Portland Timbers U-23s (PDL) 0, La Maquina (Calif.) 2
California amateur side La Maquina traveled up the 405 to dispatch the Portland Timbers U-23s 2-0 in the First Round of the 2016 U.S. Open Cup. Alejandro Velazquez struck in the opening minutes of the match for the visitors and the game remained scoreless throughout until Edwin Barboa put the match away with a goal for La Maquina in second half extra time. The win sends La Maquina to a Second Round date with Sacramento Gold at Lake Forest Sports Complex in Lake Fores, Calif., on May 18.
La Maquina (Calif., Open Division) at Portland Timbers U-23s (PDL)
Time/Location: 7:30 p.m. PT; Providence Park; Portland, Ore.
La Maquina Previous Appearances: First appearance
Portland Timbers U-23s Previous Appearances: Fourth appearance
- Strikers FC advanced to the U.S. Open Cup after defeating Strikers FC South Coast 3-2 on October 24 and Chula Vista FC on November 21.
- Portland Timbers U-23s qualified for this year’s tournament via an At-Large berth after finishing the 2015 PDL season with a 6-2-4 record.