Timbers2 fall 6-1 in road match against Sporting KC II

Dawson McCartney tallies first goal of 2023 season

LAWRENCE, Kan. – Facing a quick turnaround after a midweek home victory, Timbers2 fell on the road 6-1 to Sporting KC II at Rock Chalk Park on Sunday evening. Dawson McCartney tallied the lone goal for Portland, registering his first goal of the 2023 campaign.

Goal-Scoring Plays
SKC – Alenis Vargas (Lucas Rosa), 8th minute: Kansas City quickly switched the point of its attack to find Lucas Rosa near the right edge of the box. Rosa delivered a cross to Alenis Vargas at the top of the six-yard box for the sliding finish.

SKC– Alenis Vargas (Josh Coan), 24th minute: Josh Coan played a perfectly-weighted through ball into space for Vargas, who got in behind the Portland backline. Vargas dribbled to the top of the box and sent his shot into the bottom left corner of the goal.

SKC – Lucas Rosa (Josh Coan), 29th minute: Combining with Coan just outside the box, Rosa continued his run to goal, receiving the ball and firing a shot from five yards up an over the onrushing goalkeeper near the right post.

SKC– Alenis Vargas (penalty kick), 53rd minute: Portland’s Julian Bravo was whistled for a foul inside the box and Vargas stepped to the spot to convert the penalty kick.

SKC– Ethan Bryant (Nati Clarke), 63rd minute: Kansas City played a long ball to Nati Clarke as he made a run down the left side of the field. Clarke dribbled into the box and delivered a cross to the penalty spot for Ethan Bryant, who converted into an open goal.

SKC– Josh Coan (Ozzie Cisneros), 76th minute: Off a free kick near the right-side line, Ozzie Cisneros received the ball just inside the box, turned near the six-yard box and laid the ball off for Josh Coan, who slotted the ball into the left side of the goal.

POR – Dawson McCartney (penalty kick), 86th minute: SKC II committed a handball in the box. Dawson McCartney attempted the penalty kick and fired his shot into the bottom right corner of the goal. 

Next Match
T2 play a second straight road match, squaring off against St. Louis City2 on Friday, Aug. 18; kickoff is set for 5 p.m. (Pacific) and will be streamed live on MLS Season Pass on the Apple TV app.

Timbers2 (9-12-1, 28pts) vs. Sporting KC II (10-7-5, 38pts)
Aug. 13, 2023 – Rocky Chalk Park (Lawrence, Kan.)

Scoring Summary:
SKC: Vargas (Rosa), 8
SKC: Vargas (Coan, 24
SKC: Rosa (Coan), 29
SKC: Vargas (penalty kick), 53
SKC: Bryant (Clarke), 63
SKC: Coan (Cisneros), 76
POR: McCartney (penalty kick), 86

Misconduct Summary:
POR: Monzón (caution), 18
POR: Griffith (caution), 44
SKC: Coan (caution), 45
POR: Bravo (caution), 52
SKC: Vargas (caution), 54
POR: Penn (caution), 75
SKC: Rad (caution), 77
SKC: Flores (caution), 90

POR: GK Sulte, D Ferdinand, D Clegg (Dunne, 26), D Bravo, M Jones-Riley, M Caliskan, M Griffith, M Gutiérrez (Vang, 64), M Pope (McCartney, 64), F Ikoba (Miscic, 79), F Monzón (Penn, 65)

Substitutes Not Used: GK Miller, D Jura, D Weber, M Shaul

TOTAL SHOTS: 12 (Ikoba, 3); SHOTS ON GOAL: 4 (Ikoba, 2); FOULS: 14 (Griffith, Monzón, 3); OFFSIDES: 4; CORNER KICKS: 5; SAVES: 3

SKC: GK Bandré, D Rosa, D Rad, D Mekideche (Rindov, 64), D Clarke (Cunnigham, 74), M Flores, M Coan, M Bryant (Tschantret, 64), F Vitor Dias, F Vargas (Draper, 74), F Cisneros (Traoré, 80)

Substitutes Not Used: GK Saylon, D Jones, D Lenis, M Mauriz

TOTAL SHOTS: 15 (Coan, Vargas, 4); SHOTS ON GOAL: 9 (Coan, Vargas, 3); FOULS: 8 (Rad, Vitor Dias, 2); OFFSIDES: 4; CORNER KICKS: 3; SAVES: 2

Referee: Jon Freemon
Assistant Referees: Matthew Rodman, Joshua Ell
Fourth Official: Velimir Stefanovic

All statistics contained in this box score are unofficial.