USL PDL MATCH RECAP | Kitsap Pumas 0, Portland Timbers U23 0

BREMERTON, Wash. – Playing their final game of a two-match road trip, the Portland Timbers U23 played to a 0-0 draw against Kitsap Pumas on Wednesday night at Gordon Field.

The Timbers U23 (2-6-4, 10pts) posted their second straight shutout of the season behind a stout defense and four saves from goalkeeper Andrew Konstantino. Additionally, three players made their U23 debut when defender Kris Reaves and forwards Benji Michel and Nate Shultz all saw action on the pitch.

Attacking off the counter attack in the first half, the Timbers U23 created two goal-scoring opportunities, forcing Pumas goalkeeper Matt Grosey to produce two strong saves to keep the game scoreless.

The Timbers U23 best scoring opportunity came late in the match from second-half substitute Eddie Sanchez when his shot from inside the box was saved by Grosey.

With only two games left in the season, Portland will return home for their final home match in 2016 when they play host to Washington Crossfire at Delta Park on Saturday, July 9; kickoff is set for 6 p.m. (Pacific).

Portland Timbers U23 Starting Lineup:
GK Konstantino, D Reaves, D Boateng, D Prescott. D De Vera, M Ornstil, M Michaelson, M Jella, M Langsdorf, M Jones, F Michel

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