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MATCHUP QUICK FACTS

·     Minnesota United’s last game was a 2-0 win over the visiting Houston Dynamo at Allianz Field.

·     Robin Lod’s strike in the 14th minute gave him six on the year for the team lead, including four game-winners, which ties him for second in the league.

·     The victory over Houston was Minnesota’s first by more than a goal since a 2-0 win over Austin FC on June 23.

·     The Loons are unbeaten in five games and have only lost once in the last 13, a span stretching back to May 12.

·     Robin Lod and Emanuel Reynoso both have active five-game point streaks going, tied for second-longest this season. Carlos Vela currently has the top spot with a completed six-game streak from July 3 to July 28.

·     Minnesota United have won three consecutive games at home and have not lost at home in the last seven.

·     The Loons have never beaten the Galaxy in MLS, with a regular season record of 0-4-2 and a playoff loss in the Round One in 2019.

·     All six of Minnesota’s goals in the all-time series have been scored in the second half.

·     With 1,620 minutes under his belt, goalkeeper Jonathan Bond has played every minute of LA Galaxy’s season so far.

·     Emanuel Reynoso remains second in the league in key passes with 51. Carles Gil leads with 75 in 223 more minutes than the Argentine.

·     Reynoso leads the league in successful dribbles with 57 and he’s tied for third in fouls suffered with 50.

·     Javier Hernandez is the only MLS player with three multi-goal games this season, a category he leads. His scoring percentage of 38.5% is third in the league.

·     The shutout against Houston brought Tyler Miller’s goals against average down to 0.85 and moved him up to second in the league behind D.C. United’s Bill Hamid.

·     The Galaxy’s Jonathan Bond leads the league in wins with 10 in 18 games and in saves with 72.

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.

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