The United States Soccer Federation issued a statement on Friday regarding an alleged “racial epithet” used in the cup quarterfinal between LAFC and Portland Timbers.
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Behind a stout defense, stellar goalkeeping from Jeff Attinella and a Sebastian Blanco goal in the 30th minute, the Timbers used a complete team effort to hold off the Los Angeles Galaxy to advance in the tournament.
The Lamar Hunt US Open Cup Round of 16 kicks off tonight with the Portland Timbers hosting MLS opponent the Los Angeles Galaxy at Providence Park.
In 2015, the last time the Seattle Sounders met the Portland Timbers in the US Open Cup, the match featured a 3-1 Seattle home loss, three red cards and Clint Dempsey ripping up the referee’s notebook. This time around, the Sounders were able to enact their revenge.
The Galaxy are back in the Quarterfinals for the second straight year.