In their 2023 season opener, Timbers2 fell 2-1 on the road to Vancouver Whitecaps FC 2 at Swangard Stadium in Burnaby, B.C. on Sunday night. Midfielder Noel Caliskan scored T2’s lone goal of the match, marking the first of his professional career.
T2 will return home to host Earthquakes II in their home opener at Providence Park on Sunday, April 2; kickoff is set for 5 p.m. (Pacific). Entry to the match is free of charge.
VAN – Kamron Habibullah, 47th minute: From just outside the 18-yard boxon the left side,Kamron Habibullah curled a Vancouver free kick inside of the near post.
POR – Noel Caliskan, 55th minute: Noel Caliskan intercepted a pass in the midfield and drilled a shot from distance, chipping the Vancouver goalkeeper.
VAN – Antoine Coupland (Kamron Habibullah), 57th minute: Receiving the ball near the top of the 18-yard box, Habibullah played a one-time pass inside of the box for Antoine Coupland to run onto and send a left-footed bending shot into the back of the net.
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Timbers2 (0-1-0, 0pts) at Whitecaps FC 2 (1-0-0, 3pts)*
March 26, 2023 – Swangard Stadium (Burnaby, B.C.)
Goals by Half 1 2 F
Timbers2 0 1 1
WFC2 0 2 2
VAN: Habibullah, 47
POR: Caliskan, 55
VAN: Coupland, 57
POR: GK Bilichuk, D Weber, D Bravo, D Clegg, D Ferdinand, D Jones-Riley (Pope, 65), M Shaul, M Pelayo, M Caliskan, F Penn (Miscic, 71), F Zellefrow (Moreno, 90)
Substitutes Not Used: GK Miller, D McDowd, D Kubrakov, M Elizalde
TOTAL SHOTS: 14 (Pope, 3); SHOTS ON GOAL: 5 (five players tied, 1); FOULS: 9 (three players tied, 2); OFFSIDES: 1; CORNER KICKS: 4; SAVES: 2
VAN: GK Anchor, D Gherasimencov, D Dasovic, D Campagna, D Bah (Badwal, 93), M Johnson, M Aguilar, M Fry (Greco-Taylor, 75), M Coupland, F Habibullah (Wright, 82), F Amanda (Hanson, 75)
Substitutes Not Used: GK Park, D Ndakala, D Chen, F Espinal
TOTAL SHOTS: 15 (Habibullah, 4); SHOTS ON GOAL: 4 (four players tied, 1); FOULS: 18 (Fry, Coupland, 5); OFFSIDES: 2; CORNER KICKS: 4; SAVES: 4
Referee: Alain Ruch
Assistant Referees: Jasmain Parr, Miachel Hood
Fourth Official: Mo Mohensi
Weather: Partly cloudy, 49 degrees
All statistics contained in this box score are unofficial