Timbers advance in US Open Cup

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FILE -- In this June 30, 2010, file photo, Portland Timbers fans cheer as their team takes the field to play the Seattle Sounders during the first half of third-round play in the Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup soccer tournament in Portland, Ore. The fan fervor for the Portland Timbers hasn't changed. What has is the Timbers' outlook as they shed the "expansion" label and embark on their sophomore season in Major League Soccer. (AP Photo/Don Ryan, File)

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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