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Loons blast Quakes, advance to MLS Is Back Tourney Final Four

Minnesota United midfielder Robin Lod celebrates his goal as San Jose Earthquakes forward Cristian Espinoza walks off during the first half of an MLS soccer match, Saturday, Aug. 1, 2020, in Kissimmee, Fla. Photo: (AP Photo/John Raoux). Minnesota United midfielder Robin Lod celebrates his goal as San Jose Earthquakes forward Cristian Espinoza walks off during the first half of an MLS soccer match, Saturday, Aug. 1, 2020, in Kissimmee, Fla.

Chris Long
Created: August 01, 2020 09:41 PM

Robin Lod had a goal and an assist, Hassani Dotson had two assists and Minnesota United advanced in the MLS is Back tournament with a 4-1 victory over the San Jose Earthquakes in a quarterfinal match Saturday.

Lod and Jacori Hayes scored first-half goals 90 seconds apart to give Minnesota a 2-0 lead at halftime.

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Click the tweet below to see each of Minnesota United's four goals, and online fan reactions that were broadcast on the jumbotron live at the game in Orlando

— Major League Soccer (@MLS) August 2, 2020

Magnus Eriksson helped the Earthquakes get within a goal early in the second half on a penalty kick before Minnesota’s Luis Amarilla and Marlon Hairston scored to put it out of reach.

Minnesota United will face Orlando in Thursday’s semifinal with the winner advancing to the championship game on Aug. 11.


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