Timbers2, Whitecaps FC 2 play to 2-2 draw at BC Place

2024 Timbers2 Match Recap 033024 16x9
Sawyer Jura and Noah Santos both scored their first goals of the season as Timbers2 played Whitecaps FC 2 to a 2-2 draw Saturday at BC Place. T2 earned an extra point on the road with a shootout win, 3-2.

VANCOUVER, B.C. – Timbers2 played to a 2-2 draw against Whitecaps FC 2 at BC Place on Saturday afternoon. T2 opened the scoring with two, first-half goals scored by Sawyer Jura and Noah Santos before conceding two goals to Vancouver in the second half. Notably, Jura and Santos scored their first goals of the season, while Santos and Blake Pope tallied their first assists.

With the match ending in a draw, the two teams went to a shootout to determine who would earn an additional point. Portland prevailed with a 3-2 shootout win to earn two points from the match. Pope, Kyle Linhares and Alex Moreno all converted their kicks from the spot, while Trey Muse made two penalty kick saves.

Goal-Scoring Plays
POR – Sawyer Jura (Noah Santos), 4th minute: Noah Santos passed the ball to Sawyer Jura, who at the top of the 18-yard box shot a curling ball into the top-right corner of the goal.

POR – Noah Santos (Blake Pope), 31st minute: On the right side of the field, Blake Pope beat two Vancouver defenders and slid the ball to Noah Santos. Dribbling the ball inside the box, Santos shot a right-footed ball into the lower-right corner of the goal.

VAN – Lowell Wright (penalty kick), 47th minute: Timbers2 conceded a foul in the box. Lowell Wright converted the penalty kick.

VAN – Cyprian Kachwele, 65th minute: Off a loose ball in the box, Cyprian Kachwele shot a left-footed ball and placed it in the lower-left corner of the goal.

Next GameNext up, T2 will travel to take on St Louis CITY2 at CITY PARK on Sunday, April 7. The match will kick off at 4 p.m. (Pacific) with a stream on MLS Season Pass on Apple TV.

Timbers2 (0-1-2, 3pts) vs. Whitecaps FC 2 (1-1-0, 3pts)
March 30, 2024 – BC Place (Vancouver, B.C.)

Scoring Summary:
POR: Jura (Santos), 4
POR: Santos (Pope), 31
VAN: Wright (penalty kick), 47
VAN: Kachwele, 65

Misconduct Summary:
POR: Johnston (caution), 23
VAN: Coupland (caution), 76
VAN: Mathe (caution), 93

POR: GK Muse, D Jura, D Rad, D Ferdinand, D Pope, M Enriquez (Moreno, 94), M Neville (Mendoza, 65), M Johnston (Najib, 94), F Linhares, F Penn, F Santos (Bunbury, 67)

Substitutes Not Used: Miller, Manzo

TOTAL SHOTS: 7 (Enriquez, Jura, 2); SHOTS ON GOAL: 3 (three players tied, 1); FOULS: 8 (Neville, Santos, 2); OFFSIDES: 5; CORNER KICKS: 3; SAVES: 0

VAN: GK Anchor, D Mathe, D Sjoberg, D Linder, M Goldthorp, M Badwal, M Simmons, M Gherasimencov, F Herdman, F Chateau (Coupland, 75), F Wright (Kachwele, 58)

Substitutes Not Used: Souza, Saidykhan, Ilic, Mehri

TOTAL SHOTS: 12 (Goldthorp, 5); SHOTS ON GOAL: 3 (three players tied, 1); FOULS: 11 (Badwal, 4); OFFSIDES: 3; CORNER KICKS: 2; SAVES: 2

Referee: Michael Venne
Assistant Referees: Michael Hood, Chris Harrop
Fourth Official: Chris Wattam

All statistics contained in this box score are unofficial.