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#StatMan Three | Niezgoda finds scoresheet again for Portland

The Portland Timbers advanced to the quarterfinals over FC Cincinnati in the MLS is Back Tournament Knockout Stage presented by Audi after a penalty kick shootout, Tuesday night following a 1-1 draw. Here are three key #StatMan takeaways from the match. 

2 For the second consecutive match, forward Jaroslaw Niezgoda scored for the Timbers. Niezgoda's goal came just three minutes after entering the match as a substitute. 

4 Midfielder Sebastián Blanco delivered an assist in his fourth consecutive match. It is the first time Blanco has ever had four straight matches with an assist as a member of the Timbers. 

5 The shootout was the fifth penalty kick shootout in a competitive match in the 45-year history of the Timbers. Portland has won all three of its shootouts in their MLS era. 

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