HILLSBORO, Por. – Earthquakes II defeated Timbers2 2-0 on Wednesday night at Hillsboro Stadium in Hillsboro, Ore. Eduardo Blancas and Nathan Scott each scored a goal for Quakes II, while goalkeeper Emi Ochoa secured his first shutout of the season. The match marked Quakes II’s first-ever game in the inaugural MLS NEXT Pro season.
Earthquakes II will now return to San Jose to prepare for their next road match against Houston Dynamo 2 on Sunday, April 3 at AVEVA Stadium in Houston, Texas. Kickoff is slated for 6 p.m. PT and the match will be broadcast live on MLSNEXTPro.com.
2022 MLS NEXT Pro Season
Timbers2 (0) – (2) Earthquakes II
Wednesday, March 30, 2022 – Hillsboro Stadium in Hillsboro, Ore.
adidas Player of the Match: Nathan Scott
Quakes II (1-0) – Eduardo Blancas (penalty) 66’
Quakes II (2-0) – Nathan Scott (Jerry Ayon) 69’
Timbers2 – Carlos Vivas (caution) 83’
TIMBERS2: Hunter Sulte; Justin Rasmussen (Carlos Vivas 46), Julian Bravo, Mitchell Ferguson, Pablo Bonilla (Dylan Akau 46); Blake Bodily, David Ayala (Alexis Moreno 46), Ian Shaul (Victor Enriquez 77); Selmir Miscic, Diego Gutierrez, Gerardo Duran (Jamin Gogo Peters 70).
Substitutes not used: Michael Dunne, Sean McDowd, Rowan Schnebly, Milo Wray.
* SHOTS: 4; SHOTS ON GOAL: 1; FOULS: 15; CORNER KICKS: 1; SAVES: 3*
EARTHQUAKES II: Emi Ochoa; CJ Grey, Casey Walls, Alejandro Cano, Omar Lemus (Israel Carrillo 84); Nathan Scott, Max Arfsten (Diogo Baptista 83), Eduardo Blancas, Joaquin Eisenberg (Erick Reyes 62), Jerry Ayon; Diego Otoya (Miles Robinson 62).
Substitutes not used: Ben Asiaba, Eric De La Cerda, Rudi Castro, Allan Juarez, Ethan Kohler.
* SHOTS: 13; SHOTS ON GOAL: 6; FOULS: 12; CORNER KICKS: 5; SAVES: 1*