Sebastian Blanco scores twice, Timbers beat Minnesota 3-1
PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) Sebastian Blanco scored the go-ahead goal and adding an insurance score and the Portland Timbers eliminated Minnesota United from the MLS playoffs with a 3-1 opening-round victory Sunday.
The fourth-seeded Timbers advanced to play the top-seeded Rapids in Colorado on Thanksgiving Day.
"We feel relief. But we cannot relax. We congratulate every body, but now we need to focus on Colorado," Blanco said. "They have a very, very good team at home. Very strong. We have only four days to prepare for that game. So we focus now on the next game." (MORE)
|GAA:||D. St. Clair||2.33|
|Minnesota Team Stats (Rank)|
|Goals Allowed:||7 (4)|
|Penalty Kick Goals:||0 (26)|
|Shots on Goal:||9 (22)|
|Yellow Cards:||5 (18)|
|Red Cards:||0 (23)|
|No recent injuries|