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MATCHUP QUICK FACTS

  • Minnesota United’s last result was a 2-0 win over the visiting Houston Dynamo at Allianz Field.
  • Robin Lod’s goal in the 50th second was the fastest in Minnesota’s MLS history, besting the record set earlier this season by forward Adrien Hunou, who scored in the second minute against the Portland Timbers on June 27.
  • Ethan Finlay’s goal in the 17th minute was the 50th of his MLS career and also his second in two games.
  • In addition to Finlay, Emanuel Reynoso, Franco Fragapane and Robin Lod all have active two-game point streaks going.
  • The victory marked the Loons’ third win in three games against the Dynamo this season — two at Allianz Field and one at BBVA Stadium.
  • It was Minnesota’s second shutout in a row after blanking the LA Galaxy 4-0 the week prior.
  • With three assists in the last two games, Franco Fragapane is now averaging 0.60 assists per game, second only to Carles Gil. D.C.’s Julian Gressel is averaging 0.42 assists per game, putting him in fifth.
  • In their last four games, MNUFC have conceded five goals and scored five goals, but have not both scored and conceded a goal in any of those games.
  • MNUFC have only faced D.C. United three times in their MLS history and not since 2019. The Loons have neither lost nor even conceded a goal at home to D.C. but also have not won on the road.
  • The Loons’ 1-0 victory over D.C. on April 28, 2019 was the first win for Minnesota at Allianz Field.
  • Tyler Miller is second in save percentage, stopping 76.5% of the shots he’s faced this season.
  • Miller’s goals against average leads the league among goalkeepers with at least 10 games played at 0.90 per game.
  • D.C. United’s Ola Kamara is third in the league in scoring percentage, with 40% of his shots ending up in the back of the net.
  • Kamara is the frontrunner in the Golden Boot Race with 16 goals on the year. Seven of those goals came from penalty kicks, a stat he leads by a wide margin with six players tied for second behind him with three each.
  • Julian Gressel is second in assists with 11.
  • Emanuel Reynoso is fourth in corner kicks with 93 on the season. Gressel is not far behind in sixth with 90.

MINNESOTA CONNECTIONS

  • MNUFC Director of Player Personnel Amos Magee was on the D.C. United coaching staff from 2014 to 2016.
  • MNUFC Technical Director Mark Watson played 11 matches for D.C. United during the 2001 season.
  • Chris Odoi-Atsem and Dayne St. Clair were teammates at the University of Maryland in 2015 and 2016.
  • Donovan Pines and St. Clair played for Maryland in 2016 and 2017. They were joined by Chase Gasper in 2018.
  • Antonio Alfaro and Osvaldo Alonso played three seasons together on Seattle Sounders FC from 2016 to 2018.
  • Ramón Ábila appeared in 11 games for Minnesota United at the start of the 2021 season, making one start and scoring two goals.
  • Jacori Hayes played for D.C. United’s U23 team in 2015. He and goalkeeper Chris Seitz were both on the FC Dallas roster in the 2017 season.
  • Ola Kamara played with Wil Trapp and Ethan Finlay for the Columbus Crew in 2016. They were joined by Niko Hansen and Jukka Raitala for the 2017 season.
  • Jon Kempin was on the Crew’s roster with Trapp and Hansen for the 2018 and 2019 seasons. Fanendo Adi joined the Crew alongside Kempin for the 2020 season.
  • Adrien Perez spent the 2019 campaign with Tyler Miller at LAFC.