Timbers beat Bakersfield, advance in U.S. Open Cup
Lawrence Olum and Luc Harrington scored early goals, and the Portland Timbers advanced to the next round of the Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup with a solid 2-0 victory over the Bakersfield Brigade Tuesday night.
4th - Lawrence Olum heads in a corner kick from Luke Kreamalmeyer ... Portland up 1-0 early.
18th - Luc Harrington makes good on a cross from Kiki Lara to give the Timbers a 2-0 lead.
Luc Harrington hit the crossbar shortly after the Olum's goal. The ball bounced high into the air and into the arms of the Bakersfield 'keeper Cisneros.
15th - Timbers' 1-0 lead holding up.
18th - Kiki Lara drives down the left side and crosses to Luc Harrington, who heads it into the far corner on the fly to give Portland a 2-0 lead.
25th - neither team able to create chances ... continued back-and-forth play at midfield ... Timbers 2, Brigade 0.
27th - Goalkeeper Bayard Elfvin issued yellow card prior to goal kick for undisclosed reason ... Brigade awarded free kick near top of the box ... kick goes into wall, normal run of play ensues.
32nd - Timbers corner kick ... easily cleared as play continues.
35th - Timbers still holding 2-0 advantage over Premier Development League opponent.
40th - it's a hot summer evening in Bakersfield, and the tally is still 2-0 with new scoring chances at a premium.
42nd - Olum gets a decent look from roughly 15 yards out, shot goes a few feet over the crossbar.
HALFTIME - Timbers 2, Bakersfield 0
Second half is underway ... no changes for the Timbers.
48th - Kreamalmeyer free kick off side of net.
53rd - Portland corner kick ... Kreamalmeyer clashes with Bakersfield goalkeeper off Scot Thompson miss ... Kreamalmeyer issued yellow card.
55th - another Timbers corner ... no threat.
Bakersfield Sub - Ryan Gay in for Jose Orneias, who was issued a yellow card moments prior.
60th - Bakersfield corner ... no threat.
62nd - Bakersfield corner ... cleared.
65th - Aguilera-Navarra gets ball over top of defenders, shot from 15 yards out turns out weak, easily scooped up by Elfvin to preserve 2-0 Portland lead.
68th - Bakersfield sub: Salvado Pinto-Barbosa on for Jay Gore.
69th - Portland sub: Chris Bagley on for Harrington.
70th - Bakersfield sub: Francisco Javier Gomez on for Humberto Lopez.
75th - Leonard Griffin issued a yellow card for a dangerous tackle.
78th - Bakersfield sub: Ryan Williams on for Santiago Aguilera-Navarro.
78th - Portland sub: Bryan Jordan on for Olum.
85th - smooth sailing for Timbers: Portland 2, Brigade 0.
86th - Bakersfield corner ... bounces around in box ... Elfvin makes clutch one-handed save to preserve 2-0 lead.
87th - Jordan gets loose one-on-one, fires shot wide at Bakersfield net.
90th - two minutes stoppage time added.
FINAL - Portland 2, Bakersfield 0 ... Timbers advance to face winner of Seattle-Banat Arsenal match.
POR – GK Elfvin, D S. Thompson, D J. Thompson, D Morrison, D Griffin, M Lara, M Higgins, M Taylor, M Olum (Jordan, 78), F Harrington (Bagley, 69), F Kreamalmeyer
BAK – GK Cisneros, D Ashurst, D Gore (Pinto-Barbosa, 68), D Singh, D Rodriguez, M Orneias (Gay), M Alesci, M Guzman, M Lopez (F. Gomez, 70), F M. Gomez, F Aguilera-Navarro (Williams, 78)