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.
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
MIN: Finlay (penalty kick), 90+2
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
Weather: Partly cloudy, 87 degrees
All statistics contained in this box score are unofficial