Houston Dynamo FC forward Corey Baird scored a hat trick as the home side eliminated the Minnesota United FC from the 2023 US Open Cup Round of 16
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The Portland Timbers and Minnesota United face off for the second time in four days at Allianz Field, with a berth in the 2019 US Open Cup Final on the line.
Trailing 2-0, on the road, against the defending US Open Cup champions, Minnesota United scored three unanswered goals to knock off the Houston Dynamo and advance to the Quarterfinals for the first time in franchise history.
Minnesota United FC became the Dynamo’s third straight shutout victim in all competitions as Houston made Mauro Manotas’ 47th minute glancing header stand up in a 1-0 Lamar Hunt US Open Cup Fifth Round victory Monday night before 1,930 fans.