18 Jul Minnesota United FC vs. Seattle Sounders FC – Football Match Report – July 18, 2021
Robin Lod scored within the 81st minute to provide Minnesota United FC its first-ever Main League Soccer win over the Seattle Sounders FC, 1-0, on Sunday afternoon in Saint Paul, Minn.
Lod, left alone on the again publish, tapped in Niko Hansen’s crossing cross together with his left foot previous Seattle keeper Stefan Cleveland for his third purpose of the season. It was simply the ninth purpose of the season allowed this season by the Sounders, fewest in MLS. Cleveland was additionally credited with one save.
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Tyler Miller completed with three saves for the Loons (5-5-3, 18 factors), who had managed only one attract eight earlier conferences with the Sounders since becoming a member of the league in 2017.
It was the primary lack of the season for Western Convention-leading Seattle (8-1-5, 29 factors), snapping their MLS document season-opening level streak at 13 video games.
The Sounders had set the unbeaten document initially set by the LA Galaxy within the league’s inaugural 1996 season and tied three different occasions earlier than being damaged by Seattle. The Sounders’ final loss got here within the 2020 MLS Cup towards the Columbus Crew on Dec. 12.
Minnesota dominated possession within the first 25 minutes however did not garner any pictures on purpose by means of a bunched-in Seattle protection that blocked a number of shot makes an attempt within the field. The Loons’ finest scoring tries got here within the 30th minute when Emanuel Reynoso tried a free kick from 26 yards out that sailed simply over the purpose, and a header by Bakaye Dibassy on the left fringe of the six-yard field off a nook kick that went vast of the far publish.
Miller, in the meantime, needed to make three key first half saves, together with two on MLS purpose scoring co-leader Raul Ruidiaz, the second a diving save on a right-footed shot from the center of the field.
Seattle almost scored within the 47th minute on its first nook kick of the sport however Joao Paulo’s shot from the center of the field was cleared off the suitable publish by Loons ahead Franco Fragapane.
The Sounders did discover the again of the online within the 75th minute when Xavier Arreaga headed in a free kick by Paulo, however he was dominated offside on the play. Lod adopted with the game-winner six minutes later.