Boxall, Mannone help Minnesota United beat Earthquakes 3-1
ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — Michael Boxall scored his third career goal and Vito Mannone had seven saves to help Minnesota United beat the San Jose Earthquakes 3-1 on Wednesday night.
Boxall, a defender in his fifth MLS season, played a cross that deflected off a defender and rolled back to Boxall who, as he continued his run, slipped it past charging goalkeeper Daniel Vega to make it 2-1 in the 52nd minute.
Darwin Quintero gave Minnesota United (8-7-3) a 1-0 lead in the fifth minute, first-timing a cross by Ethan Finlay from seven yards. Miguel Ibarra rolled a pass toward the end line where Finlay played a one-touch entry to Quintero, whose volley deflected off the hand of Vega into the net.
The Earthquakes made it 1-1 in the second minute of first-half stoppage time on a set piece just outside the area. Minnesota’s Osvaldo Alonso redirected Magnus Eriksson’s free kick but it deflected off San Jose’s Tommy Thompson and slipped inside the near post.
Kevin Molina side-netted a first-timer to cap the scoring in the second minute of stoppage time.
San Jose (7-7-4) had its six-game unbeaten streak snapped.