Dairon Asprilla fouls RSL defender and former Portland Pilot Delentz Pierre

Timbers forward Dairon Asprilla fouls Real Salt Lake defender Delentz Pierre (a former Portland Pilots defender) during the second half of the Wednesday's U.S. Open Cup match. Visiting RSL won 4-3 to advance in the national tournament.

Losing 4-3 to Real Salt Lake in the round-of-32 of the Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup isn’t ideal for the Portland Timbers, of course.

Portland twice had a one-goal lead in Wednesday’s match at Providence Park, but was undone by a lack of experience from a young lineup — and by the play of dynamic RSL winger Carols Andres Gomez and by a series of saves from young goalkeeper Gavin Beavers.

Paul Danzer is a sports reporter based in Portland, Ore.

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