MLS Week 23: Minnesota United vs. Portland Timbers | #MINvPOR
Date: Saturday, July 30, 2022
Kickoff: 2:00 p.m. CT
Location: Allianz Field
Broadcast: ABC and 1500 ESPN (coverage begins at 1:30 p.m.)
Parking Passes: seatgeek.com
Broadcast Stream: ballysports.com
The Loons kept their unbeaten streak alive with a 2-1 win over the Dynamo on Saturday. What began as a deadlocked 0-0 match turned around in the final seconds of the first half when Franco Fragapane scored off of a Bongokuhle Hlongwane assist. In the 72nd minute, Bongi doubled his contribution and scored the game winning goal with a perfectly struck shot – not bad for a first MLS goal. Houston was hungry to answer and Fafà Picault was able to sneak one past St. Clair in the 85th minute to keep the home team within reach of a draw. Picault's goal proved to be too little too late, and MNUFC took home their three points. This week, MNUFC will be returning to Allianz Field to face the Portland Timbers for the first time since the 2022 preseason. Over the years, the boys in Black and Blue have emerged victorious in seven of their 11 meetings with the boys from Rose City. However, history doesn't dictate the future, and both teams are currently looking to continue their extensive unbeaten streaks. Despite being five spots ahead of this weekend's competition, only four points separate the Timbers and the Loons. With a tightly contested Western Conference, Minnesota United will need to make sure they keep their foot on the gas to snap Portland's streak and secure a spot in the postseason.
Pride Game presented by Captain Morgan
Make sure to stop by the Lawn Layover, presented by Sun Country, for some pregame fun, food and festivities. The party begins at 11:30 a.m. CT and it will be a big one including music provided by Your Smith and the following activities:
- Shoot your shot at the Sun Country inflatable kick game
- Give Sneaky Fees the Boot at Soccer Kick presented by Bell Bank
- Learn about the Star Tribune and score some great Loons gear
- Play for the chance to win a free scarf from Continental Tire
- Prize giveaways courtesy of the Minnesota Lottery
- Sample Heineken 0.0 and enter to win a custom Heineken/MNUFC stadium chair
- Foosball Friendlies presented by Allianz
- Challenge your friend at the Allina Health Team Doc Operation game
- Play some yard games and show your support with free Pride flags from Coors Light
- Fans 21+ will have the chance to snag a free blended margarita sample from Jose Cuervo
- Play some plinko and win some prizes, courtesy of TC Orthodontics
- Shoot your shot at the MLS Skills Challenge Bus for the chance to win prizes
- Register to vote at the Minnesota Voter Registration table
Come hungry because food trucks from Potter's Pasties, Big Red Wagon, West Indie Soul Food and Five Dudes will be there to provide you with some pregame grub. Forgot your scarf? No worries! The MNUFC merch truck will also be outside for any and all of your pregame merchandise needs.
Heineken Responsible Fan Sweepstakes
Make sure to stop by the Heineken 0.0 booth at the Lawn Layover before today’s game and take the pledge to drink responsibly for the chance to win a custom Heineken stadium chair. Free samples will also be available, so you're a winner no matter what. You can also enter now by clicking HERE. Must be at least 21 years old to enter.
Upgraded Nursing Room at Allianz Field
Attention, soccer-loving families: Allianz Field is now home to an upgraded Nursing Room! MNUFC in partnership with Target, refurbished the entire room, decking it out with new furniture, better supplies for mothers and babies, and a special place for toddlers in tow. The newly updated Nursing Room can be found in the southeast corner of the stadium. Click here to learn more.
We’ve got great guides on transit options, the quickest routes and the best parking at Allianz Field. Take the time to review your route and plan to leave early to take the stress out of your gameday commute. Click here to learn more.
Before you do anything, be sure to download the MNUFC app. Not only is this your ticket into the game, it also has everything you’ll need on gameday, including stadium rules, maps, links to the radio broadcast, news, stats and more. Download the MNUFC app today in the Apple Store or on Google Play. Plus, to help enhance accessibility for all fans, the app now includes a digital closed caption feed that will allow fans to follow along with the in-stadium PA announcements and Supporters’ chants wherever they are sitting in the stadium. To find this feature, simply click the Stadium tab, scroll to the bottom and click Closed Captions.
Save your data; connect to the Allianz Field complimentary WiFi. WiFi is available to fans throughout Allianz Field. Log on to #AtomicData AllianzField FanWiFi for access to the internet.
Gates to Allianz Field will be opening at 12:30 p.m. Get there early to avoid long lines.
For the safety of those attending matches, all ticket and in-stadium purchases will be conducted in a touchless manner.
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