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MATCHUP QUICK FACTS

  • MNUFC won its first game of the season earlier this week, a 1-0 shutout of visiting Vancouver Whitecaps FC at Allianz Field.
  • The win snapped a four-game losing streak to begin the season.
  • The lone goal in the game was Ramón Ábila’s first for MNUFC and first in MLS. The Argentine came on in the 65th minute.
  • Following the goal, Ábila honored his late brother Gaston, who committed suicide last year, by pulling up his jersey to reveal a shirt printed with Gaston’s photo. May is Mental Health Awareness month and this game is Minnesota’s Mental Health Game.
  • Against Vancouver, Emanuel Reynoso tied the all-time team high for fouls suffered in a game with seven.
  • In 2020, the Loons won both games against FC Dallas at Allianz Field while losing once and drawing once at Toyota Stadium.
  • The all-time series between MNUFC and Dallas has been very even with each team winning four home games and the Loons dropping one at home on June 29, 2018 at TCF Bank Stadium.
  • Fourteen of the 31 goals scored by the teams in the all-time series have been scored in the final 15 minutes of each half.
  • The game between the two teams scheduled for October 11 in 2020 was postponed for COVID-related concerns and never made up.
  • Robin Lod notched a gentleman’s hat trick (three assists) against FC Dallas on November 8, 2020.
  • Hassani Dotson has scored on two of the three shots he’s taken against FC Dallas.
  • Minnesota United are currently leading the league in shots with 78. FC Dallas have 43 shots on the year.
  • Nevertheless, Dallas have two more shots on goal (18) than Minnesota (16).
  • MNUFC and Dallas are fourth and fifth, respectively, in fouls committed with 68 and 67.
  • Dallas’ Dante Sealy currently leads the league in goals per 90 minutes. The 18-year-old forward has played 13 minutes and scored one goal, good for a 6.92 goals per 90.

MINNESOTA CONNECTIONS

  • Jacori Hayes played for FC Dallas from 2017 to 2019. He also played for the club’s USL League One squad, North Texas FC.
  • Hayes, Justin McMaster, Ike Opara and Brandon Servania all played for Wake Forest in college.
  • Franco Jara played for CF Pachuca in 2019, facing Minnesota in a friendly at Allianz Field. Jara scored the second goal for Los Tuzos in an eventual 2-2 draw.
  • Callum Montgomery was traded to Minnesota United ahead of the 2021 season from FC Dallas. He was drafted by Dallas in the 2019 MLS SuperDraft and was a teammate of Dayne St. Clair on the U23 Canada Men’s National Team.
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