PORTLAND, Ore. – Earthquakes II defeated Timbers2 2-1 on Friday afternoon at Providence Park in Portland, Ore. Earthquakes II are now 5-1-1 in their last seven matches.
After a scoreless first half, Quakes II opened the scoring in the 68th minute with a goal from 15-year-old Cruz Medina. Rodolfo Castro Jr would double Quakes II’s lead 16 minutes later, adding to his earlier assist. Timbers2 then scored a consolation goal in stoppage time through Blake Bodily.
Earthquakes II will now return to San Jose and prepare to host Real Monarchs on Sunday, July 31. Kickoff from PayPal Park is scheduled for 6 p.m. PT and the match will be broadcast live on MLSNEXTPro.com.
2022 MLS NEXT Pro Season
Timbers2 1 – 2 Earthquakes II
Friday, July 22, 2022 – Providence Park in Portland, Ore.
adidas Player of the Match: Rodolfo Castro Jr
SJ – Cruz Medina (Rodolfo Castro Jr) 68’
SJ – Rodolfo Castro Jr (Omar Lemus) 84’
POR – Blake Bodily (Justin Rasmussen) 90+2’
SJ – Jerry Ayon (caution) 43’
POR – Gerardo Duran (caution) 50’
TIMBERS2: Hunter Sulte; Justin Rasmussen, Julian Bravo, Carlos Vivas, Volodymyr Kubrakov (Jamin Gogo Peters 78); Ismalia Jome (Blake Bodily 46), Johan Hinestroza (Ian Shaul 77), Victor Griffith (Alex Moreno 89), Dawson McCartney; Gerardo Duran (Selmir Miscic 67), Tega Ikoba.
Substitutes not used: Cole Aman, Victor Enriquez, Noah Lawrence, Adrian Ortellao.
SHOTS: 13; SHOTS ON GOAL: 4; FOULS: 11; CORNER KICKS: 4; SAVES: 2
EARTHQUAKES II: Emi Ochoa; Omar Lemus, Israel Carillo, Ethan Kohler, Erick Reyes; George Asomani (Siad Haji 59), Nathan Scott, Cruz Medina (Eduardo Blancas 86), Jerry Ayon, Max Arfsten (Alejandro Cano 77); Rodolfo Castro Jr.
Substitutes not used: Alex Chow, Eric De La Cerda, Joaquin Eisenberg, Will Richmond.
SHOTS: 14; SHOTS ON GOAL: 4; FOULS: 11; CORNER KICKS: 2; SAVES: 3