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T2 Player Profile: Justin Luthy

A record-setting shot stopper in college, Luthy joins T2 after spending time with the Timbers U23s and training with the first team.

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With T2 opening their season on Sunday against Real Monarchs, we will be profiling the 14 players officially signed to the T2 roster.

We continue with goalkeeper Justin Luthy.

Number: 29
Position: Goalkeeper
Height: 6-0
Weight: 165
Born: April 16, 1991
Hometown: Dublin, Ohio
Last Club: Timbers U-23 (PDL)
College: Boston College

Luthy, 23, joins T2 after spending 2014 with the Portland Timbers U23s of the PDL.

Making his first appearance for the U23s in their U.S. Open Cup match against USL side Arizona United, Luthy compiled a record of 2-3-3, with 1 clean sheet, and making 23 saves with a goals against average of 1.42.  He also appeared for the U23s against the MLS Homegrown team, which ended in a scoreless draw.

A four year starter at Boston College from 2009-2012, Luthy finished as the Eagles all time leader in wins (43) and minutes played (7401), second in shutouts (25), and fourth in saves (351), finishing with a goals against average of 1.06 and was named to the All-Atlantic Coast Conference second team and freshman team honors in 2009.

Internationally, he appeared with the United States U18s.  He was a member of the Columbus Crew Academy, where he won the 2010 Super-20 League National Championship and the 2009 U.S. Youth Soccer U19 National Championship, participated in the 2008 PSA World Youth Tournament, and was selected to the 2008-09 U-17/18 Development Academy Central Conference Starting XI and 2008 NSCAA/adidas Youth All-America honors.

Calm between the posts, with the capability to make big saves, he is also solid distributing the ball up the field.

Luthy has been a constant presence in Portland camp, training with the Timbers since the early in 2014.  While he is likely the back up to Jake Gleeson, Luthy will have plenty of chances to shine and prove to Caleb Porter and the first team that he is ready to make the jump to the first team.

A highlight video of Luthy playing could not be located, but his is shown making some saves during the MLS Homegrown game in the video below.