Portland Timbers 0, LA Galaxy 1 | 2016 US Open Cup Match Recap
The LA Galaxy rode an early goal to the quarterfinal round of the 2016 U.S. Open Cup on Wednesday, defeating the Portland Timbers 1-0 at Providence Park in the Round of 16.
The Galaxy took care of business early, as Homegrown midfielder Raul Mendiola made a late run and received Emmanuel Boateng's centering pass in the box, burying it past Timbers goalkeeper Wade Hamilton just five minutes in.
Portland had a handful of decent looks, but failed to really test Galaxy goalkeeper Clement Diop for most of the night, even with the additions of Diego Valeri, Fanendo Adi and Lucas Melano in the second half.
LA will host the Seattle Sounders in the quarterfinal round of the U.S. Open Cup on July 20.
Portland Timbers (4-2-3-1, left to right): Wade Hamilton - Zarek Valentin, Jermaine Taylor, Nat Borchers, Taylor Peay - Darlington Nagbe, Jack Jewsbury - Darren Mattocks, Ned Grabavoy (Diego Valeri 64'), Jack Barmby (Lucas Melano 73') - Jack McInerney (Fanendo Adi 66')
LA Galaxy (4-2-3-1, left to right): Clement Diop - Ashley Cole, Jelle Van Damme, Dave Romney, AJ DeLaGarza - Jeff Larentowicz, Baggio Husidic - Emmanuel Boateng, Sebastian Lletget, Raul Mendiola (Mike Magee 64') - Jack McBean (Alan Gordon 89')