TACOMA, WA. - In their sixteenth match of the USL Championship season, T2 fell on the road 2-1 to the Tacoma Defiance. Off a well-placed corner kick in the 88th minute, Jorge Gonzalez took a hard shot at Tacoma’s goalkeeper Eric Klenofsky that deflected off midfielder Azriel Gonzalez and trickled back into the net. The match also featured the first appearance from T2 defender Futty Danso since August 26, replacing Harold Hanson in the 83rd minute.
TAC – Ethan Dobbelaere (Daniel Robles), 28th minute: right-footed shot from the left side of the box to the bottom right corner.
TAC – Azriel Gonzalez (Alec Diaz), 85th minute: right-footed shot from the center of the box to the bottom right corner.
POR – Azriel Gonzalez (Own goal), 88th minute
Next up, T2 will travel to face Sacramento Republic FC at Papa Murphy’s Park on Saturday, October 3. Beginning at 7:30 p.m. (Pacific), match against Sacramento will be streamed on ESPN+.
Postgame Quote Sheet
Quotes with reaction to the match from T2 head coach Cameron Knowles can be seen below.
On his thoughts on match against Tacoma…
“The match was very even and unfortunately we gave them two very good opportunities which they converted. We did well to get one goal back and had several chances that could have provided the equalizer. For the effort the players put into that match, and the number of chances we created, we were unlucky to come away empty-handed.”
On his thoughts on having Futty and Ken back for the remainder of the season…
“Obviously, it is great to see guys healthy. Ken was very good when he came into the match and Futty has provided tremendous experience for the group both on and off the field. It is a shame we only have one game remaining this season for the guys that are just now healthy, as they provide a lot of quality and depth to our squad.”
On his thoughts on final match of the season against Sacramento…
“They are a very good team, but also a team we have matched up really well with this season. We had a heart-breaking result at home against them where they scored with the last kick of the game, and that will no doubt be in the back of our minds. We have a week to prepare, which is a luxury we haven’t been afforded for some time, so we should be ready for a great game against a top side, with the opportunity to finish the season on a high note.”
T2 (3-12-0, 9pts) vs TAC (3-9-2, 11pts)
September 27, 2020 – Cheney Stadium (Tacoma, WA.)
Goals by Half 1 2 F
T2 0 1 1
Tacoma Defiance 1 1 2
TAC: Dobbelaere (Robles), 28
TAC: Gonzalez (Diaz), 85
POR: Gonzalez (OG), 88
POR: Anguiano (Caution), 43
POR: Velásquez (Caution), 45+1
POR: Hanson (Caution), 62
POR: Stanley (Caution), 71
TAC: Hegardt (Caution), 75
POR: GK Sulte, D Ornstil, D Velásquez, D Hanson (Danso, 83), D Stanley, M Molloy, Epps ©, M Anguiano, F Gonzalez, F Ikoba (Krolicki, 65), F Clapier
Substitutes Not Used: GK Leeker, D Homer, M Wilkerson, M Villegas, F Calixtro
TOTAL SHOTS: 11 (Gonzalez, 3); SHOTS ON GOAL: 4 (Gonzalez, 2); FOULS: 11 (Hanson,3); OFFSIDES: 0; CORNER KICKS: 6 ; SAVES: 0
TAC: GK Klenofsky, D Burke-Gilroy, D Cissoko, D Mueller ©, D Villanueva, M Kitahara, M Hegardt (Perez, 90+4), M Serrano, M Robles (Vargas, 72), M Dobbelaere (Gonzalez, 75), F Ocampo-Chavez (Diaz, 72)
Substitutes Not Used: GK Lee, D Reynolds, M Baker-Whiting
TOTAL SHOTS: 9 (Robles, Ocampo-Chavez, 2); SHOTS ON GOAL: 2 (Dobbelaere, Gonzalez, 2); FOULS: 9 (Serrano, 3); OFFSIDES: 2; CORNER KICKS: 3; SAVES: 4
Referee: Farhad Dadkho
Assistant Referees: Cephas Quartson, Christian Clerc
4th Official: Baboucarr Jallow
Weather: Mostly Sunny, 63 degrees
All statistics contained in this box are unofficial