Timbers2 edged out the Real Monarchs in a 4-2 shootout victory at Hillsboro Stadium Sunday night.
The win marked the second shootout win for the home side, the other coming against Whitecaps FC 2.
Real Monarchs forward Pedro Fonseca grabbed his fourth goal of the season after opening the scoring in the 51st minute. The home side leveled the game with a decisive counterattack that was finished off by midfielder Blake Bodily.
T2 finished the match down a man after midfielder Victor Griffith received a second yellow card in the 84th minute. The red card epitomized the physically in the match as it finished with eight yellow cards, six coming from Real Monarchs.
Both sides ultimately couldn’t find the winner as the deadlock went to a shootout that marked the second loss after a tie for the Real Monarchs.
In the shootout, Timbers2 goalkeeper Hunter Sulte made a vital save to put it out of reach following a miss from Real Monarchs defender Bode Davis.
Both sides matched each other blow for blow to start the second half after a scoreless first half, scoring within four minutes of each other.
Despite the Monarchs losing in a shootout against Timbers2, forward Pedro Fonseca continues to perform.
The 24-year-old Brazilian earned man of the match honors after scoring the lone goal for the visitors, marking his fourth goal of the season to place in a three-way tie for second in the league.
Fonseca attended the University of Louisville where he tallied 15 goals and 16 assists in 48 appearances. The forward appeared in three NCAA Tournaments during his four years of collegiate soccer from 2018 to 2022.
MLS side Real Salt Lake selected Fonseca in the second round of the MLS SuperDraft this year. Now in the Real Monarchs system, the Brazilian forward is making his case to play for the first team in MLS.