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By Jonny Kloster, 07/18/20, 9:45PM PDT


Portland will face Reno 1868 FC at home on July 26

TACOMA, Wash. - In their first 2020 USL Championship regular-season match since March 7, T2 fell 3-0 on the road to the Tacoma Defiance at Cheney Stadium on Saturday night.

T2 Debuts
On a loan from English Premier League side Watford FC, defender Williams Velásquez started and logged all 90 minutes for T2. Midfielder Aaron Molloy also made his T2 debut, while leading the team with four shots. Forward Salvador “JR” Villegas replaced Gerardo Duran in the 70th minute and completed the match.

Timbers Academy On Display

Forward Gio Calixtro logged his first start of the season for T2, playing all 90 minutes. Midfielder Carlos Anguiano also played the entirety of the match, while defender Mitchell Ferguson logged 13 minutes as a substitute.

Goal-Scoring Plays 
TAC – Alec Diaz (Antonee Burke), 14th minute: Right-footed shot on the right to the center of the goal.

TAC – Danny Robles (Antonee Burke), 58th minute: Left-footed shot from the center of the box to the top right corner.
TAC – Jesús Pérez, 64th minute: Right-footed shot from the center of the box to the bottom left corner.

Next Game 
Next up, T2 will host Reno 1868 FC on Sunday, July 26. Beginning at 6 p.m. (Pacific), the match against Reno will be streamed live on ESPN+.

Postgame Quote Sheet Quotes with reaction to the match from T2 head coach Cameron Knowles.

T2 (0-2-0, 0pts) vs Tacoma Defiance (1-2-1, 4pts)  
July 18, 2020 – Cheney Stadium (Tacoma, Wash.) 

 Goals by Half           1         2         F
T2                             0        0         0
Tacoma Defiance      1        2          3

Scoring Summary: 
TAC: Diaz (Burke), 14

TAC: Robles (Burke), 58
TAC: Pérez, 64

Misconduct Summary: 
TAC: Kitahara (Caution), 21

POR: Ornstil (Caution), 45
TAC: Burke (Caution), 52
POR: Krolicki (Caution), 60
POR: Velasquez (Caution), 60
TAC: Reynolds (Caution), 60
POR: Clapier (Caution), 74
TAC: Baker- Whiting (Caution), 80

POR: GK Sulte, D Ornstil (C), D Velásquez, D Hanson, D Stanley, M Clapier, M Krolicki (Ferguson, 82), M Molloy, M Anguiano, F Calixtro, F Duran (Villegas, 70)

Substitutes Not Used: Oladapo, Kiner, Wilkerson

TOTAL SHOTS: 11 (Molloy, 4) ; SHOTS ON GOAL: 2 (Clapier, Calixtro, 1) ; FOULS: 16 (Hanson, Krolicki, Duran, 3); OFFSIDES: 1 ; CORNER KICKS: 7 ; SAVES: 2 

TAC: GK Herrera, D Hinds (Reynolds, 77), D Rogers, D Mueller (C), D Burke, M Gonzalez (Serrano, 63), M Vargas (Perez, 63) M Diaz, Robles, M Daley (Fernandez, 68), M Kitahara (Baker-Whiting, 77), F Diaz,

Substitutes Not Used: Lee, Cissoko

TOTAL SHOTS: 8 (Diaz, 3); SHOTS ON GOAL: 5 (Diaz, Perez, 2); FOULS: 17 (Burke, 4); OFFSIDES: 3; CORNER KICKS: 2; SAVES: 2


Referee: Adorae Monroy 
Assistant Referees: Cameron Siler, Baboucarr Jallow
4th official: Sya Magee
Attendance: No fans
Weather: Sunny, 76 degrees

All statistics contained in this box are unofficial  

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