In its third game in the new stadium, Minnesota United FC got its first win in Allianz this weekend, topping D.C. United 1-0. A late goal for the Loons sealed the victory, including some nervy defending, but supporters got to sing Wonderwall for the first time in Cloud City.
The match was United’s second consecutive clean sheet after a disaster against Toronto FC on April 19. It was the second consecutive match without Michael Boxall nor Francisco Calvo in defense. Boxall’s horrorshow performance against Toronto explains his absence, and the clean sheet against LA on Wednesday was head coach Adrian Heath’s explanation for Calvo’s healthy scratch.
Heath was critical of Darwin Quintero, saying the Designated Player was “still not what we need,” after Quintero was subbed off and appeared to have been injured. Miguel Ibarra, on the other hand, made a clear impact with his entrance to the match, bringing the energy and work rate he is known for.
Next up, th eLoons take the Seattle Sounders, who will be without Christian Roldan after the attacker was sent off on Sunday.
As usual, Matthew Doyle does a great job of not only listing results, but breaking down what the mean and how they happened.
Late goal from Zlatan gives Galaxy 2-1 win over Salt Lake
Two early goals and two red cards see Seattle and LAFC draw 1-1
Late Rodriguez goal gives Loons 1-0 win over D.C. United
Omar Browne scores late to give Montreal 1-0 win over Chicago Fire
Defense optional as Sporting KC and New England draw 4-4
Houston score early in both halves to win 2-0 over Columbus Crew
FC Cincinnati fall 1-0 to New York Red Bulls
Atlanta United win second game after topping Colorado 2-0
Vancouver and Philadelphia draw 1-1
FC Dallas and San Jose draw 0-0
Jeremy Ebobisse scores late to give Portland 2-1 win over Toronto FC