Timbers2 take two points against Dynamo 2 at Providence Park

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A free-kick goal from forward Josh Penn helped Timbers2 to a draw against Dynamo 2 on Friday night at Providence Park, with T2 securing an extra point in a PK shootout win. It's the third straight home result for T2.

PORTLAND,  Ore. – Timbers2 extended their home unbeaten run to three games with a 1-1 draw against Houston Dynamo 2 on Friday night at Providence Park. Josh Penn scored the club’s first free-kick goal of the season early in the first half as T2 came away with two points thanks to a penalty kick shootout win, 4-3.

Home Field Advantage

With the result, T2 improved to 3-2-1 at Providence Park so far this season. The club has outscored opponents 7-2 in its last three home matches. Additionally, Penn returned to the score sheet for a second consecutive home match, scoring his free kick in the 10th minute to give his team an early, 1-0 lead.

T2 hasn’t lost at home since a 4-3 result against MNUFC2 on April 21. Outside of that result, the club has picked up results against Colorado Rapids 2, Vancouver Whitecaps FC 2, Tacoma Defiance and Houston Dynamo 2.

Earning an Extra Point

T2 has now won two of the four penalty kick shootouts it has participated in so far this MLS NEXT Pro season. Notably, they lead the league in the number of shootouts they have taken part in, tied with Chatanooga FC, North Texas SC and The Town FC.

The last time T2 emerged from a match with two points came on March 30, when it beat Whitecaps FC 2 by a score of 3-2 in penalties, following a 2-2 draw at BC Place. Friday marked the first penalty kick shootout to take place at Providence Park this season.

Goal-Scoring Plays

POR – Josh Penn, 10th minute: With a set piece awarded to T2 just outside the 18-yard box, Josh Penn stepped up and struck a perfectly-placed free kick around the wall and into the top left corner of the net.

HOU – Gabriel Segal, 27th minute: With Dynamo 2 awarded a free kick on the left side of the box, Gabriel Segal fired a driven shot from distance that T2 goalkeeper Trey Muse got a hand to, but his parry deflected off the post and bounced over the line.


  • With the draw, T2 is now undefeated in their last three home matches and have dropped just one of their last five.
  • T2 has outscored opponents 12-6 in its last five matches at Providence Park.
  • Serge Dinkota is now 2-1-1 since being named T2’s full-time head coach on May 3.
  • With his set-piece strike in the 10th minute, Josh Penn netted his second goal of the season.
  • The goal was T2’s first from a direct free kick in 2024.
  • Additionally, Penn has now scored in consecutive home games (5/10, vs.TAC).
  • With five goal contributions (2G, 3A), Penn trails only Kyle Linhares (3G, 3A) for the team lead in goal contributions.
  • Friday marked the fourth time this season T2 has played to a draw and had to compete in a penalty kick shootout.
  • Timbers2 have won two of their four shootouts so far this season (3/30, at VAN; tonight).

Next Game

Next up, Timbers2 concludes their two-match homestand against Ventura County FC on Sunday, June 9, at 5 p.m. (Pacific) at Providence Park. It will be the first meeting of the season between the two clubs. The match will be streamed on MLS Season Pass on the Apple TV app.

Timbers2 (3-4-4, 15 pts) vs. Houston Dynamo 2 (2-5-3, 10 pts)
May 31, 2024 – Providence Park (Portland, Ore.)

Scoring Summary:
POR: Penn, 10
HOU: Segal, 27

Shootout Summary:
1 POR: Neville – Goal
1 HOU: Gonzalez – Save
2 POR: Pope – Goal
2 HOU: Reid – Goal
3 POR: Ferdinand – Goal
3 HOU: Sargeant – Goal
4 POR: Najib – Goal
4 HOU: Achara – Goal
5 POR: Jura – Save
5 HOU: Sylla – Miss

Misconduct Summary:
POR: Enriquez (caution), 48
HOU: Awodesu (caution), 53
HOU: Sargeant (caution), 58
HOU: Medina (caution), 66
HOU: Bench (caution), 67
HOU: Mwakutuya (caution),73
POR: Linhares (caution), 84
POR: Bench (caution), 89

POR: GK Muse, D Sawyer, D Clegg, D Ferdinand, D Jones-Riley, M Enriquez (Johnston, 71), M Moreno (Najib, 81), M Mendoza (Eisenberg, 81), F Penn (Neville, 90+6), F Linhares (Pope, 90+6), F Santos

Substitutes Not Used: GK Miller, D Rad, D Manzo Mendoza, M Bunbury

TOTAL SHOTS: 14 (Santos, Penn, 3); SHOTS ON GOAL: 11 (Santos, 3); FOULS: 10 (Enriquez, Moreno, 2); OFFSIDES: 0; CORNER KICKS: 3; SAVES: 4

HOU: GK Defreitas-Hansen, D Medina, D Sargeant (Nare, 76), D Awodesu, M Mwakutuya, M Sylla, M Rodriguez (Josué, 85), M Gonzalez, F Segal (Reid, 85), F Arzu (Findlay, 21, Annor, 71), F Achara

Substitutes Not Used: GK Alvarez, D Lampman, D Grey, M Souza, M Jackson

TOTAL SHOTS: 16 (Segal, 4); SHOTS ON GOAL: 5 (Segal, 2); FOULS: 19 (Medina, Awodesu, Segal, 3); OFFSIDES: 3; CORNER KICKS: 5; SAVES: 9

Referee: Salvador Flores
Assistant Referees: CJ Koll, Miles Crumley
Fourth Official: Eric Krueger

All statistics contained in this box score are unofficial.