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MATCHUP QUICK FACTS

  • Minnesota United’s last game was a 3-0 win over the visiting LA Galaxy at Allianz Field.
  • The victory marked the first time the Loons scored three goals in a game this season.
  • Emanuel Reynoso returned from injury and scored a brace in the game, doubling his season goal total and earning him a place in the Team of the Week presented by Audi for Week 26.
  • Minnesota’s 34.1% possession was their lowest in a win this season as well as being their lowest overall. Their lowest in a loss came in the previous game against Sporting KC where they held the ball 36.3% of the time and lost 4-0.
  • The Loons only managed three shots on target, but all of them went in, with goalkeeper Jonathan Klinsmann failing to register a save in the game.
  • The Galaxy’s 32 crosses were the most MNUFC have faced this season and the sixth-most by any team this year.
  • Franco Fragapane’s pair of assists against the Galaxy brought his total on the year to five and brought him up to second in the league in assists per game, with the Argentine providing 0.56 helpers per game.
  • Despite the three-goal outburst, MNUFC still have the fewest goals (27) of any team in playoff position in either conference, and fewer goals than every team below them in the Western Conference except for last-place Austin FC, who have 25.
  • Minnesota United have never lost to the Houston Dynamo in Minnesota, going 3-0-2 overall with only three goals allowed.
  • Houston Dynamo have committed the third most fouls in the league with 348. They are also tied for fifth in yellow cards with 56.
  • The Dynamo are also top five in corner kicks with 137 on the year.
  • Tyler Pasher’s four goals on nine shots gives him a scoring percentage of 44.4%, good for second in the league.
  • The shutout against the Galaxy pulled Tyler Miller into a tie with Philadelphia’s Andre Blake for third in the league in clean sheets at eight.
  • Fafa Picault has scored in each of the last three games, his second such three-game streak this season.

MINNESOTA CONNECTIONS

  • Darwin Quintero played the 2018 and 2019 MLS Seasons with Minnesota. He scored the first hat trick in the MLS era for Minnesota and holds almost all of the club’s offensive records including goals, assists, shots and shots on goal.
  • · Niko Hansen played for the Houston Dynamo in 2019 and 2020, ringing up two goals and an assist in 749 minutes of action.
  • · Maximiliano Urruti and Jukka Raitala were both members of CF Montréal in 2019 and 2020. Urruti and Jacori Hayes crossed paths at FC Dallas in the 2017 and 2018 seasons.
  • · Urruti and Fanendo Adi both played for the Portland Timbers in 2014 and 2015. After Urruti left the Timbers, Adi played alongside Zarek Valentin from 2016 to 2018.