MATCH RECAP | Minnesota United FC 1, Portland Timbers 0

ST. PAUL, Minn. – The Portland Timbers fell 1-0 to Minnesota United FC following a stoppage-time, penalty kick goal from Ethan Finlay at Allianz Field Sunday afternoon.  

Match Moments

3' - CHANCE (POR) - Timbers forward Brian Fernandez stole the ball away from Minnesota's Michael Boxall on a backpass and headed forward down the middle before sliding a ball to Sebastián Blanco on his left. Blanco took an angled shot that went wide of the right post.

16' - CHANCE (POR) - Blanco, working with Cristhian Paredes in the middle, carried forward and uncorked a swerving shot that Minnesota goalkeeper Vito Mannone tipped over the bar.

29' - CHANCE (POR) - Fernandez, again capitalizing on a turnover, attacked with teammates in numbers. He sprayed a ball out to Jorge Moreira on his right who one-timed a shot that Mannone knocked down but right to Blanco. Blanco's followup point-blank shot was also saved by Mannone out for a Portland corner.

78' - CHANCE (POR) - Blanco sent a perfect ball up to Jeremy Ebobisse who made a diagonal run into the box. Ebobisse, passed it back to Fernandez, who hammered a shot off the right post.

82' - CHANCE (POR) - Jorge Villafaña, working the left side, lofted in a cross that Blanco jumped high and headed on frame but Mannone pushed over the bar.

90+2 - PK GOAL (MIN) - Following a VAR review for a possible handball call in the Portland box, referee Chris Penso pointed to the spot and awarded a penalty for Minnesota. Loons' midfielder Ethan Finlay placed the ball just to the right of a diving Steve Clark to give Minnesota a 1-0 lead.


Portland Timbers (9-9-4, 31pts) vs. Minnesota United FC (11-7-5, 38pts)
Aug. 4, 2019 – Allianz Field (St. Paul, Minn.)

Goals by Half                  1          2          F
Minnesota United FC       0          1          1
Portland Timbers             0          0          0

Scoring Summary:
MIN: Finlay (penalty kick), 90+2

Misconduct Summary:
POR: Mabiala (caution), 39
POR: Clark (caution), 50
POR: Chara (caution), 53
POR: Cascante (caution), 58
MIN: Boxall (caution), 75

POR: GK Clark, D Moreira, D Mabiala, D Cascante, D Villafaña, M Paredes (Conechny, 90+2), M Chara, M Loría (Ebobisse, 70), M Valeri ©, M Blanco, F Fernandez

Substitutes Not Used: GK McIntosh, D Dielna, D Valentin, M Zambrano, M Polo

TOTAL SHOTS: 15 (Fernandez, 4); SHOTS ON GOAL: 5 (Fernandez, 2); FOULS: 15 (Mabiala, 3); OFFSIDES: 3; CORNER KICKS: 8; SAVES: 3

MIN: GK Mannone, D Métanire, D Opara, D Boxall, D Gasper, M Gregus, M Alonso ©, M Finlay, M Molino (Danladi, 77), M Ibarra (Lod, 65), F Rodríguez (Toye, 65)

Substitutes Not Used: GK Shuttleworth, D Kallman, M Dotson, M Olum

TOTAL SHOTS: 15 (Gregus, 4); SHOTS ON GOAL: 4 (Four players tied, 1); FOULS: 7 (Gasper, 4); OFFSIDES: 4; CORNER KICKS: 5; SAVES: 5

Referee: Chris Penso
Assistant Referees: Adam Wienckowski, Cory Richardson
4th Official: Ted Unkel
VAR: Jorge Gonzalez
Attendance: 19,726
Weather: Partly cloudy, 87 degrees

All statistics contained in this box score are unofficial