Playing their second game in five days, T2 play host to New Mexico United at Providence Park on Sunday, Aug. 11. Beginning at 6 p.m. (Pacific), Sunday’s match will feature a live stream on ESPN+.
2019 season at a glance
T2 (7-7-8, 29pts) sits in ninth place in the Western Conference standings, and rank sixth in the league in goals scored (40). Portland is coming off a 2-2 draw against Colorado Springs Switchbacks FC at Weidner Field on Aug. 7, which snapped a three-match losing streak. Brayan Hurtado and Foster Langsdorf, who scored in the draw against Colorado Springs, rank second on the team with five goals scored, while Modou Jadama and Todd Wharton have each scored four goals. Eryk Williamson ranks tied for third in the USL Championship with 7 assists in 14 starts this campaign. Timbers Academy defender Caleb Kiner made his T2 debut, logging 27 minutes as a second-half substitute in the draw against Switchbacks FC. Kiner (16 years, 10 months, 18 days) is the youngest player ever to appear in a match for T2.
T2 versus New Mexico United
Sunday’s match marks the second meeting all-time between New Mexico United and T2, after the two teams played to a 3-3 draw at Isotopes Park on April 26, 2019. Portland scored three second half goals, as Eryk Williamson registered a brace, while Ryan Sierakowski scored his second goal of 2019.
Goals from all over
Thirteen different players have scored for T2 in 22 matches thus far during the 2019 USL Championship campaign. Dairon Asprilla leads the team with seven goals in just seven appearances, while Hurtado and Langsdorf rank tied for second with five goals. Modou Jadama and Todd Wharton rank tied for third on the club with four goals each, while Eryk Williamson and Ryan Sierakowski both rank tied for fifth on the club with three goals each. Timbers Academy forward Gio Calixtro and Marvin Loría have each scored two goals, while Nathan Smith, Zach Kobayashi and Roy Miller have scored one goal during the 2019.
T2 2019 Team Leaders
Goals: Dairon Asprilla (7)
Assists: Eryk Williamson (7)
Chances Created: Todd Wharton (29)
Shutouts: Aljaz Ivacic, Jake Leeker (1)
Saves: Jake Leeker (39)
Scouting New Mexico United
New Mexico United (8-5-9, 33pts) enter Sunday’s match following a 2-2 draw to Austin Bold FC on Aug. 3, which extended a three-match unbeaten run dating back to July 24. In nine road matches this campaign, New Mexico holds a 4-4-5 record. Forward Kevaughn Frater leads the team and ranks third in the USL Championship with 13 goals scored. Chris Wehan leads the team in assists (5) and chances created (38) in 18 appearances in 2019. Goalkeeper Cody Mizell ranks third in the league in saves (62) and has posted three shutouts.
New Mexico United head coach: Troy Lesesne
New Mexico United 2019 Team Leaders
Goals: Kevaughn Frater (13)
Assists: Chris Wehan (5)
Chances Created: Chris Wehan (38)
Shutouts: Cody Mizell (3)
Saves: Cody Mizell (62)