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Timbers to face LAFC in U.S. Open Cup Quarterfinals

Time to take the show on the road

Portland Timbers v Los Angeles FC Photo by Katharine Lotze/Getty Images

After dispatching the other team in LA in MLS play, the Timbers will now take their Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup show on the road to Banc of California Stadium to face the black and gold of Los Angeles Football Club on Wednesday, July 10th.

The Timbers have reached the quarterfinals for the second consecutive season and have made a total of four trips to the quarters in team history. The July 10th match will be the third time this season that the Timbers and LAFC have faced each other.

Once again this match will be shown on ESPN+ without blackout restrictions. If you do not have ESPN+, you can always sign up for the free trial just to watch the match.

Here is the full press release from the Portland Timbers:


PORTLAND, Ore. – The Portland Timbers will face Los Angeles FC at Banc of California Stadium in the quarterfinal of the Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup on Wednesday, July 1 of 16 on Thursday night. The Timbers’ second road match of their 2019 U.S. Open Cup campaign will begin at 7:30 p.m. (Pacific).0, it was determined after LAFC defeated the San Jose Earthquakes 3-1 at home in the Round

The Timbers advanced to the quarterfinal for a second consecutive season and the fourth time in club history (2013, 2014, 2018, 2019), following a 4-0 victory over the LA Galaxy at Providence Park in their Round of 16 match on June 19. Brian Fernandez finished the match with a goal and an assist, while Sebastián Blanco and Jorge Moreira each tallied goals for Portland. Since 2013, Portland has nine victories over MLS teams in U.S. Open Cup play, which is tied for second-most during that span. Additionally, the win was also the largest shutout victory the club has ever had in the competition.

The July 10 contest will be the third meeting between Portland and LAFC across all competitions this season, and marks the second time the two teams meet in the U.S. Open Cup. In last season’s U.S. Open Cup quarterfinal matchup, the Timbers fell 3-2 to LAFC at Banc of California Stadium on July 18, 2018.