PORTLAND – The Portland Timbers 2 continued their winning ways Wednesday night at Merlo Stadium, as the home side recorded a 3-2 victory against Rio Grande Valley FC. Despite being down 1-0 at halftime, T2 rallied and scored three goals within 12 minutes of each other in the second half to earn all three points. Foster Langsdorf scored the game-winning goal in the 68th minute, heading in the ball after a quality cross into the box from Terrell Lowe. Jack Barmby scored T2's second from the penalty spot in the 61st minute after Jeremy Ebobisse smashed in a left-footed volley to even things up in the 56th minute. The visitors got on the scoreboard first in the 30th minute, when Todd Wharten whipped in a corner kick towards the front post. Conor Donovan headed Wharten’s cross further along before Omar Ontiveros rose high to head the ball past Portland goalkeeper Kendall McIntosh. After conceding three goals, RGVFC got one back by way of a penalty kick from Todd Wharten, but the road side was unable to tie things up before the final whistle. With the result, Portland improves to 3-2-1 on the year, while RGVFC moves to 0-3-2 this campaign.
30’ – RGV – Omar Ontiveros (Conor Donovan)
56’ – POR – Jeremy Ebobisse
61’ – POR – Jack Barmby (PK)
68’ – POR – Foster Langsdorf (Terrell Lowe)
81’ – RGV – Todd Wharten (PK)
Three Things That Matter:
USLSoccer.com Man of the Match
Jeremy Ebobisse, Portland Timbers 2 – The forward scored T2’s first goal of the evening and completed 81.8 percent of his passes.
Portland Timbers 2 vs. Reno 1868 FC – April 21, 10 p.m. ET, Merlo Stadium
Rio Grande Valley FC vs. Orange County SC – April 18, 10 p.m. ET, H-E-B Park