SAN JOSE, Calif. –Timbers2 earned a hard-fought 2-1 road victory over Earthquakes II at PayPal Park on Sunday afternoon. Diego Gutiérrez opened T2’s account early in the match, recording his first goal of the 2023 campaign. Florián Monzón secured three points for T2 with his team-leading third goal of the season in the 90th minute of the match. Notably, Monzón has scored three goals in five appearances (4 starts) since joining T2. Today’s win marked Portland’s third of the season and its first on the road in 2023.
POR – Diego Gutiérrez (Michael Vang), 8th minute: From 40 yards out, Diego Gutiérrez dribbled past two lines of Earthquakes II defense. Cutting inside onto his right foot at the top of the box, Gutiérrez drove a shot that deflected off a San Jose player and into the back of the net.
SJ – Rodolfo Castro (Eduardo Blancas), 35th minute: From the right side of the box, Eduardo Blancas passed the ball towards the top of the box for Rodolfo Castro, who fired a one-time shot on frame and into the back of the goal.
POR – Florián Monzón (penalty kick), 90th minute: Tega Ikoba was fouled in the box and earned a penalty kick for T2. Florián Monzón stepped up and converted the kick.
Up next, T2 will return home to host Minnesota United FC 2 at Providence Park on Saturday, June 3. Kickoff is set for 12 p.m. (Pacific) and will be streamed live on www.MLSNEXTPro.com.
Timbers2 (3-7-0, 9pts) vs. Earthquakes II (4-5-1, 14pts)
May 28, 2023 – PayPal Park (San Jose, Calif.)
POR: Gutiérrez (Vang), 8
SJ: Castro (Blancas), 35
POR: Monzón (penalty kick), 90
SJ: Castro (caution), 28
POR: Vang (caution), 52
SJ: Rodrigues (caution), 69
SJ: Ochoa (caution), 89
POR: Monzón (caution), 90+3
POR: GK Sulte, D Clegg, D Ferdinand, D Bravo (Enriquez, 88), M McDowd, M Vang (Moreno, 60), M Griffith, M Pope (Jones-Riley, 72), F Gutiérrez (Weber, 87), F Monzón, F McCartney (Ikoba, 60)
Substitutes Not Used: GK Bilichuk, D Aman, M Kubrakov, M Miscic
TOTAL SHOTS: 12 (Gutiérrez, 4); SHOTS ON GOAL: 5 (Gutiérrez, 2); FOULS: 14 (Pope, Bravo, 3); OFFSIDES: 1; CORNER KICKS: 5; SAVES: 6
SJ: GK Ochoa, D Tingey, D Rodrigues, D Cano, D Verhoeven (Hategan, 88), M Blancas, M Mendoza (Ayon, 46), M Serrano (Kwende, 79), F Medina (Carbajal, 80), F Castro, F Skahan (Chow, 68)
Substitutes Not Used: GK De La Cerda, D Edwards, M Morfin
TOTAL SHOTS: 18 (Castro, 5); SHOTS ON GOAL: 7 (Castro, 2); FOULS: 11 (Blancas, 3); OFFSIDES: 2; CORNER KICKS: 10; SAVES: 3
Referee: Elijio Arreguin
Assistant Referees: Peter Hanson, Bhavik Dutt
Fourth Official: Alberto Azpeitia
Weather: Cloudy, 62 degrees
All statistics contained in this box score are unofficial.