Portland vs. San Jose: U.S. Open Cup qualifier (Your Running Commentary)

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One Major League Soccer team will be a step closer to the U.S. Open Cup field of 40 by night's end.

The San Jose Earthquakes travel north to JELD-WEN Field to face the Portland Timbers in an Open Cup qualifying semifinal. The winner advances to a final play-in game against the Chicago Fire, where one of the league's two play-in berths in the Open Cup proper will be on the line. Either Sporting Kansas City or the New England Revolution will claim the other berth.

Tonight's game is San Jose's only chance this week to put some bad results in the rear-view mirror, as the club does not have a league game this weekend. Portland, meanwhile, will look to continue its dominance at home. The match will be streamed live on both the Earthquakes' and Timbers' team sites beginning at 10:30 p.m.

If you will be watching tonight's Open Cup qualifier, please feel free to share any thoughts, opinions and some play-by-play in the comments section below. Enjoy the game.

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27 Responses to Portland vs. San Jose: U.S. Open Cup qualifier (Your Running Commentary)

  1. Mcconell says:

    this should be on TV…

  2. Tim F. says:

    What channel is this game on?

  3. Matt says:


  4. AVUrlacher says:

    Ives… where will you guys get HT and FT stats for the PTFC vs. SJE USOC game? Thanks.

  5. 20 says:

    Ives – I heard Pachuca put its entire squad on the transfer market.. Do you see Gomez or Torres coming to MLS?

  6. mike says:

    anyone know what the score is right now?

  7. Curtis says:

    0-0 62′

  8. mike says:

    great to know that the Quakes still can’t score against an expansion team which is playing mostly subs. Yikes!

  9. Curtis says:

    81′ 0-0

  10. Joe says:

    Good/Lucky Tackle by the Portland Defense to save a 1v1 goal chance.

  11. Curtis says:

    0-0 Heading for Extra Time.

  12. Joe says:

    Heading in to EXTRA TIME

  13. Adrian says:

    Ugh MLS is so bush league :(

    A substitution could not be made because the 4th official had to take longer to get the board to display the player’s number.

  14. Joe says:

    Interesting NOGOAL call on SJ.

  15. Curtis says:

    0-0 2nd half of Extra Time about to start.

  16. vik says:

    My first thought was handball. I’m pretty sure I saw a white arm knock it in, but I couldn’t see whose it was.

  17. sammysounder says:

    I’m completely sick of the big advertisements interrupting the feed and filling the entire screen

  18. sammysounder says:

    Marcelene has looked good for PDX.

  19. sammysounder says:

    Opara for the win!

  20. Curtis says:

    Goal Quakes 1-0 120′

  21. ericJ says:

    YEEEEEEEEES!!!! :)

  22. Clayton says:

    What a finish! Congrats to SJ and Cronin with a great cross to Opara. Football can be a cruel game sometimes. Sorry Timbers fans.

  23. fightPlaque says:

    lol Poetland

  24. CA says:

    There will be no chainsaw fumes in Portland tonight.

  25. WK says:

    Thank the gods. Desperately needed a win for our morale if nothing else. Can’t really say this was mostly our first team or subs in light of 7 new starters last weekend in Philly. Didn’t have Ampai, Busch, Leitch, or Dawkins, and Lenhart came on late w/ Mcloughlin. Corrales was getting torched so badly by Zizzo the whole game we will likely see Morrow start at LB again.

  26. socnow says:

    Nobody in PDX cared about this one. Especially the Timbers. Subs got to run for 120′, that’s about all you can say for this one.