Full time: LAFC 3, Portland Timbers 2. The Black-and-Gold keep on rolling, and are in the final four of the U.S. Open Cup! Check out the full recap here.
81st minute: Offside. Diomande scores but the goal is chalked off for offside.
52nd minute: Goal Portland. Vytas blasts in a shot to cut LAFC’s lead to one. Never boring, as we say about LAFC.
51st minute: GOOOOOOOOL LAFC! Marco Ureña finally breaks his duck, with a little flick on to put LAFC ahead 3-1.
45+2nd minute: Goal Portland. Julio Cascante with a header on a free kick to narrow their deficit just before the break. LAFC lead 2-1, but it doesn’t look quite as good as it did a moment ago.
38th minute: GOOOOOOOOOOOOL! Vela with the patience to wait for an opening before slotting the shot home through traffic. LAFC up 2-0.
33rd minute: GOAL! LAFC move it around off a free kick, and Carlos Vela’s eventual cross is headed in by Timbers midfielder David Guzman. Own goal, doesn’t matter! We’ll take it.
18th minute: Double save! Tyler Miller was on his own against Dairon Asprilla, but he stepped up to make two saves and keep the game scoreless.
LAFC make a couple changes, but most notably, Latif Blessing and Marco Ureña start in this one.
The Timbers, meanwhile, make five changes, including putting Diego Valeri and Samuel Armenteros on the bench.
This is it, the biggest game in Los Angeles Football Club history (so far), the U.S. Open Cup quarterfinal round. The expansion side hosts the Portland Timbers in the teams’ second game in four days, after they tied 0-0 on Sunday at Banc of California Stadium.
The Timbers have reached the U.S. Open Cup semifinals once before and are looking for a return, while LAFC are in their maiden campaign and are seeking history. Both of these teams want the trophy, and it’s going to be a fascinating match in the winner moves on format.
No suspensions on either side, LAFC list Eduard Atuesta still out with his ankle injury, and Andre Horta is once more listed as questionable on the injury report. No players are currently listed as out for the Timbers, so they should have a full squad for Giovanni Savarese to choose from.
Regardless of what happens here, there’s still plenty to play for this season for the loser in this match over the rest of the season, but the team that wins this game is only two wins away from silverware, in the oldest soccer competition in the United States. Should be a great game.
How to Watch LAFC vs. Portland Timbers:
The match broadcast is scheduled start at 7:30 pm PT. Kickoff will come right around that time. You can watch the game on USsoccer.com in the United States.
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