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MATCHUP QUICK FACTS

  • Minnesota United’s last game was a 3-2 comeback win over the visiting Philadelphia Union at Allianz Field.
  • The Loons’ win snapped a six-game unbeaten streak for the Union and gave MNUFC two wins in a row.
  • Robin Lod’s equalizer in the 63rd minute was his eighth goal of the campaign and he continues to lead the team in scoring.
  • Emanuel Reynoso notched two assists in the game, pushing him up to double digits with 10 on the year.
  • Midfielder Wil Trapp played all 90 minutes of the game and notched a 94.9% pass completion percentage.
  • Minnesota and Philadelphia ended the evening dead even on expected goals at 1.9 apiece.
  • Romain Métanire was shown a red card in the 77th minute after throwing the ball at defender Kai Wagner and he will be unavailable for the game against LAFC.
  • While Reynoso received his fifth yellow card of the season in the 83rd minute for getting kicked in the arm, his first two yellow cards do not count towards suspension because of the Good Behavior Incentive. He will be available against LAFC.
  • With his ninth and 10th assists on the season, Reynoso has climbed into a five-way tie for fifth in assists. His 81 shots are also fifth-most in the league.
  • Minnesota United are undefeated in their last four games against LAFC. Their last loss came on May 9, 2019 at Banc of California Stadium.
  • LAFC have taken more than twice as many shots (104) as MNUFC (48) in the all-time series, but Minnesota have scored 10 goals to LAFC’s six.
  • The corner kick disparity between the two teams is striking. Los Angeles FC have taken 54 corners to the Loons’ 16.
  • Minnesota have scored eight of their 10 goals in the first 60 minutes of the game in the all-time series.
  • LAFC are second in the league in shots with 456. Minnesota are not far behind in fourth with 435.
  • The Loons and Los Angeles FC have received 47 and 46 yellow cards, respectively. They’re tied with LA Galaxy and Nashville, respectively, for the second and third fewest cautions in the league.
  • The two teams are also neck-and-neck in the corner kick department, where LAFC have taken 164 (fifth in the league) and Minnesota have taken 159 (sixth).
  • LAFC have scored the second-most penalty kick goals this season with seven, two behind D.C. United’s nine.
  • LAFC’s Cristian Arango is one of seven players with a hat trick this season. He’s also tied for second in multi-goal games with three and leads in goals per game with 0.85.
  • Franco Fragapane is second in assists per game with 0.60.

MINNESOTA CONNECTIONS

  • LAFC forward Carlos Vela’s brother, Alejandro, played for Minnesota United during its NASL tenure. He made eight appearances for the Loons in 2015.
  • Bob Bradley coached Manny Lagos and Amos Magee when they played for Chicago Fire. Lagos played for the Fire in 1998 and 1999, while Magee was on the team in 2001-02.
  • Jordan Harvey and Michael Boxall were teammates on Vancouver Whitecaps FC from 2011 to 2012.
  • Tyler Miller played for LAFC during the club’s inaugural season in 2018 and in 2019.
  • Raheem Edwards played the 2020 season with Minnesota United, racking up three assists across 259 minutes.
  • Marco Farfan spent his first five years in the league with the Portland Timbers, overlapping there with MNUFC Assistant Coach Sean McAuley from 2016–2018.