Match Recap

Timbers2 earn first win of the season with 2-0 victory over LAFC2


Timbers2 earned their first win of the 2023 MLS NEXT Pro campaign with a 2-0 victory over LAFC2 at Providence Park on Sunday night. Selmir Miscic put T2 ahead in the first half with his first goal of the season off a free kick. Noel Caliskan doubled Portland’s lead with his team-leading third goal of the year. T2 goalkeeper Ryan Bilichuk made seven saves in the match to help keep a clean sheet. 

Goal-Scoring Plays
POR – Selmir Miscic, 32nd minute: From just outside of the box,Selmir Miscic curled a right-footed free kick inside of the left post. 

POR – Noel Caliskan (Keesean Ferdinand), 66th minute: T2 earned a corner kick on the right side. Keesean Ferdinand received the ball at the near post and flicked it forward for Noel Caliskan, who took a touch and snuck a shot inside of the post. 
Next Game
T2 will travel to face the Real Monarchs at Zions Bank Stadium on Sunday, April 30. Kickoff is set for 3 p.m. (Pacific) and will be streamed live on MLS Season Pass on the Apple TV app.**

Timbers2 (1-3-0, 3pts) vs. LAFC2 (0-3-1, 1pts)**
April 23, 2023 – Providence Park (Portland, Ore.)

Goals by Half    1          2          F 
Timbers2          1          1          2
LAFC2              0          0          0

Scoring Summary: 
POR: Miscic, 32
POR: Caliskan (Ferdinand), 66

Misconduct Summary:
POR: Bravo (caution), 12
POR: Griffith (caution), 47
POR: Penn (caution), 67
LA: Maia (caution), 80

POR: GK Bilichuk, D Bravo, D Clegg, D Ferdinand, M Weber (Pope, 61), M Jones-Riley, M Shaul (Caliskan, 46), M Vang (Moreno, 61), M Griffith, F Penn (McDowd, 86), F Miscic (Enriquez, 90+2)

Substitutes Not Used: GK Miller

TOTAL SHOTS: 10 (Miscic, Caliskan, 3); SHOTS ON GOAL: 4 (four players tied, 1); FOULS: 19 (Miscic, 4); OFFSIDES: 4; CORNER KICKS: 4; SAVES: 7

LA: GK Koleilat, D Romero, D Rosales, D Avila, D Gaines, M Batioja, M Moyado (Vazquez, 83), M Jaime (Ayoub, 78), F Torres (Malle, 46), F Aguirre (Ratoviz, 61), F Subah (Maia, 61)

Substitutes Not Used: GK Sagredo, D Nixon

TOTAL SHOTS: 17 (Subah, 4); SHOTS ON GOAL: 7 (Moyado, Batioja, 2); FOULS: 12 (three players tied, 2); OFFSIDES: 5; CORNER KICKS: 4; SAVES: 2

Referee: Melvin Rivas 
Assistant Referees: Ryan Jung, Eric Krueger
Fourth Official: Dion Coxe-Trieger
Weather: Cloudy, 55 degrees 

All statistics contained in this box score are unofficial