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#FCDvMIN Open Game Thread

by on 8 April 2017

When? – 7:00 p.m. CDT, Saturday, April 8
Where? – Toyota Stadium, Frisco, Texas
How to Watch? my29
How to Listen? myTalk 107.1

Social:

Official Hashtag: #FCDvMIN
Follow us at @FiveFiftyOne!

Team Accounts
Minnesota United FC – @mnufc
FC Dallas – @FCDallas

Live Updates
MNUFC Gameday – @mnunitedgameday

Pre-Match Reading:

Match Preview: FC Dallas vs. Minnesota United FC (FiftyFive.One)
Rewind That: Minnesota United Upgrades a Winning Side (FiftyFive.One)

The keys to United striker Christian Ramirez’s success in three plays (Pioneer Press)
United goalkeeper Bobby Shuttleworth brings the noise (Star Tribune)

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  • Alex Schieferdecker

    This has the potential to be a trap game for Dallas and an opportunity for us if the Hoops are flat or not in the right mindset following their CCL debacle.

    • Collin Solberg

      Nah, easy Dallas win in my drunk opinion (hope I’m wrong). I think it’s back to giving up tons of goals for mnufc defense.

  • Jeff Rueter

    3-1 Burn. However, if this is a mostly B-team side, then it might be much closer.

  • Jeremy Thornton

    2-2 Draw. Can’t wait for the game to start.

  • Timber Dome

    I asked on Reddit as well:
    Does anyone else think Danladi might get the start at the wing over Ibarra and kadrii?

    It’s a bit late to ask, but he has been a focal point of praise lately, and while the other two have been useful I don’t think either has locked the job down.

    Plus Heath might imagine Danladi could provide a similar set of two way play to Ibarra

    • Jeremy Thornton

      Intriguing but I don’t think he will. I’d imagine a similar lineup to last week minus Cronin being in for Ibson. But that’s just my guess.

    • Alex Schieferdecker

      Don’t think Danladi is seen as a winger. Also don’t think he’s shown enough to really warrant that.

  • MmattN

    Burch and Cronin get the start. Surprising. Is this the first time Demidov hasn’t even been listed on the bench?

  • Will be interesting to see the two DM in there, I hope it doesn’t push us to be just defensive, need to create options going forward too

    • Chris RB

      Yep. I’m interested to see if they connect to the attack effectively. So far seems like Molino and company are dropping deeper than they have been in the past.

  • Chris RB

    Very nervous about this game.

    • Jeremy Thornton

      We’ve got this. Believe!

      • Chris RB

        I think we *can* I just am nervous about if we *will*

        • Jeremy Thornton

          Very fair. I feel you

  • Jeremy Thornton

    Here we go! Come on you Loons!!!

  • bartgott

    10 Minutes in and Cronin’s presence seems to be making a big different. He is anchored as a clear 6, providing an outlet, directing traffic, and keeping things settled. So far, looking much better. Burch also seems a calming influence.

  • Chris RB

    whew. nice save by booboboy, still took a miss by Lamah.

  • MmattN

    Does anybody know if we are attacking south or north? Passes appear to be bad or caught up in the wind

    • MmattN

      Some passes that is

      • Benjamin MacKenzie

        I think you’re right, Loons defenitely look to be playing into the wind this first half. Still, professionals can/should adjust

  • Erik Erickson

    Loons have to stop giving the ball away out of defense. Killing our ability to possess and transition.

    • Chris RB

      Also need to start connecting passes in the final 1/3. And sending in good crosses. everything either short and to no one or waaaaaaaaaaay too long.

      • Benjamin MacKenzie

        Efforts to let rip with an inch of space yielding interesting chances, but “interesting” isn’t the same as “in the net”

        • Chris RB

          very true. Better in the second half, but I suspect that was FCD sitting back combined with Ibson on for Warner.

  • Chris RB

    ugh.

  • MmattN

    I am hypnotized by the players shadows

  • Chris RB

    good lord. What a shot, great save.

    • MmattN

      Dallas keep has been great

    • MmattN

      Great keep

    • Chris RB

      he’s been stellar all night, dammit.

  • MmattN

    Some times soccer can be alot like pro wrestling. I am ok with that

  • Ian Y

    50/50s a massive problem tonight, we are winning less than 1/10

  • Chris RB

    Loons never looked like winning. Played for a draw at best and failed. Second half was better, but that was mostly because FCD had a 2-goal lead and we had a midfielder who could distribute and generate an attack.

    • MmattN

      Agree other than never. Felt if we could get to half with a draw and made the subs we had a chance. Over all d improved but attack was off. I thought most stuff working up Burch died with him holding it up. For good or bad.

  • Erik Erickson

    Overall better from the loons. Need to fix small mistakes; too many poor passes.