Portland Timbers 2 have hit the road today for their match against Real Salt Lake's affiliate, the Real Monarchs. Just a week and a half after playing the Princes of Salt Lake in their own home opener, T2 are facing off against the same team that they beat 4-1 at Merlo Field, even if Real will likely have some changes to their lineup.
Match Preview: "However, one of the key players in both wins, Rundell Winchester might not be playing tonight. Will's training report from yesterday states that Winchester was training with Santiago Biglieri and Brent Richards. Richards we know is injured and Biglieri we know still hasn't worked his way towards game fitness yet. So that could cause some wrinkles in potential plans for Jay."
Preview Interview: "A number of players with the first team will almost certainly be getting minutes in this one, including the sparky Sebastian Saucedo. He's marked by creativity in possession, and that will be part of the team's tactical focus: He's a player that wants to -- or almost demands to by his ability and style -- be the driving force behind the attack. He's slight, but he could be playing centrally from the start."
Watch it on: Streaming on Timbers.com/T2 or embedded below
Kickoff: 6:00 pm pacific at Rio Tinto Stadium in Sandy, UT
Portland Timbers 2: 2-0-0, 2nd place in the USL Western Conference
Real Monarchs: 0-1-1, 8th place in the USL Western Conference