Coming off their 4-3 win over England's Newcastle United on Tuesday, Portland Timbers 2 have headed north to not-quite-Seattle to take on USL Western Conference leaders Seattle Sounders 2. With T2 still in search of a playoff berth and the USL season starting to wind down, a win over S2 could be vital for the Lil' Timbers chances of making the post-season.
Match Preview: "Tonight, T2 will need to draw on the confidence building 8 goals in two victories. With players returning and goals coming from just about everywhere right now, it is the perfect time to try to play spoiler to a full season S2 sweep of this series. T2 will look to the return of Winchester from Gold Cup duty, the current form of Fatawu, and the return of Anthony Manning from injury to put their stamp on this match and bring something home."
Watch it on: Streaming on Timbers.com/T2
Kickoff: 7:30 p.m. at Starfire Sports Complex in Tukwila, WA
Portland Timbers 2: 7-9-2, 8th place in the USL Western Conference
Seattle Sounders 2: 10-6-3, 1st place in the USL Western Conference