 1868 FC head coach: Ian Russell 

Reno 1868 FC 2019 Team Leaders
Goals: Corey Hertzog (12)
Assists: Raul Mendiola (7)
Chances Created: Seth Casiple (68)
Shutouts: James Marcinkowski (3)
Saves: Matt Bersano (44)