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Recap: A Lone Goal is All That's Needed to Win

Darwin Quintero's first half goal is all that's needed for MNUFC to outlast the Rapids.

July 13, 2019 - Saint Paul, Minnesota, United States - The Wonderwall celebrate as Minnesota United defeats FC Dallas 1-0 at Allianz Field.
July 13, 2019 - Saint Paul, Minnesota, United States - The Wonderwall celebrate as Minnesota United defeats FC Dallas 1-0 at Allianz Field.
(Photo by Seth Steffenhagen/Steffenhagen Photography)

After a 5-3 defeat in Frisco on Saturday night MNUFC made another huge set of changes in the starting XI. Only 3 players started tonight that also did against FC Dallas, those being Michael Boxall Vito Mannone, and Angelo Rodriguez.

Outside of an incredible 15 fouls called in the first half, which only resulted in one card surprisingly enough, there wasn't a ton that happened: save for two exceptions.

After a foul inside the box Darwin Quintero lined up to take a PK for the Loons but Colorado goalkeeper Clint Irwin guessed correct and made a gorgeous save.

Just moments later Kevin Molino played a long ball to Quintero past the entire Colorado defense, who were completely out of position against that attack. Darwin took advantage of Irwin being on his own and slipped a low shot past him for the only goal of the night.

Along with another 10 total fouls and two yellow cards to Minnesota the second half did feature plenty of chances for both sides. In the end those chances would be snuffed out by the other teams respective back line.

Those two cards would be Chase Gaspar in the 60th minute for a dangerous tackle and Michael Boxall in the 82nd.

The 71st minute would see Heath use the first two of his three subs with Abu Danladi coming in for Angelo Rodriguez and Ethan Finlay coming in for Kevin Molino.

Shortly after the substitutions Vito Mannone snagged a huge save to keep the Loons lead as the teams entered the final Quarter-Hour. The Loons would then send on Hassani Dotson for Darwin Quintero as Heath's final sub.

With roughly 5 minutes left to go Ike Opara struck a shot that nearly gave Minnesota a 2-0 lead but was called offsides in the end.