PORTLAND, Ore. – In different areas of the table, Portland Timbers 2 hosts Sacramento Republic FC on Sunday at Providence Park hoping to break out of the doldrums with kickoff slated for 2:00pm.
Portland Timbers 2 news and notes
Current record: 2-16-3, 9pts
A difficult season for Portland Timbers 2 continued on Saturday as they were well beaten by Colorado Springs Switchbacks, falling to a 4-1 loss.
The lone goal in the match for Portland came from an own goal through Conner Bevans in the 89th minute.
Things could have been a lot better for Portland as they had two penalties awarded but both times Moise Pouaty came up with a save for the Switchbacks.
Statistically the match was a lot closer than 4-1 would indicate, with Portland winning possession (57.4%), duels (54.4%), and aerial duals (56.3%).
With a derby next week and Danny Earls and Rennico Clarke on yellow card trouble the starting 11 will be one to watch, but with a desperate need for points, Portland may not be able to afford resting anyone.
Sacramento Republic FC news and notes
Current record: 9-6-4, 31pts
Sacramento Republic FC come in to this match to conclude a series against Cascadian opponents, looking to sweep the series after a 1-0 win over Vancouver Whitecaps FC 2 last Saturday.
The goal came from an 82nd minute penalty duly scored by Jeremy Hall, to give Sacramento a vital win, part of a performance which earned him a place on the USL Team of the Week bench.
Sacramento dominated the match statistically but struggled with their shooting accuracy, managing just three shots on target despite having 22 shots (14% accuracy).
Currently six matches unbeaten, Sacramento will be looking to continue their rise up the standings.
The all time series is currently tied 3-3, there has never been a draw between these two teams.
Portland – GK: Jeff Attinella, Wade Hamilton, Christian Herrera, Kendall McIntosh; D: Michael Amick, Lamar Batista, Kyle Bjornethun, Rennico Clarke, Harold Hanson, Marco Farfan, Shaquille Jimenez, Max Ornstil, Amobi Okugo, Zarek Valentin; M: Carlos Anguiano, Victor Arboleda, Villyan Bijev, Russell Cicerone, Tomas Granitto, Jack Barmby, Terrell Lowe, Omar Mohamed, Bill Tuiloma, Adrian Villegas; F: Augustine Williams, Jeremy Ebobisse, Gio Calixtro
Sacramento – GK: Dominik Jakubek, Evan Newton; D: Peter McGlynn, Carlos Rodriguez, Chris Christian, James Kiffe, Emrah Klimenta, Elliott Hord; M: Agustin Cazarez, Gabe Gissie, Lamin Suma, Adam Moffatt, Tyler Blackwood, Roberto Hategan, Jeremy Hall, Hayden Partain; F: Wilson Kneeshaw, Harry Williams, Sammy Ochoa, Trevin Caesar, Christian Chaney, Matthew Wiesenfarth
Portland – Accumulation warning: Rennico Clarke
Sacramento – Accumulation warning: Trevin Caesar
REF: MARK ALLATIN
AR1: Pawel Sojka
AR2: Mike Hohnholz
4TH: Chad Stewart
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