LOS ANGELES – The Portland Timbers lost 2-0 to Los Angeles FC in the Round of 32 of the 2022 Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup Tuesday night at Banc of California Stadium.
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23' - CHANCE (POR) - Portland broke free on the counter following an LAFC corner kick, Diego Chara leading the charge. D. Chara was able to spring Marvin Loría and Santiago Moreno with a 2v1 opportunity. Loría crossed to Moreno who took a touch and fired a swerving shot on frame that LAFC goalkeeper Maxime Crépeau dove to parry away.
32' - GOAL (LAFC) - Los Angeles took a 1-0 lead in the 32nd minute when a cross toward the near post found Arango to side-flick into the goal.
38' - SAVE (POR) - Bingham made another good save to push over the bar a point-blank shot from LAFC's Ilie Sanchez. On the ensuing corner, the defense cleared the ball but only as far as Los Angeles' Latif Blessing atop the arc who fired a shot that Bingham again quickly reacted to parry away.
54' - GOAL (LAFC) - LAFC doubled their lead to 2-0 as a low-driven corner kick got knocked down to Los Angeles defender Mamadou Fall to one-time into the back of the Portland net.
71' - CHANCE (POR) - Midfielder Sebastián Blanco sent Jaroslaw Niezgoda forward with a throughball. Niezgoda cut the ball back to Blanco in the area who hit a shot on target that Crépeau pushed over the bar.
72' - CHANCES (POR) - A Rasmussen cross into the mixer was narrowly punched out by Crépeau but it fell to midfielder David Ayala just outside the 18-yard box and he ripped a dipping shot that struck the crossbar.
82' - CHANCE (POR) - Midfielder Cristhian Paredes found space to hit a left-footed skipping shot to the near post that forced a diving stop from Crépeau.
The Portland Timbers return to MLS regular season play Saturday, May 14 when they host Sporting Kansas City at Providence Park (7pm PT, TICKETS, FOX 12 PLUS)
Portland Timbers vs. Los Angeles FC (Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup – Round of 32)
May 10, 2022 – Banc of California Stadium (Los Angeles)
LAFC: Arango (Opoku), 32
LAFC: Fall, 54
LAFC: Musovski (caution), 60
POR: Fogaça (caution), 65
POR: GK Bingham, D Bonilla, D McGraw, D Tuiloma, D Rasmussen, M Griffith (Niezgoda, 66 (J. Bravo, 89)), M D. Chara © (Paredes, 59), M Ayala, M Moreno (Y. Chara, 66), M Loría (Blanco, 66), F Fogaça
Substitutes Not Used: GK Ivacic, D Mabiala
TOTAL SHOTS: 16 (Ayala, 4); SHOTS ON GOAL: 6 (six players tied, 1); FOULS: 15 (Fogaça, 4); OFFSIDES:1; CORNER KICKS: 4; SAVES: 6
LAFC: GK Crépeau, D Palacios (Escobar, 75), D Fall, D Ibeagha, D Hollingshead, M Cifuentes (Ginella, 75), M Sánchez, M Blessing (Acosta, 61), F Musovski, F Arango (Vela, 61), F Opoku (Jennings, 83)
Substitutes Not Used: GK McCarthy, D Leone, D Franco
TOTAL SHOTS: 14 (Musovski, 4); SHOTS ON GOAL: 8 (Arango, Musovski, 2); FOULS: 15 (Cifuentes, 3); OFFSIDES: 4; CORNER KICKS: 7; SAVES: 6
Referee: Mark Allatin
Weather: Sunny, 64 degrees
All statistics contained in this box score are unofficial
- The Timbers were knocked out of the 2022 Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup in the round of 32.
- The match marked Portland’s 35th U.S. Open Cup game, dating back to 2004.
- Overall, Portland is 19-16-0 in Open Cup play, and 12-9-0 in its MLS era.
- In 15 matchups across all competitions, Portland and LAFC are even with a record of 5-5-5.
- Nathan Fogaça earned his debut for the Timbers, starting and playing the full 90 minutes.
- On short-term loans from T2, Victor Griffith and Julian Bravo also made their debut for the first team.
- David Ayala led the Timbers in shots with four.
- David Bingham recorded six saves in the match.