RECAP | Timbers2 held scoreless in 2-0 defeat at LAFC 2

2024 Timbers2 Final Score at LAFC2 042824
Timbers2 created a handful of chances, but ultimately couldn’t break through in a 2-0 defeat at LAFC2 on Sunday at Titan Stadium.

FULLERTON, Calif. Timbers2 created a handful of chances, but ultimately couldn’t break through in a 2-0 defeat to LAFC2 on Sunday at Titan Stadium. The hosts scored a goal from the penalty spot and another from outside the box to take all three points from a T2 team looking to climb up the table in the Western Conference.

First-Team Faces

First-team forward Nathan Fogaça and goalkeeper Trey Muse returned to the starting lineup Sunday afternoon. Fogaça netted a brace in his last game with T2, a 2-0 win over Colorado Rapids 2 on April 14, but couldn’t repeat the feat in Southern California.

Muse, meanwhile, missed T2’s 4-3 loss to MNUFC2 on April 21 as he was in Columbus, Ohio, with the first team where he made the gameday roster in the Timbers 2-2 draw against the Crew on April 20.

Road Results

Sunday marked T2’s first defeat on the road this season. Each of its previous three matches away from the Pacific Northwest (0-0 v. Real Monarchs; 2-2 v. Whitecaps FC 2; 1-1 v. St. Louis CITY2) ended in penalty kicks.

T2 has a chance to pick up its first road win in just under three weeks when it takes on North Texas SC at 5:30 p.m. (Pacific) on May 18 in Frisco, Texas.

Goal-Scoring Plays

LAFC2 – Tómas Ángel (penalty kick), 40th minute: Portland fouled LAFC2 midfielder Ratoviz inside the box. Ángel stepped to the spot and placed his penalty into the bottom-left corner just under the outstretched right hand of Muse.

LAFC2 – Adrian Wibowo (Nathan Ordaz), 79th minute: Ordaz received the ball just outside the right corner of the box and took on multiple defenders before slotting a horizontal pass to the substitute Wibowo. The forward took a touch to settle the ball before unleashing a powerful shot from outside the box into the bottom left.

Next Game

Timbers2 now returns to Portland where it will kick off a two-game homestand, which begins with a mid-afternoon matchup against Vancouver Whitecaps FC 2 at 2 p.m. Friday at Providence Park. The two teams last fought to a 2-2 draw on March 30 at BC Place, with Timbers2 winning the penalty shootout 3-2 to take two points. Friday’s match will be streamed on MLS Season Pass on the Apple TV app.

Timbers2 (1-3-3, 7 pts) vs. LAFC2 (4-1-1, 14pts)
April 28, 2024 – Titan Stadium (Fullerton, Calif.)

Scoring Summary:
LAFC2: Ángel (penalty-kick), 40
LAFC2: Wibowo (Ordaz), 79

Misconduct Summary:
LAFC2: Ángel (caution), 1
POR: Neville (caution), 45+3
LAFC2: Dueñas (caution), 56
POR: Bunbury (caution), 61
POR: Najib (caution), 90+3

POR: GK Muse, D Neville (Pope, 46), D Rad (Santos, 82), D Ferdinand ©, D Pope, M Enriquez, M Moreno (Najib, 75), M Linhares, M Mendoza (Clegg, 67), M Bunbury (Penn, 74), F Fogaça

Substitutes Not Used: GK Bilichuk, D Manzo, D Jura

TOTAL SHOTS: 7 (Linhares, 2); SHOTS ON GOAL: 2 (Linhares, Clegg, 1); FOULS: 9 (Bunbury, 2); OFFSIDES: 0; CORNER KICKS: 4; SAVES: 1

LAFC2: GK Ochoa, D Bombino, D Segura (Nare, 76), D Rosales ©, D Nixon, M Dueñas (Wibowo, 63), M Musto (Guerra, 90+1), M Ratoviz (Romero, 76), F Mueller, F Ángel (Flores, 63), F Ordaz

Substitutes Not Used: M Meono, M Martin, M Darboe

TOTAL SHOTS: 14 (Ordaz, 5); SHOTS ON GOAL: 3 (Musto, Ángel, Wibowo, 1); FOULS: 21 (Dueñas, Musto, 4); OFFSIDES: 0; CORNER KICKS: 6; SAVES: 2

Referee: Kelsey Harms
Assistant Referees: Salvador Reyes, Peter Hanson
Fourth Official: Adrian J. Gonzalez

All statistics contained in this box score are unofficial.