Timbers2 register 6-1 home win over LA Galaxy II

Diego Gutiérrez notches hat trick, Florian Monzón records team-leading eighth goal and two assists

PORTLAND, Ore. – Behind a hat trick from Diego Gutiérrez along with a goal and two assists from Florian Monzón, Timbers2 secured a 6-1 win over LA Galaxy II at Providence Park on Wednesday night. Monzón’s goal was his team-leading eighth of the campaign, while Gutiérrez increased his season total to five goals. Noel Caliskan also added a goal and an assist in the match.

Goal-Scoring Plays
POR – Florian Monzón (penalty kick), 7th minute:
 Portland was awarded a penalty kick after a handball in the box. Monzón stepped to the spot, firing his attempt into the upper right corner of the goal.

POR – Diego Gutiérrez (Noel Caliskan), 29th minute: Leading the attack, Noel Caliskan played the ball out wide to Diego Gutiérrez on the left side. Gutiérrez cut in and dribbled along the edge of the box before sending a low, hard shot inside the left post.

POR – Diego Gutiérrez (Florian Monzón), 55th minute: Monzón won the ball back near midfield. On the break, Monzón delivered a pass to Gutiérrez, who made a run down the right side of the box and chipped the goalkeeper for the finish.

POR – Noel Caliskan, 65th minute: Putting pressure on the Galaxy II backline, Caliskan intercepted a pass from the LA goalkeeper and fired the ball into the back of the net from the top of the box.

POR - Diego Gutiérrez (Florian Monzón), 66th minute: Winning the ball back inside the LA box, Monzón played a quick back heel pass to Gutiérrez, who curled the ball inside the right post.

POR – Julian Bravo (Selmir Miscic), 81st minute: Selmir Miscic drove a corner kick into the center of the box for Julian Bravo, who jumped and directed the ball with a powerful header into the back of the goal.

LAG – Axel Picazo, 90th minute: Receiving the ball just outside the box, Axel Picazo took on multiple Portland defenders inside the box before finding space and unleashing a strike into the bottom right corner of the goal.

Next MatchT2 travel for a road match against Sporting KC II on Sunday, Aug. 13, at Rock Chalk Park. Kickoff is set for 4 p.m. (Pacific) and will be streamed live on MLS Season Pass on the Apple TV app.

Timbers2 (10-11-1, 28pts) vs. LA Galaxy II (4-12-5, 20pts)
Aug. 9, 2023 – Providence Park (Portland, Ore.)

Scoring Summary:
POR: Monzón (penalty kick), 7
POR: Gutiérrez (Caliskan), 29
POR: Gutiérrez (Monzón), 55
POR: Caliskan, 65
POR: Gutiérrez (Monzón), 66
POR: Bravo (Miscic), 81
LAG: Picazo, 90

Misconduct Summary:
LAG: Dalgado (caution), 42
POR: Pope (caution), 45+1
POR: Gutiérrez (caution), 57
POR: Rasmussen (caution), 64
LAG: Klein (caution), 75

POR: GK Sulte, D Pope, D Ferdinand, D Miller, D Bravo, D Rasmussen (McCartney, 77), M Enriquez (Weber, 69), M Caliskan, M Vang (Shaul, 65), F Monzón (Penn, 69), F Gutiérrez (Miscic, 77)

Substitutes Not Used: GK Miller, D Aman, D Dunne, F Ikoba

TOTAL SHOTS: 23 (Monzón, 6); SHOTS ON GOAL: 14 (Monzón, 4); FOULS: 20 (Gutiérrez, Rasmussen, 4); OFFSIDES: 2; CORNER KICKS: 6; SAVES: 1

LAG: GK Jillson, D Legaspi (Alcalá, 46), D Essengue (Garcia, 76), D Ferkranus, D Dalgado, M Schelotto (Téllez, 71), M González (Klein, 74), M Saldaña, F Picazo, F Bibout, F Ramos Jr. (Villalpando, 81)

Substitutes Not Used: GK Anderson, D Placias, M Lopez

TOTAL SHOTS: 5 (Ramos Jr., 3); SHOTS ON GOAL: 2 (Ramos Jr., Picazo, 1); FOULS: 8 (Bibout, 2); OFFSIDES: 0; CORNER KICKS: 6; SAVES: 7

Referee: Corbyn May
Assistant Referees: Christian Clerc, Ryan Jung
Fourth Official: Dion Coxe

All statistics contained in this box score are unofficial.