The Los Angeles Football Club (LAFC) have released the below statement after the Portland Timbers officially informed the U.S. Open Cup Commissioner it has withdrawn its protest following LAFC’s 3-2 victory on Wednesday night at Banc of California Stadium.
“We are pleased the situation has been resolved,” LAFC Vice President of Soccer Operations & General Manager John Thorrington said. “From the start, we proactively did our due diligence with U.S. Soccer to ensure our roster was compliant with U.S. Open Cup guidelines. We have stayed within those guidelines throughout the tournament and will continue to do so moving forward. We are excited to turn our attention to taking on the Houston Dynamo in the U.S. Open Cup Semifinals.”