2016 Portland Timbers 2 season

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Portland Timbers 2
2016 season
PresidentMerritt Paulson
Head CoachAndrew Gregor
StadiumMerlo Field
Portland, Oregon
(Capacity: 4,892)
United Soccer League9th
USL PlayoffsDNQ
Top goalscorer
Neco Brett(7)
Highest home attendance2,231
(May 21 vs Vancouver Whitecaps FC 2)
Lowest home attendance1,528
(Apr. 8 vs Rio Grande Valley)
Average home league attendance1,739.75
Primary colors
Secondary colors
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The 2016 Portland Timbers 2 season is the 2nd season for the Portland Timbers 2 in United Soccer League (USL), the third-division professional soccer league in the United States and Canada. Portland Timbers 2 are the reserve team of MLS side, Portland Timbers.

Background[edit]

Competitions[edit]

United Soccer League[edit]

Competition Started Round Final Position First Match Last Match Qualification
2016 USL Regular Season (Western Conference) USL 1 9th March 26, 2016 September 24, 2016 2016 USL Playoffs
2016 USL Playoffs DNQ - - -

Preseason[edit]

  Win   Draw   Loss   Upcoming fixture

USL Regular Season[edit]

  Win   Draw   Loss   Upcoming fixture

Results by round[edit]
Round123456789101112131415161718192021222324252627282930
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ResultLLLWLWDWLLWWDLLLDLLDWWLLWWWWWW
Updated to match(es) played on September 17, 2016. Source: Schedule
A = Away; H = Home; W = Win; D = Draw; L = Loss
Results by location[edit]
Overall Home Away
Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts W D L GF GA GD W D L GF GA GD
30 13 4 13 38 40  −2 43 7 3 5 23 22  +1 6 1 8 15 18  −3

Last updated: September 27, 2016.
Source: Match reports

USL Playoffs[edit]

  Win   Draw   Loss   Upcoming fixture

Western Conference Standings[edit]

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification
7 Oklahoma City Energy 30 10 13 7 32 30 +2 43 Conference Playoffs
8 Orange County Blues 30 12 4 14 39 41 −2 40
9 Portland Timbers 2 30 12 4 14 38 42 −4 40
10 San Antonio FC 30 10 8 12 36 36 0 38
11 Real Monarchs 30 10 6 14 31 41 −10 36
Source: 2016 USL Standings
Rules for classification: 1) total wins; 2) total goal differential; 3) total goals scored; 4) points earned against top four Conference finishers; 5) disciplinary points; 6) coin toss or drawing of lots

U.S. Open Cup[edit]

Beginning 2016 and forward, Portland Timbers 2 will not be eligible to enter the U.S. Open Cup per the USSF rule stating that any USL club that is owned by an MLS club is unable to enter the tournament.[1]

Friendlies[edit]

There were no friendlies for the 2016 season.

Club[edit]

Executive staff[edit]

Position Staff
Majority Owner & President Merritt Paulson
Chief Operating Officer Mike Golub
General Manager / Technical Director Gavin Wilkinson

Last updated: January 12, 2016
Source: Portland Timbers

Coaching staff[edit]

Position Staff
Head Coach Andrew Gregor
Assistant Coach Steve Reese
Assistant Coach Shannon Murray
Strength & Conditioning Coach Charles Burdick
T2 Athletic Trainer Taichi Kitagawa

Last updated: January 6, 2016
Source: Portland Timbers

Grounds[edit]

Ground (capacity and dimensions) Merlo Field (21,144 / 120x75 yards)
Ground (capacity and dimensions) Providence Park (Alternative) (20,438 / 110x75 yards)
Training Ground Adidas Training Facility

Source: Merlo Field

Kits[edit]

Primary Kits[edit]

Portland Timbers 2 will be using the same first kit as first Portland Timbers but instead will have USL patches instead of MLS patches on it. It features a large chevron on the chest with its primary colors being dark green, light green, and white. It features the Portland Timber's community program "Stand Together" on the front.

