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August 7, 2013 9:30 PM EDT
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Diego Valeri 90+1′
78′ Joao Plata
 

U.S. Open Cup Preview: Real Salt Lake - Portland Timbers

Neither MLS Western Conference power has won the Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup before, but the winner will go on to host the 100th edition of the final.

By Avi Creditor

Real Salt Lake
Victor Decolongon
  PROBABLE LINEUPS
Real Salt Lake (4-4-2): Rimando; Beltran, Maund, Borchers, Wingert; Beckerman, Grabavoy; Gil, Morales; Findley, Saborio.

INJURY REPORT

OUT: Rich Balchan (L shoulder surgery), Carlos Salcedo (gall bladder removal), Josh Saunders (L ACL tear), Chris Schuler (L foot), John Stertzer (R shoulder surgery), Kwame Watson-Siriboe (R ACL tear)

ROAD TO THE SEMIFINALS

3rd round - Def. Atlanta Silverbacks 3-2

4th round - Def. Charleston Battery 5-2

Quarterfinals - Def. Carolina RailHawks 3-0

  PROBABLE LINEUPS
Portland Timbers (4-3-3): Ricketts; Harrington, Kah, Jean-Baptiste, Jewsbury; Chara, W. Johnson, Valeri; Nagbe, R. Johnson, Wallace.

INJURY REPORT:

OUT: Brent Richards (ACL surgery), Bright Dike (ACL surgery), Mikael Silvestre (ACL surgery), Dylan Tucker-Gangnes (concussion), David Horst (R tibia plateau surgery)

ROAD TO THE SEMIFINALS

3rd round - Def. Wilmington Hammerheads 5-1

4th round - Def. Tampa Bay Rowdies 2-0

Quarterfinals - Def. FC Dallas 3-2

  DID YOU KNOW?
  • Neither side has captured a U.S. Open Cup before, but the winner will host the final after a random coin flip at the U.S. Soccer headquarters determined the championship match site.
  • Either D.C. United or the Chicago Fire will be waiting in the final.
  • Former RSL midfielder Will Johnson has had a tremendous season for Portland, captaining the team to an 8-3-11 record thus far in league play and earning a start in the MLS All-Star Game.
  • Newly acquired RSL center back Brandon McDonald is cup-tied and unable to play after appearing in an earlier match in the competition with D.C. United.
  • RSL has yet to play an MLS team in the Open Cup, defeating two NASL and one USL PRO side en route to the semifinals
  • RSL and Portland are two of the top teams in the MLS Western Conference. RSL leads the table with 38 points (11-7-5 record), while Portland is three points back with a game in hand.
  • Surprisingly, the teams have yet to meet yet in league play, but they will do so three times in the next two months including two more games in August.
  • Portland forward Frederic Piquionne is the leading scorer in the Open Cup, with five goals. Four of them came in the club's 5-1 demolition of USL PRO's Wilmington Hammerheads in the third round.


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USA - Major League Soccer ‎(MLS)‎ Apr 19, 2014 Real Salt Lake 1 - Portland Timbers 0
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USA - Major League Soccer ‎(MLS)‎ Nov 24, 2013 Portland Timbers 0 - Real Salt Lake 1
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USA - Major League Soccer ‎(MLS)‎ Nov 10, 2013 Real Salt Lake 4 - Portland Timbers 2
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USA - Major League Soccer ‎(MLS)‎ Oct 19, 2013 Portland Timbers 0 - Real Salt Lake 0
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USA - Major League Soccer ‎(MLS)‎ Aug 30, 2013 Real Salt Lake 4 - Portland Timbers 2
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Available Squads
18Nick RimandoGoalkeeper
16Carlos SalcedoDefender
17Chris WingertDefender
6Nat BorchersDefender
2Tony Beltran Defender
5Kyle BeckermanMidfielder
9Khari StephensonMidfielder
21Luis GilMidfielder
20Ned GrabavoyMidfielder
15A. SaboríoStriker
10Robbie FindleyStriker
24Jeff AttinellaGoalkeeper
11Javier MoralesMidfielder
5Lovel PalmerMidfielder
26Juan Sebastián VelásquezMidfielder
-Yordany Alvarez OropezaMidfielder
8Joao PlataStriker
13Olmes Fernando García FlórezStriker
1Donovan RickettsGoalkeeper
16Andrew-Jean BaptisteDefender
5Michael HarringtonDefender
44Pa-Modou KahDefender
-Ryan MillerDefender
21Diego Ferney CharáMidfielder
8Diego ValeriMidfielder
4Will JohnsonStriker
6Darlington NagbeStriker
22Rodney WallaceDefender
-Ryan JohnsonDefender
90Jake GleesonGoalkeeper
23Alvas PowellDefender
31Rauwshan McKenzieDefender
14Ben ZemanskiMidfielder
13Jack JewsburyDefender
11Kalif AlhassanMidfielder
20A. ValenciaStriker
Results
Semi Finals
Times In EDT
 
Top Scorers
Player   Goals Penalties
Diego Valeri Diego Valeri
Midfielder
Portland Timbers
1 0
Dwayne De Rosario Dwayne De Rosario
Midfielder
Toronto FC
1 0
A. Saborío A. Saborío
Striker
Real Salt Lake
1 0
Joao Plata Joao Plata
Striker
Real Salt Lake
1 0
Nick DeLeon Nick DeLeon
Midfielder
D.C. United
1 0