Timbers2, Tacoma Defiance play to 1-1 draw at Providence Park


PORTLAND, Ore. – Timbers2 played to a 1-1 draw against the Tacoma Defiance on Saturday evening at Providence Park. Following regulation, Tacoma prevailed in a penalty kick shootout, 4-2, to earn an additional point.

T2 forward Florian Monzón scored a first-half goal, notching his team-leading seventh of the season.

With their first draw of the season, T2 (8-11-1, 25pts) is just four points back of a playoff spot it the MLS NEXT Pro Western Conference.

Goal-Scoring Plays
Abdoulaye Cissoko (penalty kick), 10th minute: A Timbers2 foul in the box resulted in a penalty-kick for Tacoma. Abdoulaye Cissoko converted the penalty kick.

POR – Florian Monzón (Jaden Jones-Riley), 13th minute: Jaden Jones-Riley dribbled into the center of the field and chipped the ball to the top of the 18-yard box where Monzón controlled the ball down and hit a right-footed shot into the lower-left corner of the goal.

Next Match
T2 returns to Providence Park for a midweek match against LA Galaxy II on Wednesday, Aug. 9. Kickoff is set for 7:30 p.m. (Pacific) and will be streamed live on MLS Season Pass on the Apple TV app.

Timbers2 (8-11-1, 25pts) vs. Tacoma Defiance (9-4-7, 38pts)
Aug. 5, 2023 – Providence Park (Portland, Ore.)

Scoring Summary:
TAC: Cissoko (penalty kick), 10
POR: Monzón (Jones-Riley), 13

Misconduct Summary:
TAC: Cissoko (caution), 28
POR: Shaul (caution), 32
TAC: Baker (caution), 43
TAC: Uderitz (caution), 47
TAC: Rothrock (caution), 52
POR: Clegg (caution), 57
POR: Bravo (caution), 79

POR: GK Sulte, D Pope, D Dunne (Ferdinand, 64), D Bravo, D Clegg, D Jones-Riley, M Griffith © (Enriquez, 89), M Shaul (Caliskan, 64), M Vang (Weber, 89), F Ikoba (Gutierrez, 77), F Monzón

Substitutes Not Used: GK Bilichuk, D Ortellao, D Rasmussen, F Penn

TOTAL SHOTS: 17 (Monzón, 5); SHOTS ON GOAL: 5 (Monzón, 2); FOULS: 13 (five players tied, 2); OFFSIDES: 1; CORNER KICKS: 7; SAVES: 3

TAC: GK Thomas, D Baker-Whiting, D Cissoko, D Uderitz ©, D Baker, M Atencio, M Daroma, M Kitahara, F Sousa (Rodrigues, 64), F Rothrock (Miglietti, 85), F Minoungou (Bowen, 85)

Substitutes Not Used: GK Lapsley, D Hawkins, D Karalkovas, M Aquino, D Miglietti, D Katsaros, D Bowen, M Alvarez

TOTAL SHOTS: 13 (Kitahara, 3); SHOTS ON GOAL: 5 (five players tied, 1); FOULS: 14 (Daroma, 3); OFFSIDES: 5; CORNER KICKS: 6; SAVES: 5

Referee: Robert Vincze
Assistant Referees: Baboucarr Jallow, Eric Krueger
Fourth Official: Jaclyn Metz

All statistics contained in this box score are unofficial.