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MATCHUP QUICK FACTS


  • Minnesota United’s last game before the international break was a 1-1 draw with Real Salt Lake in Utah.
  • The game marked the MNUFC debut and first MLS minutes for new Designated Player Adrien Hunou.
  • Niko Hansen also made his debut for the Loons, returning from a preseason injury as a 65th minute sub to score the game-tying goal in the 78th minute.
  • Following the goal in his debut, Hansen is second in MLS in goals per 90 minutes at 3.6. The leader is Dallas’ Dante Sealy with 3.75.
  • Tyler Miller has stopped 11 of the 12 shots he’s faced, good for a goals-against average of 0.33 and a tie atop the GAA leaderboard with Seattle’s Stefan Cleveland. His 91.7% save percentage leads the league.
  • In the all-time series versus Dallas, the Loons have won five times and lost five times.
  • Minnesota United have not taken a point at Toyota Stadium thus far.
  • In home games, MNUFC have scored 12 goals while conceding four while on the road, they have scored four goals while conceding 12.
  • Michael Boxall, Chase Gasper and Wil Trapp have played all 630 minutes of Minnesota’s 2021 season so far.
  • FC Dallas are tied for fourth in MLS with 44 corner kicks.
  • The Toros have the third most offside calls in MLS with 16 so far. Jader Obrian is responsible for nine of those, placing him third in the league.
  • Minnesota United are tied with Vancouver for third-to-last in the league in goals per game, notching just 0.86 per contest thus far, and are second-to-last in scoring percentage at just 5.1%.
  • Minnesota’s and Dallas’ goalkeepers have 22 saves on the year, but Dallas have allowed one more shot on goal (34) than their Minnesota counterparts (33).
  • Dayne St. Clair was on the bench for the Canada Men’s National Team’s 3-0 win over Haiti to book a spot in the final round of Concacaf World Cup qualifying. It’s the first time since 1997 that Canada has gotten to the final round.
  • Both Robin Lod and Jukka Raitala were in the starting XI for Finland’s historic first win in the UEFA European Football Championship, a 1-0 victory over Denmark. The game was suspended following a scary moment when Denmark’s Christian Eriksen suffered a cardiac arrest on the field. Eriksen is recovering.


MINNESOTA CONNECTIONS


  • Jacori Hayes played for FC Dallas from 2017 to 2019. He also played for the club’s USL League One squad, North Texas FC.
  • Hayes, Justin McMaster, Ike Opara and Brandon Servania all played for Wake Forest in college.
  • Franco Jara played for CF Pachuca in 2019, facing Minnesota in a friendly at Allianz Field. Jara scored the second goal for Los Tuzos in an eventual 2-2 draw.
  • Callum Montgomery was traded to Minnesota United ahead of the 2021 season from FC Dallas. He was drafted by Dallas in the 2019 MLS SuperDraft and was a teammate of Dayne St. Clair on the U23 Canada Men’s National Team.

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