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MATCHUP QUICK FACTS

  • Minnesota United’s last result was a 2-1 win at Allianz Field over Sporting Kansas City.
  • Midfielder Emanuel Reynoso scored the game-winning penalty kick in the 39th minute. It was only the second penalty awarded to Minnesota this season and the first to be converted.
  • The Loons’ last game against the Galaxy ended in a 3-0 win, the club’s first win over LA in MLS. Minnesota’s overall record against the Galaxy is 1-5-2.
  • MNUFC have scored six of their nine goals in the all-time series in the final 30 minutes.
  • While both LA and Minnesota have 13 game-winning goals, the Loons’ have racked up nearly twice as many game-winning assists (15) as the Galaxy (9).
  • The Galaxy’s seven three-goal games tie them for fourth in the league, while MNUFC have only managed two three-goal games all season — one of them coming against LA.
  • Galaxy goalkeeper Jonathan Klinsmann has both the single-game team high for saves (6) and the single-game team high for goals allowed (3) in the series. His six saves came in LA’s 1-0 win in August while his three goals allowed came in their 3-0 loss in September.
  • Emanuel Reynoso is fourth in total shots with 92 on the year. He’s also fourth in fouls suffered, having drawn a whistle 89 times.
  • Javier Hernandez’s 15 goals have him in the top five for the overall season lead, and putting in 15 in 20 games has him second in goals per game with 0.75.
  • Chicharito is also one of seven players to notch a hat trick this season. His three multi-goal games have him tied for second in that category.
  • In 18 games this season, Franco Fragapane has racked up nine assists, good for a 0.5 assists per game average that has him second behind Carles Gil.
  • Sacha Kljestan’s five goals on 19 shots give him a scoring percentage of 26.3%, good for seventh in MLS.
  • Tyler Miller’s save percentage of 75.8% ranks him fourth in the league.

MINNESOTA CONNECTIONS

  • Daniel Steres and Osvaldo Alonso played together for Seattle Sounders FC in 2012.
  • Oniel Fisher spent his first three years in the league with Seattle, his tenure overlapping with Alonso’s from 2015–2017.
  • Rayan Raveloson plays with Romain Metanire for the Madagascar national team.
  • Séga Coulibaly and Adrien Hunou were both members of Ligue 2 side Rennes II from 2013–2016. They also overlapped at Rennes from 2016–2017, although Coulibaly spent both his seasons on loan.
  • Nicholas DePuy was teammates with Jukka Raitala on CF Montréal in the 2018 season, although DePuy began the year on loan to Fremad Amager of the Danish 1st Division before being recalled due to an injury. He did not make an appearance for CF Montréal.
  • Giancarlo González was part of a Columbus Crew roster in 2014 that included future Loons Ethan Finlay and Wil Trapp.
  • Sebastian Lletget and Wil Trapp played together on the U.S. Men’s national team in 2018 and 2019.
  • Niko Hämäläinen plays on the Finland national team with Robin Lod and Jukka Raitala.
  • Jorge Villafaña was with the Portland Timbers in 2014 and 2015 when MNUFC Assistant Coach Sean McAuley and Senior Video Analyst Cameron Knowles were on the coaching staff.