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USL Match Preview – #LAvPOR

By USLSoccer.com Staff, 10/06/17, 9:00AM EDT

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Los Dos welcomes Portland to close home season

CARSON, Calif. – The LA Galaxy II returns home to host the Portland Timbers 2 in their final home match of the regular season, with Portland looking to build off a victory in its last outing as it visits Los Dos at the StubHub Center Track and Field Stadium on Saturday night. Kickoff is set for 7:30 p.m. PT.

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LA Galaxy II news and notes

  • Current record: 7-18-5, 26pts

  • The Galaxy II fell 3-0 to OKC Energy FC last Sunday night at Taft Stadium to complete a tough three-game road trip through the Midwest.

  • After conceding a penalty in the 38th minute that was converted by Jose Angulo, Los Dos saw the Energy FC striker score twice more in the second half as the side's winless streak reached six games.

  • Los Dos have conceded three goals in each of their last two outings, and have not posted a shutout since a 1-0 victory against Rio Grande Valley FC on Sept. 3.

  • Galaxy II goalkeeper Eric Lopez was named in the U.S. U18 Men's National Team squad that headed to Spain this week for a training camp. The side is set to face Belgium and Russia during its stay.

Portland Timbers 2 news and notes

  • Current record: 3-20-6, 15pts

  • T2 claimed its third victory of the season with a 1-0 win against Vancouver Whitecaps FC 2 last Saturday afternoon at Macleod Athletic Park.

  • Victor Arboleda scored the game-winning goal in the 67th minute to give T2 the victory against its Cascadia rivals for the first time in three meetings this season.

  • Arboleda's goal was his team-leading fourth of the season. T2 has struggled to find the net over the course of 2017 with a chance-conversion rate of just 8.9 percent.

  • Portland midfielder Bill Tuiloma will be unavailable for Saturday's game after he was selected in the New Zealand squad that took on Japan on Friday in an international exhibition.

Series Notes

  • The Galaxy II leads the all-time series between the two sides 3-2-0, and took the the lead in the series following a 4-3 win in July at Providence Park.

Squads

  • Los Angeles – GK: Bennett Sneddon, Justin Vom Steeg; D: Hugo Arellano, Zico Bailey, Jake Arteaga, Jean Engola, Ian Lonergan, Jeffrey Payeras, Leonardo Sepulveda, Tyler Turner, Nathan Smith; M: Miguel Aguilar, Jake Artega, Alejandro Covarrubias, Ryo Fujii, Jorge Hernandez, Alex Mendez, Adrian Vera, Raul Mendiola, Jaime Villarreal, Andre Zanga; F: Efrain Alvarez, Justin Dhillon, Jonah Estrada, Ariel Lassiter, Jack McBean, Jose Villarreal, Ethan Zubak

  • Portland – GK: Wade Hamilton, Christian Herrera, Kendall McIntosh; D: Michael Amick, Lamar Batista, Kyle Bjornethun, Rennico Clarke, Marco Farfan, Harold Hanson, Coby Atkinson, Shaquille Jimenez, Amobi Okugo, Max Ornstil; M: Jack Barmby, Russell Cicerone, Will Inalien, Tomas Granitto, Terrell Lowe, Omar Mohamed, Bill Tuiloma, Adrian Villegas, Renzo Zambrano; F: Victor Arboleda, Gio Calixtro, Jeremy Ebobisse, Augustine Williams

Discipline

  • Los Angeles – None

  • Portland – Accumulation warning: Lamar Batista

Officials

  • REF: KYLE BURKHARDT

  • AR1: Adrian Gonzalez

  • AR2: Osvaldo Delgado-Landeros

  • 4TH: Mark Allatin

Game hashtag:

  • #LAvPOR

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