Raheem Edwards preseason vs. Portland Timbers
Minnesota United FC

MLS Preseason 2020: Minnesota United beat Portland Timbers in six-goal thriller

Raheem Edwards struck for a brace to lift Minnesota United to a 4-2 win over the Portland Timbers Wednesday night at Providence Park.

The six-goal thriller had some bangers, the first courtesy of Dairon Asprilla, who opened the scoring in the 29th minute with a blast from distance.

Edwards leveled six minutes later and then put the Loons in front for good in the 64th minute.

His second goal was the first of three in a 20-minute span with Thomas Chacon and Luis Amarilla extending Minnesota’s lead to 4-1.

Not to be outdone, Portland's Ken Krolicki added a golazo five minutes from full time, drawing applause from Timbers head coach Giovanni Savarese.

The Loons close out preseason Saturday against the Vancouver Whitecaps at Providence Park, while the Timbers host the New England Revolution in the second game of the doubleheader.

Goals

  • 29’ — POR — Dairon Asprilla
  • 35’ — MIN — Raheem Edwards
  • 54’ — MIN — Raheem Edwards
  • 63’ — MIN — Thomas Chacon
  • 74’ — MIN — Luis Amarilla
  • 85’ — POR — Ken Krolicki

Lineups

Minnesota United FC starting XI: Greg Ranjitsingh – Lamar Batista, James Musa, Ike Opara (46' Brent Kallman), Noah Billingsley (30' Aaron Schoenfeld) – Hassani Dotson, Jacori Hayes – Raheem Edwards, Thomas Chacon, Marlon Hairston (46' Andrew Booth) – Mason Toye

Minnesota United FC, 70th min: Greg Ranjitsingh – Romain Metanire, Michael Boxall, Brent Kallman, Chase Gasper – Jan Gregus, Osvaldo Alonso – Ethan Finlay, Kevin Molino, Andrew Booth – Luis Amarilla

Portland Timbers starting XI: Steve Clark (46' Aljaz Ivacic) – Pablo Bonilla (61' Marcus Epps), Chris Duvall, Julio Cascante, Marco Farfan – Andy Polo, Renzo Zambrano, Tomas Conechny, Eryk Williamson – Dairon Asprilla, Jeremy Ebobisse (46' Ryan Sierakowski)

Portland Timbers, 75th min: Aljaz Ivacic – Marcus Epps, Max Ornstil, Trialist #1, Trialist #2  – Carlos Anguiano, Ken Krolicki, Tega Ikoba, Giovanni Calixtro – Blake Bodily, Ryan Sierakowski

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