Playing for the eighth time in U.S. Open Cup play in the past 15 years, the Portland Timbers defeated Seattle Sounders FC, 2-1, Wednesday night at Cheney Stadium in Tacoma. Here are three #StatMan takeaways from the match.
4 Forward Brian Fernandez scored his fifth and sixth goals as a member of the Timbers in just four appearances. Fernandez is the first Timbers player ever to score in each of his first four competitive matches with the club.
39 The victory was the 39th time Portland has defeated the Sounders in a competitive match. It is the third time the Timbers beat their Cascadia rivals in the U.S. Open Cup (2005, 2015, 2019).