Primary
Primary Alt.
Type Shirt Shorts Socks
Primary Green / White White Green
Primary Alt. Green / White Green Green

Secondary Kits[edit]

Type Shirt Shorts Socks
Secondary Red / Black Red Red

Third/Alternative Kit[edit]

First Team[edit]

Roster[edit]

All players contracted to the club during the season included. Players added from parent club Portland Timbers when added to USL roster
Last updated: June 13, 2016[2]

No. Name Nationality Positions Date of Birth (Age) Year with Club (Year Signed)
Goalkeepers
29 Justin Luthy (U23) United States GK (1991-04-17) April 17, 1991 (age 28) 2 (2015)
33 Wade Hamilton (T) (SD) United States GK (1994-09-15) September 15, 1994 (age 24) 1 (2016)
43 Kendall McIntosh United States GK (1994-01-24) January 24, 1994 (age 25) 1 (2016)
Defenders
2 Alvas Powell (T) Jamaica DF (1994-07-18) July 18, 1994 (age 25) 1 (2016)
15 Chris Klute (T) United States DF (1990-03-05) March 5, 1990 (age 29) 1 (2016)
20 Taylor Peay (T) United States DF (1991-09-05) September 5, 1991 (age 27) 2 (2015)
28 Andy Thoma (T) United States DF (1993-04-29) April 29, 1993 (age 26) 2 (2015)
32 Trevor Morley (SD) United States DF (1992-12-07) December 7, 1992 (age 26) 1 (2016)
44 Akinjide Idowu Nigeria DF (1996-09-09) September 9, 1996 (age 22) 1 (2016)
47 Rennico Clarke Jamaica DF (1995-08-27) August 27, 1995 (age 23) 2 (2015)
50 Michael Gallagher United States DF / MF (1994-08-07) August 7, 1994 (age 25) 1 (2016)
72 Steven Taylor (T) England DF (1986-01-23) January 23, 1986 (age 33) 1 (2016)
95 Marco Farfan (U18) United States DF (1998-11-12) November 12, 1998 (age 20) 1 (2016)
Midfielders
18 Amobi Okugo (T) United States MF / DF (1991-03-13) March 13, 1991 (age 28) 1 (2016)
23 Jack Barmby (T) England MF / DF / FW (1994-11-14) November 14, 1994 (age 24) 1 (2016)
25 Neco Brett (T) (SD) United States MF (1992-03-22) March 22, 1992 (age 27) 1 (2016)
27 Nick Besler (T) United States MF (1987-04-22) April 22, 1987 (age 32) 2 (2015)
45 Christian Duarte United States MF (1994-02-22) February 22, 1994 (age 25) 1 (2016)
46 Villyan Bijev Bulgaria MF / FW (1993-01-03) January 3, 1993 (age 26) 1 (2016)
49 Irving Garcia United States MF (1988-02-04) February 4, 1988 (age 31) 1 (2016)
51 Steve Palacios United States MF (1993-05-20) May 20, 1993 (age 26) 1 (2016)
70 Dylan Damraoui Belgium MF (1997-05-04) May 4, 1997 (age 22) 1 (2016)
77 Andre Lewis Jamaica MF (1994-08-12) August 12, 1994 (age 25) 1 (2016)
84 Seth Casiple United States MF (1993-08-23) August 23, 1993 (age 25) 2 (2015)
92 Terrell Lowe (U18) United States MF (1998-05-12) May 12, 1998 (age 21) 1 (2016)
96 Blake Bodily (U18) United States MF (1998-01-13) January 13, 1998 (age 21) 2 (2015)
Forwards
19 Ben Polk (T) (SD) England FW (1992-09-19) September 19, 1992 (age 26) 1 (2016)
30 Kharlton Belmar (U23) United States FW (1992-12-01) December 1, 1992 (age 26) 2 (2015)
55 Brent Richards (U23) United States FW (1990-05-21) May 21, 1990 (age 29) 2 (2015)
73 Victor Arboleda Colombia FW / MF (1997-01-01) January 1, 1997 (age 22) 1 (2016)
80 Augustine Williams Sierra Leone FW (1997-08-03) August 3, 1997 (age 22) 1 (2016)
97 Alexis Meva Cameroon FW (1997-09-09) September 9, 1997 (age 21) 1 (2016)
  • (Loan) = On Loan
  • (T) = Loaned in from Portland Timbers (parent club)
  • (U18) = Former Portland Timbers U-18 player
  • (U23) = Former Portland Timbers U-23 player
  • (SD) = 2016 MLS Superdraft Pick

