Reno 1868 FC Defeats Portland Timbers U23 in Second Round of U.S. Open

Reno 1868 FC’s offense shined on Wednesday as the club defeated the Portland Timbers U23, 7-3, in the second round of the Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup.

The Portland Timbers U23 got on the board first in the 29th minute as Roy Shimazaki scored off of a deflected save by Reno 1868 FC Goalkeeper Kyle Ihn.

The second goal of the game came from a Wouter Verstraaten header in the 40th minute. This goal would come following a cross from Rey Ortiz.

Midfielder Jerry van Ewijk would score Reno’s first goal of the night in the 45th +1 minute and would have the 1868 FC only trailing by one goal at the end of the first half.

Van Ewijk readies for an attack early in the game. Photo by John Macaluso

Jerry van Ewijk would score again in the 47th minute off of an assist from Forward Danny Musovski to tie the game. 

In the 60th minute, Portland Timbers U23 would regain the lead following an own goal by Reno Defender, Dembakwi Yomba. The score would become 3-2 with the Timbers U23 in the lead.

Reno 1868 FC would once again tie the game following a penalty shot in the 69th minute by Danny Musovski. Musovski would later score his second goal of the game in the 73rd minute to give Reno the lead.

Jerry van Ewijk earned his first hat trick as a Reno player in the 82nd minute off of a Duke Lacroix assist. 

The 1868 would score an additional 2 goals. The first would come in the 86th minute and would be scored by Lindo Mfeka. The second would be by Christian Thierjung in the 90th+4 minute.

Reno 1868 FC will host Sacramento Republic FC on Wednesday, May 23 in the third round of the U.S. Open Cup. The last match between the two clubs had the 1868 FC complete a big comeback to defeat Sacramento Republic. The final score was 3-2.

Featured photo by John Macaluso

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