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MN Migration: David Scores as STLFC Advance in Open Cup

by on 23 May 2017

In this week’s recap of Minnesotans playing professionally outside of the state: Eric Miller and Cody Cropper feature in a week that saw most Minnesotans stuck on the bench.

In a mid-week game, Saint Louis FC faced FC Wichita in the second round of the 2017 Lamar Hunt US Open Cup. An early PK gave Wichita their first lead, but St. Louis answered back in the 33rd minute. The two sides continued to trade goals until Wichita looked to have secured the game at 3-2 in the 81st minute. However, after entering the game in the 87th minute, Tyler David scored a header in the 5th minute of stoppage time. STLFC scored early in extra time and held on for the win.

Eric Miller started at left back for the Colorado Rapids in a 2-1 loss to the Philadelphia Union. The defender spent most of the night trying to contain Chris Pontius and the rest of the right side of the Union’s attack. Miller finished the game with five recoveries, four tackles, two interceptions, and two clearances. Though pinned back offensively, he did send in a few good diagonal balls into the box.

The New England Revolution remain undefeated at home this season after a 2-1 win over Columbus Crew SC. Cody Cropper started in goal and stopped four of the Crew’s five shots on target. There was little that could have been done to stop the shot that beat the Rev’s keeper.

Kassey Kallman and the Washington Spirit took on Cat Parkhill’s FC Kansas City. Unfortunately neither player saw any time. While this typical for Parkhill as the backup keeper, this game marked the first time Kallman didn’t start in over two years.

Teal Bunbury was an unused substitute for New England in their win.

Jackson Yueill stayed on the bench for the San Jose Earthquakes’ 1-0 win over FC Dallas.

Calum Mallace did not make the game day roster for the Montreal Impact in a 4-1 win over the Portland Timbers.


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