USL MATCH PREVIEW | Portland Timbers 2 vs. Tulsa Roughnecks FC | July 6, 2019 - 7:30 PM PT

T2, Marco Farfan at Tulsa Roughnecks FC -- March 9, 2019

Entering Week 18 action, T2 play host to Tulsa Roughnecks FC at Providence Park on Saturday, July 6; kickoff is at 7:30 p.m. (Pacific).

Last match recap
Playing their second match in four days, T2 fell 4-2 on the road to Phoenix Rising FC at Casino Arizona Field on June 29. Brayan Hurtado scored his fifth goal of the USL Championship campaign, while Cristian Ojeda tallied his first goal for T2. 

Strong start to 2019
In 17 matches to begin the 2019 season, T2 (7-4-6, 27pts) sit in fourth place in the Western Conference standings, and rank second in the league in goals scored (35). Portland is coming off a 4-2 loss to conference leader Phoenix Rising FC on June 29, after playing their second match in four days.  With his goal in the loss against Phoenix, Brayan Hurtado has now recorded five goals in 14 appearances this season, ranking second in the team in that category. Dairon Asprilla leads the team with six goals scored in six appearances, while Eryk Williamson ranks tied for second in the USL Championship with 7 assists in 10 starts this campaign.

T2 against Tulsa FC
In eight regular-season matches all-time against Tulsa Roughnecks FC dating back to May 30, 2015, T2 lead the series 4-1-3. In the last regular-season contest played against the two teams, T2 and Tulsa played to a 1-1 draw at ONEOK Field on March 9, 2019. T2 is 2-0-1 in three regular-season home matches against Phoenix, dating back to Aug. 25, 2015.

Goals from all over
Thirteen different players have scored for T2 in 17 matches to begin the 2019 USL Championship campaign. Dairon Asprilla leads the team with six goals in just six appearances, while Brayan Hurtado is second in the same category with five goals scored in 15 matches; three of which have been scored in consecutive matches. Foster Langsdorf and Modou Jadama rank tied for third on the club.  Eryk Williamson and Todd Wharton both rank tied for fifth on the club. Timbers Academy forward Gio Calixtro, Marvin Loría Ryan Sierakowski have each scored two goals, while Nathan Smith, Zach Kobayashi and Roy Miller have scored one goal during the 2019 season.

Home form 
In eight home matches in 2019, T2 have only lost twice, posting a 3-2-3 record at home thus far this season. T2 has scored 13 of their 35 goals this season in home matches. Additionally, four of Dairon Asprilla’s six goals and three of Modou Jadama’s four goals this season have come in home matches.

T2 2019 Team Leaders
Goals: Dairon Asprilla (6)
Assists: Eryk Williamson (7)
Chances Created: Todd Wharton, Eryk Williamson (23)
Shutouts: Aljaz Ivacic, Jake Leeker (1)
Saves: Jake Leeker (36)

Scouting Tulsa Roughnecks FC
Tulsa Roughnecks FC (4-8-5, 17pts) enter Saturday’s match following a 3-1 loss on the road at Real Monarchs on June 29, which extended a nine-game winless streak dating back to April 24. Tulsa currently ranks 16th in the Western Conference standings. In nine away matches played in 2019, Tulsa has only won one, posting a 1-5-3 record. In their last away match, Tulsa fell to Sacramento Republic 6-0 at Papa Murphy’s Park on June 22. Defender Luca Lobo leads the team in goals scored with seven in 16 matches played, followed by forward Janú Silva and midfielder Rodrigo da Costa with five apiece in 17 matches played. Goalkeeper Mason Stajduhar has recorded two clean sheets in 10 appearances in 2019, while Eric Dick has logged 33 saves in six matches played.

Tulsa Roughnecks FC head coach: Michael Nsien

Tulsa Roughnecks FC 2019 Team Leaders
Goals: Luca Lobo (7)
Assists: Rodrigo da Costa (7)
Chances Created: Rodrigo da Costa (32)
Shutouts: Eric Dick (33)
Saves: Mason Stajduhar (2)