The Portland Timbers advanced to the
fifth round of the 2014 Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup tournament with a 3-0 win over
USL Premier Development League (PDL) side Orlando City U23s at Providence Park
on Tuesday night.
With the win, the Timbers advance to the fifth round for a second consecutive year and travel to face the winner of Wednesday's fourth-round match between NASL side Minnesota United FC and Sporting Kansas City on Tuesday, June 24.
Midfielder Gastón Fernández registered a first-half brace, scoring the opening goal with a strike from distance in the 11th minute before adding a second goal on a penalty kick nine minutes before halftime. Rookie defender Taylor Peay, making his Timbers debut on Tuesday, netted his first professional goal in the 68th minute with a low drive from the right side of the penalty box off an assist from forward Maximiliano Urruti.
Urruti logged two assists in a match for the first time with the Timbers, playing a part in all three goals as it was his quick run into the penalty box that drew the spot kick in the first half.
The Timbers attempted 21 shots, including 10 on goal and earned a season-high 14 corner kicks in all competitions in the win.
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