FRISCO, Texas (AP) — Darlington Nagbe had a goal and an assist to lead the Portland Timbers to a 3-2 win over FC Dallas in the quarterfinals of the U.S. Open Cup on Wednesday night.
Portland scored all three of its goals in an 11-minute span in the second half to take a 3-1 lead. Dallas’ David Ferreira almost tied the game in the closing seconds with a shot from just inside the penalty area that hit the right post.
The Timbers’ Frederic Piquionne scored the decisive goal in the 72nd minute after he intercepted a pass from Dallas defender Wallace Zimmerman to goalkeeper Chris Seitz and fired a shot home from about 6 yards.
FC Dallas’ Blas Perez finished with a goal and an assist. Perez’s header in the 86th minute into the right corner of the net drew Dallas within one goal.
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