Transfers[edit]

Transfers In[edit]

Date Player Positions Previous Club Fee/Notes Ref
January 26, 2016 Nigeria Akinjide Idowu MF Nigeria Nigeria Youth Soccer Academy [3]
January 26, 2016 Belgium Dylan Damraoui MF Belgium Club Brugge KV [4]
January 26, 2016 Cameroon Alexis Meva FW Spain FC Barcelona Juvenil A [4]
March 1, 2016 United States Trevor Morley DF United States Cal State Northridge Matadors Signed from 2016 MLS SuperDraft [5]
March 18, 2016 Bulgaria Villyan Bijev FW Bulgaria PFC Cherno More Varna [6]
March 18, 2016 United States Michael Gallagher DF / MF United States University of Washington [6]
March 18, 2016 Jamaica Andre Lewis MF Canada Vancouver Whitecaps FC 2 [6]
March 18, 2016 United States Kendall McIntosh GK United States Santa Clara University [6]
March 23, 2016 Colombia Victor Arboleda FW / MF Colombia Deportivo Cali [7]
March 23, 2016 United States Christian Duarte MF United States California State University-Bakersfield [7]
March 23, 2016 United States Irving Garcia MF Guatemala FC Rosario [7]
March 23, 2016 United States Steve Palacios DF / MF United States LA Galaxy II [7]
August 3, 2016 Sierra Leone Augustine Williams FW United States Nomads SC [8]

Loans In[edit]

Date Player Positions Previous Club Fee/Notes Ref
March 26, 2016 United States Wade Hamilton GK United States Portland Timbers Loaned in from parent club. [2]
March 26, 2016 United States Chris Klute DF United States Portland Timbers Loaned in from parent club. [2]
March 26, 2016 United States Taylor Peay DF United States Portland Timbers Loaned in from parent club. [2]
March 26, 2016 United States Andy Thoma DF United States Portland Timbers Loaned in from parent club. [2]
March 26, 2016 United States Anthony Manning DF United States Portland Timbers Loaned in from parent club. [2]
March 26, 2016 United States Neco Brett MF United States Portland Timbers Loaned in from parent club. [2]
March 26, 2016 United States Nick Besler MF United States Portland Timbers Loaned in from parent club. [2]
March 26, 2016 England Ben Polk FW United States Portland Timbers Loaned in from parent club. [2]
March 26, 2016 Jamaica Michael Seaton FW United States Portland Timbers Loaned in from parent club. Waived from Portland Timbers on May 13, 2016. [2]
May 16, 2016 United States Amobi Okugo MF United States Portland Timbers Loaned in from parent club. [2]
June 11, 2016 Jamaica Alvas Powell DF United States Portland Timbers Loaned in from parent club. [2]
June 11, 2016 England Jack Barmby MF / DF / FW United States Portland Timbers Loaned in from parent club. [2]

Loans Out[edit]

Date Player Positions Destination Club Fee/Notes Ref

Transfers Out[edit]

Date Player Positions Destination Club Fee/Notes Ref
January 21, 2016 Australia Harrison Delbridge DF United States FC Cincinnati End of Contract. Signed by FC Cincinnati. [9]
February 3, 2016 United States Blair Gavin MF United States Arizona United SC End of Contract. Signed by Arizona United SC. [10]
March 22, 2016 United States Danny O'Rourke DF No longer on roster. [2]
March 22, 2016 United States Matt Rose DF United States Tampa Bay Rowdies 2 No longer on roster. [2]
March 22, 2016 New Zealand Tim Payne MF New Zealand Eastern Suburbs No longer on roster. [2]
March 22, 2016 Argentina Santiago Biglieri FW Argentina CA Colón No longer on roster. [2]
March 22, 2016 United States Daniel Withrow GK No longer on roster. [2]
March 22, 2016 United States Steve Evans GK No longer on roster. [2]

