Orange County SC begin a busy week on the road on Wednesday, as they travel up to the Pacific Northwest for the first time this season to play Portland Timbers 2.
These teams met just last month for the first time, with a resurgent Portland racing out to a 2-0 lead in the first half before Orange County came back to battle for a 2-2 draw, in a weekday matinee match at Orange County Great Park.
While it will be a busy week for OCSC, with a game also at the weekend, they are not coming in on short rest, having had last weekend off after playing last Wednesday. In this way, the rhythm issues that seemed to plague the Orange County lineup last time out against T2 shouldn’t be a problem here.
Still, Timbers 2 are really trying to be competitive this season, and as they showed in the last meeting, they’ll give Orange County a hard time. Believe it or not, but even with Orange County flying high these days in 2nd place in the Western Conference, T2 are just five points behind them in 5th place, so there’s plenty to play for in the final months of the season. It should be a good game.
Tale of the Tape:
Orange County SC: 47 points (14-6-5), 2nd place in Western Conference; Goal Difference: +23; Last five games: W-W-W-D-D
Portland Timbers 2: 42 points (13-10-3), 5th place in Western Conference; Goal Difference: +6; Last five games: W-W-W-L-D
How to Watch Portland Timbers 2 vs. Orange County SC: The game is scheduled to kick off at 7 pm PT at Merlo Field in Portland, Ore. You can watch the stream only on ESPN+.
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