Portland Timbers 2

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Portland Timbers 2
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Full name Portland Timbers 2
Nickname(s) T2
Founded 2014
Stadium Merlo Field
Portland, Oregon
Owner Portland Timbers (Peregrine Sports)
President Merritt Paulson
Head Coach Jay Vidovich
League USL
2015 Western Conference: 8th
Playoffs: Did not qualify
Website Club home page
Current season

Portland Timbers 2 is an American professional soccer team based in Portland, Oregon, and play in the United Soccer League, the third tier of the United States Soccer Pyramid. T2 is the reserve squad of the (MLS) club, Portland Timbers.[1][2][3]


The Timbers announced the formation of their USL Pro team at a press conference on October 14, 2014. Their home games will be played at Merlo Field, a soccer-specific stadium at the University of Portland. Jay Vidovich, long-time Wake Forest head coach and two-time NSCAA National Coach of the Year, was hired as T2's head coach on December 18, 2014.[4][5] Timbers 2 held an open tryout in February 2015. It was announced on February 19 that there are six players currently signed to Timbers 2.[6]

2015 season[edit]

In T2's first season, the team finished in 8th place in the Western Conference of the league table with 11 wins, 15 losses, and 2 ties.

Badge and crest[edit]

T2's logo has the same axe that is used in their parent counterpart's logo. The shape of their logo and design were once used for the USL Pro Portland Timbers.

Current roster and staff[edit]

Where a player has not declared an international allegiance, nation is determined by place of birth. Squad correct as of March 26, 2015.

No. Position Player Nation
29 Goalkeeper Luthy, JustinJustin Luthy      United States
30 Forward Belmar, KharltonKharlton Belmar      United States
38 Defender Rose, MattMatt Rose      United States
40 Midfielder Payne, TimTim Payne      New Zealand
44 Defender Delbridge, HarrisonHarrison Delbridge      Australia
45 Defender Fisher, DevonDevon Fisher      United States
47 Defender Clarke, RennicoRennico Clarke      Jamaica
49 Forward Safiu, FatawuFatawu Safiu (on loan from Inter Allies)     Ghana
50 Defender Bodily, BlakeBlake Bodily      United States
52 Midfielder Gavin, BlairBlair Gavin      United States
55 Forward Richards, BrentBrent Richards      United States
73 Forward Biglieri, SantiagoSantiago Biglieri      Argentina
76 Goalkeeper Withrow, DanielDaniel Withrow      United States
77 Forward Winchester, RundellRundell Winchester (on loan from Central FC)     Trinidad and Tobago
84 Midfielder Casiple, SethSeth Casiple      United States
97 Midfielder Lowe, TerrellTerrell Lowe      United States
99 Defender O'Rourke, DannyDanny O'Rourke      United States

Head coach[edit]

Name Nat Tenure
Jay Vidovich  USA December 18, 2014–present


Year by year[edit]

Year Division League Regular Season (W-L-T) Playoffs U.S. Open Cup Avg. Attendance
2015 3 USL 11-15-2 (Western Conf: 8th) DNQ 3R 3,362


  1. ^ "Portland Timbers announce USL PRO team, T2". Portland Timbers. October 14, 2014. Retrieved October 14, 2014. 
  2. ^ "Timbers Announce USL PRO Team". United Soccer Leagues (USL). October 14, 2014. Retrieved October 14, 2014. 
  3. ^ "A 3rd pro soccer team in Portland? 3 reasons why the Timbers are making it happen". Portland Business Journal. October 14, 2014. Retrieved October 14, 2014. 
  4. ^ "T2 names Jay Vidovich as first head coach". Portland Timbers. December 18, 2014. Retrieved December 18, 2014. 
  5. ^ "Portland Timbers hire longtime Wake Forest head coach Jay Vidovich to lead USL PRO side Timbers 2". Major League Soccer (MLS). December 18, 2014. Retrieved December 18, 2014. 
  6. ^ http://www.stumptownfooty.com/2015/2/19/8072033/portland-timbers-2-sign-six-players

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