Contract Extensions[edit]

Date Player Positions Year with Club (Year Signed) Notes Ref

Staff In[edit]

Date Name Position Previous Club Notes Ref
January 26, 2016 United States Shannon Murray Asst. Coach United States Washington Youth Soccer [11]

Staff Out[edit]

Date Name Position Destination Club Notes Ref

National Team Participation[edit]

Player Nation # of Call ups Ref

Statistics[edit]

Appearances[edit]

No. Pos. Name USL USL Playoffs Total
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2 DF Jamaica Alvas Powell 2 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 1 0
12 DF Nigeria Gbenga Arokoyo 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0
15 DF United States Chris Klute 5 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 5 0 1 0
18 MF United States Amobi Okugo 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 0 0 0
19 FW England Ben Polk 25 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 25 1 0 0
20 DF United States Taylor Peay 9 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 9 0 1 0
23 MF England Jack Barmby 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0
25 MF United States Neco Brett 28 7 3 0 0 0 0 0 28 7 3 0
27 MF United States Nick Besler 24 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 24 1 1 0
28 MF United States Andy Thoma 16 0 4 0 0 0 0 0 16 0 4 0
29 GK United States Justin Luthy 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0
30 FW United States Kharlton Belmar 25 3 3 1 0 0 0 0 25 3 3 1
32 DF United States Trevor Morley 17 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 17 0 1 0
33 GK United States Wade Hamilton 11 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 11 0 0 0
43 GK United States Kendall McIntosh 18 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 18 0 1 0
44 DF Nigeria Akinjide Idowu 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0
45 MF United States Christian Duarte 4 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 4 0 1 0
46 MF Bulgaria Villyan Bijev 29 8 4 0 0 0 0 0 29 8 4 0
47 DF Jamaica Rennico Clarke 14 2 2 1 0 0 0 0 14 2 2 1
49 MF United States Irving Garcia 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
50 DF United States Michael Gallagher 24 0 6 0 0 0 0 0 24 0 6 0
51 MF United States Steve Palacios 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 0 0 0
55 FW United States Brent Richards 21 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 21 1 0 0
70 MF Belgium Dylan Damraoui 16 1 2 1 0 0 0 0 16 1 2 1
72 DF England Steven Taylor 2 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 2 1 1 0
73 FW Colombia Victor Arboleda 25 4 2 0 0 0 0 0 25 4 2 0
77 MF Jamaica Andrew Lewis 24 1 3 0 0 0 0 0 13 1 3 0
80 FW Sierra Leone Augustine Williams 11 3 1 0 0 0 0 0 13 3 1 0
84 MF United States Seth Casiple 21 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 21 0 2 0
92 MF United States Terrell Lowe 10 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 10 0 1 0
95 DF United States Marco Farfan 18 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 18 0 2 0
96 MF United States Blake Bodily 16 4 1 0 0 0 0 0 16 4 1 0
97 FW Cameroon Alexis Meva 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 0 0 0
Players who were transferred/waived from the club during active season or on loan
31 FW Jamaica Michael Seaton 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
35 DF United States Anthony Manning 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0

Last updated: September 24, 2016.
Source: USL Team Stats

Goalkeeper stats[edit]

No. Player USL USL Playoffs Total
MIN GA GAA SV MIN GA GAA SV MIN GA GAA SV
29 United States Justin Luthy 90 1 1.00 4 0 0 0.00 0 90 1 1.00 4
33 United States Wade Hamilton 990 20 1.82 41 0 0 0.00 0 990 20 1.82 41
43 United States Kendall McIntosh 1620 21 1.17 65 0 0 0.00 0 1620 21 1.17 65
TOTALS 2700 42 1.40 110 0 0 0.00 0 2700 42 1.40 110

Last updated: September 27, 2016.
Source: USL Team Stats

Top scorers[edit]

The list is sorted by shirt number when total goals are equal.

