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Portland Timbers II vs. Orange County SC: Preview

By Adam Brake, 04/07/17, 5:00PM PDT


DATE: April 8, 2017
KICKOFF: 7:00 pm
LOCATION: Providence Park, Portland, OR
FORECAST: Scattered Showers (High-49°/ Low-38°)
REFEREE: Joseph Dickerson
ARS: Cephas Quartson, Billy Baldwin

Orange County SC continues the 2017 USL season on Saturday
as they travel north to face Portland Timbers 2, affiliated with
Portland Timbers of MLS. Saturday’s match will be the first of two
matches between the clubs this season, with the teams meeting
again in July at the Orange County Great Park.
Orange County SC heads to Portland after a 4-0 loss to  Sacramento Republic FC. The team’s attacking offense boasts Carlos Alvarez, Jerry Van Ewijk and Duke Lacroix, all of whom have a combined 16 shots in the last two matches. In addition to the offensive attack, the defensive wall, led by veteran Beto Navarro, looks to mimic their first week effort, where they earned a shutout on the road in Reno.
Saturday’s match will be the second-home match for Portland
Timbers 2, who head into Saturdays clash with an 0-3 record, on
the back of a 2-1 loss to Cascadian rivals Seattle Sounders II.