Timbers2 suffer 2-0 defeat to Whitecaps FC 2 at Providence Park

Timbers Academy product Callum Lugton makes his professional debut

PORTLAND, Ore. – Returning home after a three-match road trip, Timbers2 came up short against Vancouver Whitecaps FC 2. Goalkeeper Carver Miller made a career-high seven saves and T2 rattled the posts of the visitor’s goal in the second half, but it wasn’t enough as it suffered a 2-0 defeat to Whitecaps FC 2 on Saturday at Providence Park.

Goal-Scoring Plays

VAN – Jay Herdman, 18th minute: A Vancouver cross into the box deflected off a Timbers2 defender and bounced into the path of Jay Herdman in front of goal. The forward adjusted his body and used his right foot to pick out the bottom-left corner of goal.

VAN – Jeevan Badwal (Eliot Goldthorp), 63rd minute: After a sustained spell of possession around the top of the 18-yard box, Eliot Goldthorp received the ball in the right half-space and sent a low cross toward Jeevan Badwal, who used his right foot to pass the ball into the center of the goal.


  • Saturday marked the final meeting of the 2024 MLS NEXT Pro season between Timbers2 and Vancouver Whitecaps FC 2.
  • The season series between the two Cascadia sides finished 1-1-1.
  • Timbers Academy product Callum Lugton made his professional debut, entering the match in the 80th minute.
  • Lugton was one of two T2 players (Kyle Linhares) to register a shot on goal Saturday night.
  • Carver Miller set a career-high in saves with seven.
  • The defeat snapped a four-match unbeaten streak for T2 at Providence Park.
  • It was the club’s first loss at home since falling to MNUFC2 on April 21.
  • Tega Ikoba received first start in MLS NEXT Pro play since T2’s match against Houston Dynamo FC 2 on Sept. 10, 2023.

Next Game

Timbers2 continue their two-match homestand against Real Monarchs. Kickoff is set for 7:30 p.m. (Pacific) Sunday, July 14, at Providence Park. The match will be broadcast on MLS Season Pass on the Apple TV app.

Timbers2 (4-6-6, 20pts) vs. Vancouver Whitecaps FC2 (9-4-3, 31pts)

July 6, 2024 – Providence Park (Portland, Ore.)

Scoring Summary:
VAN: Herdman, 18
VAN: Badwal (Goldthorp), 63

Misconduct Summary:
POR: Ferdinand (caution), 40
POR: Clegg (caution), 45
VAN: Sjoberg (caution), 50
POR: Clegg (ejection), 66
POR: Moreno (caution), 75
VAN: Kachwele (caution), 77

POR: GK Miller, D Jura (Pope, 58), D Clegg, D Ferdinand (Rad, 45), D Jones-Riley, M Najib (Neville, 58), M Moreno, M Mendoza, M Bunbury (Linhares, 45, Lugton, 80), F Ikoba, F Penn

Substitutes Not Used: GK Deisenhofer, D Nystrom, M Izoita

TOTAL SHOTS: 11 (Linhares, Penn, 3); SHOTS ON GOAL: 3 (Linhares, 2); FOULS: 14 (Moreno, Ikoba, Penn, 3); OFFSIDES: 1; CORNER KICKS: 4; SAVES: 7

VAN: GK Anchor, D Saidykhan, D Linder, D Sjoberg, M Gherasimencov, M Simmons, M Clark (Mackenzie, 61), M Badwal (Mehri, 79), M Goldthorp, F Herdman, F Morgan (Kachwele, 73)

Substitutes Not Used: GK De Souza, D Chen, D Mathe,

TOTAL SHOTS: 18 (Goldthorp, 7); SHOTS ON GOAL: 9 (Herdman, 3); FOULS: 8 (Simmons, Kachwele, 2); OFFSIDES: 3; CORNER KICKS: 2; SAVES: 3

Referee: Joshua Madison
Assistant Referees: Peter Hanson, Baboucarr Jallow
Fourth Official: Yannick Rothfuss

All statistics contained in this box score are unofficial.