Match Recap

RECAP | Timbers2 down Tacoma Defiance, 4-1, in victory at Providence Park

Timbers2 scored three goals in 16 minutes - including two from Blake Pope - to record a 4-1 victory over Cascadia rival Tacoma Defiance on Friday night at Providence Park. It's Timbers2' second straight win.

PORTLAND, Ore. In their consecutive win at Providence Park, Timbers2 defeated Tacoma Defiance in a 4-1 matchup on Friday night. Scoring three goals in the first 16 minutes, Blake Pope tallied a brace while Josh Penn followed shortly after to score a third in the first half. Noah Santos registered Portland’s fourth goal of the match a minute into the second half before the team conceded a lone goal in the 72nd minute. The victory was Portland’s third of the season when playing at Providence Park.

Tonight’s Notables

T2 earned a consecutive win after tonight, both wins being at Providence Park. This season, Portland has tallied three victories when playing at home. The win is T2’s ninth all-time against Tacoma Defiance. Blake Pope scored his first two goals of the season with a brace tonight, while Josh Penn tallied his first of the season and Noah Santos his second.

Goal-Scoring Plays

POR – Blake Pope, 4th minute: Blake Pope took a touch on a loose ball that was deflected into the 18-yard box. On his second touch, the defender fired a left-footed shot into the lower-right corner of the goal.

POR – Blake Pope (Kyle Linhares), 14th minute: On a breakaway run, Kyle Linhares dribbled into the box and cut the ball back to find Blake Pope, who on his first touch finished the play with a right-footed ball into the lower-right corner of the net.

POR – Josh Penn, 16th minute: Kyle Linhares stole the ball from a Tacoma defender to give Josh Penn the possession. Penn dribbled into the left side of the box and shot a left-footed ball into the lower-right corner of the goal.

POR – Noah Santos (Sawyer Jura) 46th minute: On the left side of the 18-yard box, Sawyer Jura cut through a Tacoma defender and sent a cross to the top of the six-yard box. Noah Santos, on his first touch, finished the play with a right-footed shot that found the back of the net.

TAC – Kaveh Rad (own goal), 72nd minute: Tacoma forward Osaze De Rosario forced a save on T2 goalkeeper Trey Muse, who made a first save but wasn’t able to clear the ball. De Rosario shot on the rebound before T2 defender Kaveh Rad attempted to clear the ball, but ultimately let the ball slip past the goal line.

Next Game

Up next, Timbers2 will take on the road to face North Texas SC on Saturday, May 18, at Choctaw Stadium. The match is set to kick off at 5:30 p.m. (Pacific) and will be streamed on MLS Season Pass on the Apple TV app.

Timbers2 (3-3-3, 13pts) vs. Tacoma Defiance (1-4-3, 7pts)
May 10, 2024 – Providence Park (Portland, Ore.)

Scoring Summary:
POR: Pope, 5
POR: Pope (Linhares), 14
POR: Penn, 16
POR: Santos (Jura), 46
TAC: Rad (own goal), 72

Misconduct Summary:
TAC: Bettache (caution), 22
TAC: Sandnes (caution), 45
POR: Ferdinand (caution), 51
POR: Muse (caution), 86
TAC: Sousa (caution), 86
POR: Jones-Riley (caution), 91

POR: GK Muse, D Jura, D Ferdinand ©, D Rad, D Pope (Bunbury, 56), D Neville, M Moreno (Johnston, 56), M Enriquez (Najib, 77), F Linhares, F Penn (Jones-Riley, 68), F Fogaca (Santos, 45)

Substitutes Not Used: GK Bilichuk, D Clegg, D Mendoza, M Mendoza

TOTAL SHOTS: 14 (Santos, 4); SHOTS ON GOAL: 4 (Pope, 2); FOULS: 11 (five players tied, 2); OFFSIDES: 0; CORNER KICKS: 3; SAVES: 7

TAC: GK Castro, D Katsaros, D Lopez, D Sandnes (Aguilar, 60), D Sousa, M Daroma, M Gomez (Kossa, 60), M Fahling (Baker-Whiting, 60), F Aquino (De Rosario, 45), F Tsukanome (O’Malley 70), F Bettache ©

Substitutes Not Used: GK Helleren, D Aguilar, D Bowen, M Brunell

TOTAL SHOTS: 15 (Bettache, 6); SHOTS ON GOAL: 8 (De Rosario, 4); FOULS: 17 (three players tied, 3); OFFSIDES: 2; CORNER KICKS: 8; SAVES: 0

Referee: Osvaldo Delgado Landeros
Assistant Referees: Christian Little, Joshua Mills
Fourth Official: Corbyn May

All statistics contained in this box score are unofficial.