With a berth in the U.S. Open Final against Atlanta United on the line, Minnesota United defeated the Portland Timbers 2-1 – the second result of its kind in four days. A first half penalty kick from Darwin Quintero and a second half breakaway finish from Mason Toye cancelled out Brian Fernandez’s lone goal for the Timbers. In a near replica of Sunday’s MLS game, the Portland Timbers looked the most dangerous in transition while the Loons found success by attacking down the flanks. Ironically, it was a route-one through-ball over the top from Kevin Molino that found the feet of Mason Toye and made the difference. Toye calmly received the ball in stride and dispatched Portland’s Steve Clark for the game-winner, his second in Open Cup play.