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Andrés Gómez Gives Real Salt Lake Halftime Lead Over Timbers

May 10, 2023, 9:22 PM | Updated: 9:26 pm

SALT LAKE CITY – Real Salt Lake midfielder Andrés Gómez lifted his club to a halftime lead with a goal late in the first half against the Portland Timbers in the 2023 U.S. Open Cup.

The Timbers hosted RSL at Providence Park in Portland, Oregon on Wednesday, May 10.

In the 41st minute, Gómez crushed a shot from outside the 18-yard box. The strike sailed into the back left corner of the net and gave Real Salt Lake its first advantage of the contest.

Gómez’s goal put RSL in front at halftime, 2-1.

After trailing following a Portland goal in the fourth minute of the contest, RSL’s first goal of the match came from Danny Musovski in the 30th minute.

In 10 Major League Soccer matches with RSL this season, Gómez has recorded one goal, three assists, 18 shots, and eight shots on goal.

Real Salt Lake’s match against Portland is broadcast on YouTube and KSL Sports Zone.

Portland Timbers vs. Real Salt Lake

Real Salt Lake will make its way to the Pacific Northwest for a U.S. Open Cup fourth-round game against the Portland Timbers FC.

Real Salt Lake and Portland both faced off against USLC clubs in the third round and walked out with 3-1 wins. RSL over the Las Vegas Lights and Portland over the Orange County SC.

After no draws and no shutouts through the first eight games of the Major League Soccer season, Real Salt Lake’s previous two games against Seattle and Houston were scoreless draws.

RSL sits in the 11th seed in the MLS’s Western Conference with a 3-5-2 record. Portland holds the 9-seed with a 3-5-3 record.

Along with a similar record, RSL and Portland share another similarity. A lengthy injury report. There is a total of 14 players who are listed as out or questionable between the two clubs.

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Most of the Timbers’ injuries come in the attacking end. They are missing Felipe Mora (striker), David Ayala (midfielder), Tega Ikoba (forward), and Eryk Williamson (midfielder). Dairon Asprilla (winger) and David Bingham (goalkeeper) are listed as questionable.

Jasper Löffelsend (ankle) and Erik Holt (shoulder) are listed as out for Real Salt Lake. Anderson Julio and Bode Hidalgo have both been upgraded to questionable as they fight through their hamstring injuries.

Midfielder Pablo Ruiz is set to return after missing the Houston road trip due to a yellow card suspension.

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