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MATCH PREVIEW | T2 VS Tacoma Defiance

By Jonny Kloster, 08/03/20, 12:30PM PDT

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Portland, OR – T2 will host its second home match of the season tonight at Providence Park; kickoff is scheduled for 6 p.m. (Pacific), and the match will be available on ESPN+ at ESPN.com/watch/espnplus.

T2 (0-3-0) will face off against the Tacoma Defiance (1-2-1) for the second time this season. The clubs faced each other on July 18 at Cheney Stadium, with the Defiance earning a 3-0 victory. This is the second of five matches against Tacoma this season. The final contests between the two teams are August 29, September 12 and 27. In T2’s last match against Reno 1868 FC, forward Gerardo Durán tallied his first goal of the season, with Aedan Stanley knotting his first assist.

Led by third-year head coach Cameron Knowles, T2 will look for their first win tonight. After signing with T2 on March 5, midfielder Jorge Gonzalez is on the active roster for the first time this season. Gonzalez played the last three collegiate campaigns at SIU Edwardsville (2017-19), where he tallied 22 goals and seven assists in 50 matches played (49 starts).

Following the match tonight, T2 will host Sacramento Republic FC for the first time this season on Saturday, August 8, at Providence Park; kickoff is set for 7 p.m. (Pacific), and the match will be available on ESPN+.

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