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MATCHUP QUICK FACTS

  • One point separates seventh place MNUFC from eight place RSL in the Western Conference standings.
  • The Loons have taken four points in four games since last meeting with Real Salt Lake.
  • Minnesota returns to Allianz Field after three consecutive road games.
  • This is the third meeting between these two teams this year. The Loons claimed a 4-0 in the last meeting on September 6, and battled to a scoreless draw in the MLS is Back Tournament.
  • This is the first time the Loons have faced RSL more than twice in regular season play.
  • Robin Lod scored twice in the last meeting with RSL.
  • Lod was the lone goal scorer for Minnesota in its 2-1 loss to Columbus Crew SC on Wednesday.
  • Kevin Molino provided two of his three assists this season in the previous game against Real Salt Lake.
  • Jose Aja will be unavailable for the Loons this game after reaching the yellow card accumulation limit on Wednesday.
  • Aja’s start against Columbus was his 50th in MLS.
  • Jan Gregus returns to the squad after serving a one-game suspension for a red card received against Houston last weekend.
  • Gregus continues to lead the Loons with six assists.
  • Just two of Minnesota’s 16 all-time goals against RSL have come in the first half.
  • RSL has never scored a goal against Minnesota between the 31st and 60th minute.
  • Kevin Molino leads MNUFC with five assists all-time against RSL.
  • Robin Lod leads the Loons in the all-time series with 12 shots taken against Real Salt Lake.
  • Kei Kamara made his MNUFC debut on Wednesday against Columbus.
  • Dayne St. Clair made his first career MLS start against RSL. He made three saves to claim his first win and first shutout as well.

MINNESOTA CONNECTIONS

  • Luke Mulholland played for Minnesota United during the NASL era of the club’s history. He joined the team late in 2011, helping it to the 2011 NASL Championship.
  • Aaron Schoenfeld and Justin Meram played together on the Columbus Crew from 2012–2015.
  • Jan Gregus is teammates with Albert Rusnak on the Slovakia National Team.
  • Chase Gasper, Dayne St. Clair and Zac MacMath played collegiate ball with the Maryland Terrapins.
  • MacMath overlapped with Marlon Hairston during his time backing up goalkeeper Tim Howard with Colorado from 2015–2018.
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