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Nani has 2 goals and Orlando holds off Minnesota 3-1

Orlando City forward Nani celebrates after scoring against the Minnesota United during the first half of an MLS soccer match. Photo: AP/John Raoux. Orlando City forward Nani celebrates after scoring against the Minnesota United during the first half of an MLS soccer match.

Associated Press
Created: August 06, 2020 10:52 PM

Nani scored a pair of first-half goals and Orlando City advanced to the MLS is Back tournament title match by holding off Minnesota United 3-1 on Thursday night.

Orlando will play the Portland Timbers, who defeated the Philadelphia Union 2-1 in the other semifinal on Wednesday night, in the championship game on Tuesday.

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Mason Toye pulled Minnesota within 2-1 with his first goal of the season in the 83rd minute, but the Lions withstood United's attack down the stretch before Benji Michel's goal for the final margin. 


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