PORTLAND, Ore. – The Portland Timbers lost their first game of the 2020 preseason, presented by Old Trapper Beef Jerky, falling 4-2 to Minnesota United FC Wednesday night at Providence Park.
Portland went out to a 1-0 lead in the 27th minute when Dairon Asprilla, after receiving a cross-field pass from Tomás Conechny, dribbled along the edge of the 18-yard box and unleashed a rocket into the upper 90 of the Minnesota goal.
Minnesota equalized eight minutes later after a ball skipped across the face of the Portland goal that Raheem Edwards roofed into the net to even the score at 1-1. In the second half, Minnesota scored three goals with Edwards earning his second in the 54th minute, attacker Thomás Chacón scoring in the 63rd minute and forward Luis Amarilla scoring on a breakaway in the 74th minute.
As a second half substitute for Portland, T2 midfielder Ken Krolicki pulled one back for the Timbers in the 85th minute with a hard left-footed shot from distance to make the score 4-2.
The Portland Timbers close out their 2020 preseason Saturday when they host the New England Revolution at Providence Park. Kickoff is at 5pm PT (Webstream at Timbers.com, TICKETS).
2020 Preseason, presented by Old Trapper Beef Jerky
Portland Timbers vs. Minnesota United FC (MLS Preseason)
Feb. 19, 2020 – Providence Park (Portland, Ore.)
Goals by Half 1 2 F
Portland Timbers 1 1 2
Minnesota United FC 1 3 4
POR: Asprilla (Conechny), 29
MIN: Edwards (Toye, Chacon), 35
MIN: Edwards (Toye), 54
MIN: Chacon, 63
MIN: Amarilla, 74
POR: Krolicki, 85
POR: GK Clark (Ivacic, 45); D Bonilla (Epps, 61), D Duvall (Ornstil, 75), D Cascante (Trialist 1, 75), D Farfan (Trialist 2, 75); M Polo (Anguiano, 75), M Zambrano (Krolicki, 75), M Conechny (Ikoba, 75), M Williamson (Calixtro, 75), M Asprilla © (Bodily, 75), F Ebobisse (Sierakowski, 45)
MIN: GK Ranjitsingh, D Batista (Metanire, 70), D Musa (Boxall, 70), D Opara © (Kallman, 45), D Hairston (Booth, 45), M Dotson (Gregus, 70), M Hayes (Alonso, 70), M Edwards (Molino, 70), M Chacon (Gasper, 70), M Schoenfeld (Amarilla, 70), F Toye (Finlay, 70)