Nathan Fogaça, Ismalia Jome score but Timbers2 lose 4-2 to MNUFC2
HILLSBORO, Ore.* – Timbers2 rallied from an early deficit to level the match at 2-2, but MNUFC scored a pair of goals late in the second half as Portland fell 4-2 at Hillsboro Stadium on Sunday afternoon. Timbers2 will play its final home game of the campaign on Wednesday at Providence Park against Whitecaps FC 2 before concluding the season on the road against the Tacoma Defiance on Sept. 18.
Timbers2 trailed 2-0 after the opening 22 minutes, but Nathan Fogaça pulled a goal back in first-half stoppage time to cut the deficit to just one goal at the halftime break. Ismalia Jome finished the match with a goal and an assist, tallying his goal to level the match in the 77th minute. Portland played the final eight minutes plus stoppage time down a player after Pablo Bonilla was sent off and MNUFC2 tallied a pair of goals to secure the win.
MIN – Tani Oluwaseyi (Nicholas Mendonca), 19th minute: Nicholas Mendoca played a long ball in behind the Timbers2 backline for Tani Oluwaseyi, who settled the ball at the edge of the box before firing a shot just under the crossbar.
MIN– Aziel Jackson (Diogo Pacheco), 22nd minute: Diogo Pacheco whipped in a corner kick toward the near post for Aziel Jackson, who redirected the ball with a flicked-on header into the back of the net.
POR – Nathan Fogaça (Ismalia Jome), 45+2 minute: Off a throw-in, Isamali Jome controlled the ball at the top of the box and played a short pass to Nathan Fogaça inside the box on the left side. Fogaça delivered a low, hard curling strike into the bottom right corner of the goal.
POR – Ismalia Jome (Selmir Miscic), 77th minute: Playing down the left side, Selmir Miscic cut back toward the middle of the field and played well-timed ball in behind the MNUFC2 backline into space. Ismalia Jome continued his run into the box and sent a precise left-footed shot past the onrushing MNUFC2 goalkeeper into the net.
MIN – Nabilai Kibunguchy, 87th minute: Off a corner kick, the ball was flicked on by a Timbers2 player, buy Nabilai Kibunguchy redirected the ball with a header inside the left post.
MIN – Loïc Mesanvi (Thomas Williamson), 90+3 minute: Thomas Williamson played the ball to Loïc Mesanvi near the right corner of the six-yard box. Mesanvi chipped the ball over the top and just inside the left post.
Timbers2 will play host to Whitecaps FC 2 in their final home match of the season on Wednesday, Sep. 14, at Providence Park; kickoff is set for 5 p.m. (Pacific) with stream available on www.mlsnextpro.com.
Timbers2 (1-18-3, 9pts) vs. MNUFC2 (9-9-5, 36pts)
Sept. 11, 2022 – Hillsboro Stadium (Hillsboro, Ore.)
MIN: Oluwaseyi (Mendonca), 19
MIN: Jackson (Pachecho), 22
POR: Fogaça (Jome), 45+2
POR: Jome (Miscic), 77
MIN: Kibunguchy, 87
MIN: Mesanvi (Williamson), 90+3
POR: Haugli (caution), 12
MIN: Mosquera (caution), 15
POR: Hinestroza (caution), 71
POR: Bonilla (ejection), 82
POR: GK Sulte, D Bonilla, D Vivas, D Haugli, D Jome, M Hinestroza, M Moreno (Shaul, 80), M Gutierrez (Rasmussen, 61), M McCartney ©, F Ikoba (Zellefrow, 74), F Fogaça (Miscic, 74)
Substitutes Not Used: GK Lawrence, M Mendoza, M Ortellao, M Kubrakov, M Enriquez
TOTAL SHOTS: 16 (Fogaça, 6); SHOTS ON GOAL: 6 (Fogaça, Jome, 2); FOULS: 14 (Three players tied, 3); OFFSIDES: 0; CORNER KICKS: 5; SAVES: 7
MIN: GK Emmings, D Leatherman, D Kibunguchy, D Padelford, D Mosquera, M McMaster (Mesanvi, 83), M Gutiérrez, M Mendonca, M Pachecho, F Oluwaseyi (Williamson, 72), F Jackson (Petkovic, 83)
Substitutes Not Used: GK Smir, D Blay, M Kniser, F Arce, F Garcia, F Auvray
TOTAL SHOTS: 27 (Mendonca, 5); SHOTS ON GOAL: 11 (Three players tied, 2); FOULS: 11 (Mosquera, 3); OFFSIDES: 2; CORNER KICKS: 13; SAVES: 4
Referee: Dion Coxe
Assistant Referees: Salvador Reyes, Justin Fillmore
Fourth Official: Justin St. Pierre
Weather: Cloudy, 78 degrees
All statistics contained in this box score are unofficial.