Dynamo 2 fall to Timbers 2


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HILLSBORO, Ore. (Sunday, June 19, 2022) – Houston Dynamo 2 split the regular season series with Timbers 2 after they fell 2-1 on the road in Oregon earlier today.  


Dynamo 2 took the lead in the 14th minute after midfielder Marcelo Palomino was brought down inside the box. Forward Papa N’Doye converted from the penalty spot in the 15th minute for his fourth goal of season.  


Timbers scored the equalizer in the 80th minute following a cross from Selmir Miscic that found Dawson McCartney. Seconds before the final whistle, David Ayala found Zac McGraw inside the box and his header secured three points for Timbers 2.  


Houston’s first shot of the game came in the 13th minute off a corner kick that found defender Talen Maples at the far post, but his header went wide. The Dynamo forced a save minutes later after Palomino dribbled inside the box to create space for a shot that was saved by Timbers 2 goalkeeper Justin vorn Steeg.  


Portland responded in the 22nd minute following a shot from Victor Griffith at the edge of the box that would eventually end with a sequence of four blocked shots in a span of 11 seconds. The Dynamo backline combined for nine blocked shots tonight and Dynamo goalkeeper Xavier Valdez finished with two saves.  


Dynamo 2 midfielder Jacob Evans nearly doubled Houston’s lead in the 33rd minute, but his header was saved at the near post by the Timbers 2 goalkeeper. The Dynamo 2 offense finished with seven shots on target against Timbers 2 and forced six saves.  


Forward Kyle Edwards nearly doubled the lead for Houston in the 72nd minute, but his effort bounced off the crossbar and eventually cleared by Portland.   


Valdez was called into action in the 77th minute after a corner kick found McCartney inside the box, his effort was denied by Valdez and eventually cleared by the Dynamo backline.  


N’Doye nearly tallied his second goal of the evening in the 87th minute with a header that forced a save from the Timbers 2 shot stopper.  


Dynamo 2 return to AVEVA Stadium on Sunday, June 26 to host the Tacoma Defiance at 7 p.m. CT.  



Timbers 2 (1-8-2; 7 pts.) 2-1 Houston Dynamo 2 (7-4-1; 22 pts.) 

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Timbers 2 

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HOU: Papa N’Doye 4 (penalty kick) 15’ 

POR: Dawson McCartney 2 (Selmir Miscic 3) 80’ 

POR: Zac McGraw 1 (David Ayala 1) 90+3’ 




Timbers 2: Justin vom Steeg, Julian Bravo, Justin Rasmussen, Pablo Bonilla (Carlos Vivas 66’), Zac McGraw, George Fochive (Johan Hinestroza 46’), David Ayala, Victor Griffith, Blake Bodily (Selmir Miscic 67’), Tega Ikoba (Jamin Gogo Peters 67’), Dawson McCartney (Diego Elizalde 90’) 


Unused substitutes: Hunter Sulte, Dylan Akau, Ismaila Jome, Cole Cruthers 


Total shots: 16 (David Ayala, Dawson McCartney and Victor Griffith tied with 3); Shots on goal: 4 (Zac McGraw 2); Fouls: 14 (David Ayala 3); Offside: 2 (Tega Ikoba and Jamin Gogo Peters tied with 1); Corner kicks: 4; Saves: 6 (Justin Vom Stegg 6) 


Houston Dynamo 2: Xavier Valdez, Micael, Jathan Juarez, Jon-Talen Maples, Mujeeb Murana, Brooklyn Raines (Diego Gonzalez 73’), Juan Castilla, Marcelo Palomino, Jacob Evans (Diego Rosas 84’), Kyle Edwards, Papa Ndoye 


Unused substitutes: Paulo Lima, Joseph Farouz, D'Lo Herrera, Reese Miller, Andrew Pannenberg, Sterling Penninston-John, Joyner Castillo 


Total shots: 14 (Kyle Edwards 4); Shots on goal: 7 (Jacob Evans and Papa N’Doye tied with 2); Fouls: 12 (Brooklyn Raines 3); Offside: 4 (Kyle Edwards 3); Corner kicks: 6; Saves: 2 (Xavier Valdez 2) 

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