Photo courtesy Charis Wilson / Seattle Sounders FC 2
TACOMA, Wash. – With the second meeting between rivals Seattle Sounders FC 2 and Portland Timbers 2 this season seemingly resigned to a scoreless draw, a goal kick from T2 keeper Alex Mangels found a streaking Victor Arboleda on the left wing whose cross left teammate Eryk Williamson nothing to do but touch it into the back of the net for the decisive strike in a 1-0 victory for Portland at Cheney Stadium on Saturday. Williamson’s intervention came just before the final whistle and felled an effort in which Sounders FC 2 out-shot the visitors overall. Despite the edge, Seattle (2-5-1 7pts) failed to mount a serious threat to Mangel’s goal en route to its fifth loss in seven matches. Portland (5-3-2, 17pts) stole the spoils in an outing that saw the side finish with just three shots on target of its own.
90’+2 – POR – Eryk Williamson (Victor Arboleda)
Three Things That Matter
USLSoccer.com Man of the Match:
Eryk Williamson, Portland Timbers 2 – Former U.S. U20 international Williamson was the man on the spot to send T2 over the top, capping a performance in which he recorded three tackles and three interceptions to go with the game-winning strike
Seattle Sounders FC 2 at Reno 1868 FC – May 19, 10:30 p.m. ET, Greater Nevada Field
Portland Timbers 2 vs. LA Galaxy II – May 18, 2 p.m. ET, Providence Park