Portland, OR – In their second of three consecutive matches at home, T2 will face the Tacoma Defiance on August 30 at Providence Park; kickoff is scheduled for 6 p.m. (Pacific). The match will be available on ESPN+ at ESPN.com/watch/espn.
T2 (0-8-0) will go up against the Tacoma Defiance (2-5-1) for the third time this season. In their last match on August 3, T2 was defeated 4-0 at Providence Park. The clubs will face each other two more times on September 12 and 27, both being road matches for T2. Tacoma enters Sunday’s match following a three-game losing streak dating back to August 8. The Defiance have been outscored 8-3 in those matches, and all three games have been away from home. Alec Diaz leads the team in goals scored (4) in six appearances, while three different players have added two assists each thus far. Goalkeeper Christian Herrera has registered two shutouts and 20 saves in six appearances.
After a back and forth battle against LA Galaxy II this past Wednesday, T2 will look for their first win of the season on Sunday. Entering the second half, T2 was trailing Galaxy II 1-0 when Max Ornstil headed the ball into the back of the net for his first goal of the season. Carlos Anguiano tallied an assist in consecutive matches with the service from the corner. In the final minutes of the match, Aaron Molloy opened his account for the 2020 season, scoring his first goal as a pro. Marcus Epps logged his first assist of the season on the play.
Following tomorrow’s match, T2 will host Sacramento Republic FC on September 2 at Providence Park; kickoff is set for 12 p.m. (Pacific), and the match will be available on ESPN+.