Timbers2 earn 2-0 road victory against Tacoma Defiance in season finale


TUKWILA, Wash. – With a second-half brace from forward Diego Gutierrez, Timbers2 downed second place Tacoma Defiance in a 2-0 road win on Sunday night at Starfire Sports Complex. The match was the last of the 2022 MLS NEXT Pro season for T2. 

Goal-Scoring Plays
POR – Diego Gutierrez (Selmir Miscic), 66th minute: 
Selmir Miscic challenged and won the ball from a Defiance defender on the left wing before dribbling into the corner of the 18-yard box and crossing the ball towards the penalty spot. Diego Gutierrez finished off the play firing a right-footed shot on his first touch and into the left corner of the goal.

POR – Diego Gutierrez (Ish Jome), 75th minute: Ish Jome passed the ball towards the middle of the field from the left flank to Gutierrez. Gutierrez dribbled between four Defiance players at the top of the box, eventually cutting and shooting a right-footed curler into the right corner of the goal. 

Timbers2 (2-18-4, 14pts) vs. Tacoma Defiance (14-6-4, 49pts)
September 18, 2022 – Starfire Sports Complex (Tukwila, Wash.)

Scoring Summary: 
POR: Gutierrez (Miscic), 66
POR: Gutierrez (Jome), 75

Misconduct Summary:
POR: Hinestroza (caution), 10
TAC: Mendoza (caution), 54 
TAC: Mendoza (caution, ejection) 60
POR: Miscic (caution), 63
POR: Justin Vom Steeg (caution), 88
TAC: Cissoko (caution), 90+3

POR: GK Vom Steeg ©, D Bonilla, D Bravo, D Haugli, D Vivas, D Rasmussen (Jome, 73), M Hinestroza (Moreno, 81), M Griffith, M Miscic (Enriquez, 90+2), F Gutierrez, F McCartney

Substitutes Not Used: GK Lawrence, M Ortellao, M Mendoza, M Aman, F Zellefrow, F Duran

TOTAL SHOTS: 8 (Gutierrez, 3); SHOTS ON GOAL: 4 (Gutierrez, 2); FOULS: 16 (Bonilla, Griffith, 3); OFFSIDES: 4; CORNER KICKS: 1; SAVES: 2

TAC: GK Lapsley, D Baker (Hafferty, 82), D Cissoko, D Mendoza, D Ragen, M Vargas, M Kitahara ©, M Brunell (Sousa, 55), M Teves (Sabella, 82), F Ocampo-Chavez, Dobbelaere (Uderitz, 55)

Substitutes Not Used: GK Nelson, M Veilllard, M Robin, M Gombe-Fei, F Alvarez

TOTAL SHOTS: 12 (Ocampo-Chavez, 3); SHOTS ON GOAL: 2 (Kitahara, Ocampo-Chavez, 1); FOULS: 12 (Mendoza, 4); OFFSIDES: 1; CORNER KICKS: 4; SAVES: 2

Referee: Adorae Monroy
Assistant Referees: Conrado Garcia, Christian Lara
4th Official: Christopher Calderon
Weather: Sunny, 75 degrees 

All statistics contained in this box score are unofficial