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Photo Gallery: Minnesota United vs Sporting KC

Minnesota earns a vital three points.

October 31, 2021 - Saint Paul, Minnesota, United States - True North Elite capo celebrates as Minnesota United defeated Sporting KC by a score of 2-1 at Allianz Field. (Photo by Seth Steffenhagen/Steffenhagen Photography)

The Halloween match against Sporting KC got off to a frightful start as Khiry Shelton scored early on for the visitors after only eight minutes. Minnesota United came back shortly after with a goal from Franco Fragapane in the 20th minute. Late in the first half Emanuel Reynoso was brought down in the penalty box and converted on the penalty kick with a panenka. The Loons held out to claim all three crucial points as they look to secure their spot in the playoffs.

With LA Galaxy and Vancouver only picking up one point from their games this week the Loons remain in fifth place.

October 31, 2021 - Saint Paul, Minnesota, United States - Minnesota United supporters cheer as the players get ready for kickoff of the Minnesota United vs Sporting KC match at Allianz Field. (Photo by Seth Steffenhagen/Steffenhagen Photography)
October 31, 2021 - Saint Paul, Minnesota, United States - Minnesota United midfielder Emanuel Reynoso (10) takes a corner kick during the match against Sporting KC at Allianz Field. (Photo by Seth Steffenhagen/Steffenhagen Photography)
October 31, 2021 - Saint Paul, Minnesota, United States - Minnesota United midfielder Emanuel Reynoso (10) takes a corner kick during the match against Sporting KC at Allianz Field. (Photo by Seth Steffenhagen/Steffenhagen Photography)
October 31, 2021 - Saint Paul, Minnesota, United States - Minnesota United defender Romain Métanire (19) heads the ball into the head of Sporting KC midfielder Roger Espinoza (15) during the match at Allianz Field. (Photo by Seth Steffenhagen/Steffenhagen Photography)
October 31, 2021 - Saint Paul, Minnesota, United States - A Minnesota United supporter dressed up as Ted Lasso is pictured in The Wonderwall during the Minnesota United vs Sporting KC match at Allianz Field. (Photo by Seth Steffenhagen/Steffenhagen Photography)
October 31, 2021 - Saint Paul, Minnesota, United States - Minnesota United midfielder Robin Lod (17) dribbles the ball during the match against Sporting KC at Allianz Field. (Photo by Seth Steffenhagen/Steffenhagen Photography)
October 31, 2021 - Saint Paul, Minnesota, United States - Minnesota United defender Romain Métanire (19) traps the ball during the match against Sporting KC at Allianz Field. (Photo by Seth Steffenhagen/Steffenhagen Photography)
October 31, 2021 - Saint Paul, Minnesota, United States - Supporters in The Wonderwall are pictured during the Minnesota United vs Sporting KC match at Allianz Field. (Photo by Seth Steffenhagen/Steffenhagen Photography)
October 31, 2021 - Saint Paul, Minnesota, United States - Minnesota United forward Adrien Hunou (23) looks for a foul to be call during the match against Sporting KC at Allianz Field. (Photo by Seth Steffenhagen/Steffenhagen Photography)
October 31, 2021 - Saint Paul, Minnesota, United States - Minnesota United forward Adrien Hunou (23) passes the ball during the match against Sporting KC at Allianz Field. (Photo by Seth Steffenhagen/Steffenhagen Photography)
October 31, 2021 - Saint Paul, Minnesota, United States - Minnesota United midfielder Ethan Finlay (13) and Sporting KC defender Amadou Dia (13) chase down the ball during the match at Allianz Field. (Photo by Seth Steffenhagen/Steffenhagen Photography)
October 31, 2021 - Saint Paul, Minnesota, United States - Sporting KC defender Amadou Dia (13) fouls Minnesota United midfielder Emanuel Reynoso (10) and receives a yellow card during the match at Allianz Field. (Photo by Seth Steffenhagen/Steffenhagen Photography)
October 31, 2021 - Saint Paul, Minnesota, United States - Minnesota United defeated Sporting KC by a score of 2-1 at Allianz Field. (Photo by Seth Steffenhagen/Steffenhagen Photography)
October 31, 2021 - Saint Paul, Minnesota, United States - Supporters in The Wonderwall celebrate as Minnesota United defeated Sporting KC by a score of 2-1 at Allianz Field. (Photo by Seth Steffenhagen/Steffenhagen Photography)
October 31, 2021 - Saint Paul, Minnesota, United States - True North Elite capo celebrates as Minnesota United defeated Sporting KC by a score of 2-1 at Allianz Field. (Photo by Seth Steffenhagen/Steffenhagen Photography)
October 31, 2021 - Saint Paul, Minnesota, United States - Supporters in The Wonderwall celebrate as Minnesota United defeated Sporting KC by a score of 2-1 at Allianz Field. (Photo by Seth Steffenhagen/Steffenhagen Photography)
October 31, 2021 - Saint Paul, Minnesota, United States - A Minnesota United supporter dressed up as Ted Lasso is pictured in The Wonderwall during the Minnesota United vs Sporting KC match at Allianz Field. (Photo by Seth Steffenhagen/Steffenhagen Photography)
October 31, 2021 - Saint Paul, Minnesota, United States - Minnesota United head coach Adrian Heath takes questions from the media after Minnesota United defeated Sporting KC by a score of 2-1 at Allianz Field. (Photo by Seth Steffenhagen/Steffenhagen Photography)
October 31, 2021 - Saint Paul, Minnesota, United States - Minnesota United defender Chase Gasper (77) takes questions from the media after Minnesota United defeated Sporting KC by a score of 2-1 at Allianz Field. (Photo by Seth Steffenhagen/Steffenhagen Photography)
October 31, 2021 - Saint Paul, Minnesota, United States - Minnesota United midfielder Emanuel Reynoso (10) takes questions from the media after Minnesota United defeated Sporting KC by a score of 2-1 at Allianz Field. (Photo by Seth Steffenhagen/Steffenhagen Photography)