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Instant #PANIC: Loons and Real Salt Lake Play to a Draw

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#PANIC??? Or...hope?

MLS: Real Salt Lake vs Minnesota United FC Steve Dykes-USA TODAY Sports

In a surprising twist, MNUFC blew a 2 goal lead and tied with Real Salt Lake 3-3 in their third preseason match. Oh wait...That’s not too surprising at all.

For the second match in a row, the offense looked solid in the first pass. John Venegas and Kevin Molino look like a comination that will create a good amount of chances for MNUFC this coming season.

And in his starting role, we had a sighting from the one and only Superman!

With what could likely be the starting lineup (at least up front), the Loons looked like they could score on any given trip up the field. Going into the break, MNUFC lead 1-0, but it easily could have been 3 or 4.

The defense showed flashes. But, those flashes were both good and bad. The problems at fullback will show this coming season.

Oh, look. It’s that Kevin Molino guy again:

But then...things unraveled quickly. Much like in hockey, all of a sudden two goal leads are becoming the most dangerous lead in soccer.

The defense and midfield looked out of sorts and quickly the score was 2-2 and then 3-2 RSL, but luckily we have Johan Venegas.

So, there is some reason to #PANIC, but there is plenty of reason to be hopeful after the Portland tournament. I, for one, welcome our fate of going 0-34-0 this coming season.

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