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Real Salt Lake Advances In U.S. Open Cup With Win Over Timbers

May 10, 2023, 10:28 PM | Updated: May 11, 2023, 9:08 am

SALT LAKE CITYReal Salt Lake advanced in the 2023 U.S. Open Cup with a Round of 32 victory on the road over the Portland Timbers.

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

Real Salt Lake beat Portland, 4-3.

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.

A few minutes before halftime, Andrés Gómez scored to give Real Salt Lake its first lead of the night.

Real Salt Lake owned a 2-1 lead at halftime before the Timbers jumped back in front with a couple of early second half goals. Portland’s Justin Rasmussen (49th minute) and Jaroslaw Niezgoda (52nd minute) combined to score a pair of quick goals to open the fury of second half scoring.

In the 55th minute of play, Real Salt Lake’s Maikel Chang leveled the match with a goal. A few minutes later, the midfielder regained the lead for Real Salt Lake with another strike that found the back of the net.

With the win, RSL advanced to the next round of the tournament. The Round of 16 will take place from May 23-24. Matchups will be determined on May 11.

Real Salt Lake’s next match in Major League Soccer is at home against LAFC on Saturday, May 13 at 7:30 p.m. (MDT). The match can be heard on 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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