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Photo Gallery: Minnesota United vs Chicago Fire

Another three goals yields three points for MNUFC

Minnesota United supporters display a tifo before kickoff at the Minnesota United vs Chicago Fire match at Allianz Field in Saint Paul, Minn., on Saturday, April 23, 2022. (Photo by Seth Steffenhagen/Steffenhagen Photography)

The match on Saturday against the Chicago Fire took some time to get going. Both teams were scoreless come halftime.

The Loons ramped up the action late in the second half. Bongokuhle Hlongwane had another impressive appearance off the bench after replacing Luis Amarilla in the 62'.

Ten minutes later Hlongwane assisted Emanuel Reynoso for the opening goal.

Just a few minutes later Chicago Fire midfielder Federico Navarro was issued a second yellow and was subsequently sent off. Chicago Fire players spouted their objections as they attempted to persuade the referee to look up and watch the replay above The Wonderwall.

The crowd serenaded Navarro to their rendition of the 1969 song, "Na Na Hey Hey Kiss Him Goodbye". Navarro eventually headed back to the locker room and this opened up the field a bit more for the Loons. Kervin Arriaga headed in a ball crossed over by Reynoso. Minnesota quickly capitalized on the player advantage once again as Hlongwane threaded a pass to Robin Lod to make it 3-0.

Dayne St. Claire made four saves to earn another clean sheet and further the calls to move up Canada's goalkeeper depth chart.

The Loons now sit fifth in the West with five points from the top. Minnesota United heads to California to take on LAFC on May 1st.

Minnesota United forward Luis Amarilla (9) controls the ball during the match against Chicago Fire at Allianz Field in Saint Paul, Minn., on Saturday, April 23, 2022. (Photo by Seth Steffenhagen/Steffenhagen Photography)
Minnesota United defender Oniel Fisher (91) kicks the ball during the match against Chicago Fire at Allianz Field in Saint Paul, Minn., on Saturday, April 23, 2022. (Photo by Seth Steffenhagen/Steffenhagen Photography)
Chicago Fire defender Miguel Ángel Navarro (6) fouls Minnesota United defender Oniel Fisher (91) during the match at Allianz Field in Saint Paul, Minn., on Saturday, April 23, 2022. Navarro received a yellow card for the foul on Fisher. (Photo by Seth Steffenhagen/Steffenhagen Photography)
Minnesota United midfielder Kervin Arriaga (33) breaks away from the grasp of Chicago Fire forward Kacper Przybylko (11) during the match at Allianz Field in Saint Paul, Minn., on Saturday, April 23, 2022. (Photo by Seth Steffenhagen/Steffenhagen Photography)
Minnesota United midfielder Wil Trapp (20) takes a shot during the match against Chicago Fire at Allianz Field in Saint Paul, Minn., on Saturday, April 23, 2022. (Photo by Seth Steffenhagen/Steffenhagen Photography)
Minnesota United goalkeeper Dayne St. Clair (97) catches the ball during the match against Chicago Fire at Allianz Field in Saint Paul, Minn., on Saturday, April 23, 2022. (Photo by Seth Steffenhagen/Steffenhagen Photography)
Minnesota United midfielder Emanuel Reynoso (10) takes a corner kick during the match against Chicago Fire at Allianz Field in Saint Paul, Minn., on Saturday, April 23, 2022. (Photo by Seth Steffenhagen/Steffenhagen Photography)
Minnesota United forward Abu Danladi (18) stretches to control the ball during the match against Chicago Fire at Allianz Field in Saint Paul, Minn., on Saturday, April 23, 2022. (Photo by Seth Steffenhagen/Steffenhagen Photography)
Minnesota United forward Bongokuhle Hlongwane (21) dribbles the ball during the match against Chicago Fire at Allianz Field in Saint Paul, Minn., on Saturday, April 23, 2022. (Photo by Seth Steffenhagen/Steffenhagen Photography)
Referee Silviu Petrescu issues a red card to Chicago Fire midfielder Federico Navarro (31) after receiving a second yellow card during the Minnesota United vs Chicago Fire match at Allianz Field in Saint Paul, Minn., on Saturday, April 23, 2022. (Photo by Seth Steffenhagen/Steffenhagen Photography)
Referee Silviu Petrescu issues a red card to Chicago Fire midfielder Federico Navarro (31) after receiving a second yellow card during the Minnesota United vs Chicago Fire match at Allianz Field in Saint Paul, Minn., on Saturday, April 23, 2022. (Photo by Seth Steffenhagen/Steffenhagen Photography)
Referee Silviu Petrescu issues a red card to Chicago Fire midfielder Federico Navarro (31) after receiving a second yellow card during the Minnesota United vs Chicago Fire match at Allianz Field in Saint Paul, Minn., on Saturday, April 23, 2022. (Photo by Seth Steffenhagen/Steffenhagen Photography)
Minnesota United midfielder Kervin Arriaga (33) scores a goal during the match against Chicago Fire at Allianz Field in Saint Paul, Minn., on Saturday, April 23, 2022. (Photo by Seth Steffenhagen/Steffenhagen Photography)
Minnesota United defender Bakaye Dibassy (12) celebrates a goal scored by teammate Kervin Arriaga (33) during the match against Chicago Fire at Allianz Field in Saint Paul, Minn., on Saturday, April 23, 2022. (Photo by Seth Steffenhagen/Steffenhagen Photography)
Minnesota United midfielder Robin Lod (17) scores a goal during the match against Chicago Fire at Allianz Field in Saint Paul, Minn., on Saturday, April 23, 2022. (Photo by Seth Steffenhagen/Steffenhagen Photography)
Minnesota United midfielder Robin Lod (17) celebrates with teammate Bongokuhle Hlongwane (21) after scoring a goal against Chicago Fire at Allianz Field in Saint Paul, Minn., on Saturday, April 23, 2022. (Photo by Seth Steffenhagen/Steffenhagen Photography)
Minnesota United midfielder Robin Lod (17) celebrates with teammate Bongokuhle Hlongwane (21) after scoring a goal against Chicago Fire at Allianz Field in Saint Paul, Minn., on Saturday, April 23, 2022. (Photo by Seth Steffenhagen/Steffenhagen Photography)
Supporters in The Wonderwall celebrate after and mimic Minnesota United midfielder Robin Lod’s goal celebration after scoring against the Chicago Fire at Allianz Field in Saint Paul, Minn., on Saturday, April 23, 2022. (Photo by Seth Steffenhagen/Steffenhagen Photography)
Supporters in The Wonderwall celebrate after Minnesota United defeated Chicago Fire by a score of 3-0 at Allianz Field in Saint Paul, Minn., on Saturday, April 23, 2022. (Photo by Seth Steffenhagen/Steffenhagen Photography)
Minnesota United defender Oniel Fisher (91) takes questions from the media after Minnesota United defeated Chicago Fire by a score 3-0 at Allianz Field in Saint Paul, Minn., on Saturday, April 16, 2022. (Photo by Seth Steffenhagen/Steffenhagen Photography)