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Sebastian Blanco scores twice, Timbers beat Minnesota 3-1

Portland Timbers defender Larrys Mabiala, left, is mobbed by teammates after scoring a goal during the first half of an MLS soccer match against the Minnesota United. Photo: AP/Steve Dykes. Portland Timbers defender Larrys Mabiala, left, is mobbed by teammates after scoring a goal during the first half of an MLS soccer match against the Minnesota United.

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Created: November 21, 2021 08:56 PM

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.

Minnesota goalkeeper Tyler Miller was held out of the match after testing positive for COVID-19. He announced his test results on Twitter just before kickoff.

Larrys Mabiala also scored for Portland. Franco Fragapane opened the scoring for Minnesota.


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