Rnk Pos No. Player USL USL Playoffs Total
1 MF 25 United States Neco Brett 7 0 7
2 FW 46 Bulgaria Villyan Bijev 6 0 6
3 MF 96 United States Blake Bodily 4 0 4
FW 73 Colombia Victor Arboleda 4 0 4
5 FW 30 United States Kharlton Belmar 3 0 3
6 DF 47 England Rennico Clarke 2 0 2
FW 80 Sierra Leone Augustine Williams 2 0 2
8 FW 19 England Ben Polk 1 0 1
MF 27 United States Nick Besler 1 0 1
FW 55 United States Brent Richards 1 0 1
MF 70 Belgium Dylan Damraoui 1 0 1
DF 72 England Steven Taylor 1 0 1
MF 77 Jamaica Andrew Lewis 1 0 1
Own goals 1 0 1
TOTALS 35 0 35

Last updated: September 22, 2016.
Source: USL Team Stats

Top assists[edit]

The list is sorted by shirt number when total assists are equal.

Rnk Pos No. Player USL USL Playoffs Total
1 FW 46 Bulgaria Villyan Bijev 9 0 9
2 FW 25 United States Neco Brett 3 0 3
FW 30 United States Kharlton Belmar 3 0 3
4 DF 50 United States Michael Gallagher 1 0 1
MF 70 Belgium Dylan Damraoui 1 0 1
MF 77 Jamaica Andre Lewis 1 0 1
MF 84 United States Seth Casiple 1 0 1
TOTALS 19 0 19

Last updated: September 22, 2016.
Source: USL Team Stats

Clean sheets[edit]

The list is sorted by shirt number when total appearances are equal.

Rnk No. Player USL USL Playoffs Total
1 43 United States Kendall McIntosh 5 0 5
2 33 United States Wade Hamilton 2 0 2
3 29 United States Justin Luthy 0 0 0
TOTALS 7 0 7

Last updated: September 22, 2016.
Source: USL Stats

Summary[edit]

Games played 29 (17 USL)
Games won 11 (5 USL)
Games drawn 4 (3 USL)
Games lost 14 (9 USL)
Goals scored 35 (35 USL)
Goals conceded 40 (40 USL)
Goal difference -5 (-5 USL)
Clean sheets 2 (2 USL)
Yellow cards 43 (43 USL)
Red cards 3 (3 USL)
Most appearances 28 Appearances (Villyan Bijev)
Top scorer 7 (Neco Brett)
Top assists 3 (Villyan Bijev)
Top clean sheets 5 (Kendall McIntosh)
Winning Percentage Overall: 11/29 (37.9%)

Last updated: September 22, 2016.
Source: USL Team Stats

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "MLS-owned USL teams not allowed in 2016 U.S. Open Cup, per USSF policy change". TheCup.us. November 4, 2015. Retrieved November 4, 2015.
  2. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l m n o p q r s "Portland Timbers 2 Roster". USL. Retrieved June 13, 2016.
  3. ^ "T2 sign midfielder Akinjide Idowu". January 22, 2016. Retrieved January 22, 2016.
  4. ^ a b "T2 sign midfielder Dylan Damraoui, forward Alexis Meva". February 22, 2016. Retrieved February 23, 2016.
  5. ^ "Portland Timbers sign 2016 MLS SuperDraft picks Neco Brett, Wade Hamilton". March 1, 2016. Retrieved March 1, 2016.
  6. ^ a b c d "T2 sign four players ahead of second USL season". Portland Timbers. March 18, 2016. Retrieved March 22, 2016.
  7. ^ a b c d "T2 sign Arboleda, Duarte, Garcia, Palacios ahead of 2016 USL season opener". Portland Timbers. March 23, 2016. Retrieved March 25, 2016.
  8. ^ "T2 sign forward Augustine Williams". Portland Timbers. August 3, 2016. Retrieved September 22, 2016.
  9. ^ "FC Cincinnati Signs Six More Players". FC Cincinnati. January 21, 2016. Archived from the original on January 27, 2016. Retrieved March 22, 2016.
  10. ^ "Arizona United SC Signs Scottsdale-Native Blair Gavin". Arizona United SC. February 3, 2016. Archived from the original on March 16, 2016. Retrieved March 22, 2016.
  11. ^ "T2 name Shannon Murray assistant coach". Portland Timbers. March 9, 2016. Retrieved April 8, 2016.