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Photo Gallery: USOC Round of 32 - MNUFC vs Colorado Rapids

MNUFC advances to the round of 16

Lightning strikes during a weather delay at the US Open Cup Round of 32 match between Minnesota United and the Colorado Rapids at Allianz Field in Saint Paul, Minn., on Wednesday, May 11, 2022. (Photo by Tim McLaughlin)

For the second time this year Minnesota United fans had to endure a weather delay. The US Open Cup Round of 32 match between Minnesota United and the Colorado Rapids got underway with an imminent threat of severe weather.

The thunderstorm rolled in and the match was put on hiatus at 7:21pm. The delay lasted 3 hours until they finally had to call it to abide by the city’s noise ordinance that kicked in at 11:00pm. The game was set to resume the following day at 1:00pm.

Thursday afternoon under the sun the teams met up again to finish the final 70 minutes all squared up at a goal a piece.

Brent Kallman received a second yellow and was sent off in the 83’ leaving the Loons down to 10 players. Despite this setback, Emanuel Reynoso scored a goal four minutes later. Minnesota held on and came out 2-1 winners.

Minnesota United advances to the Round of 16 where they will host Union Omaha of USL1. The Battle of the Birds is set to be played on May 25 at 7:00pm.

Minnesota United midfielder Franco Fragapane (7) dribbles the ball during the US Open Cup Round of 32 match between Minnesota United and the Colorado Rapids at Allianz Field in Saint Paul, Minn., on Wednesday, May 11, 2022. (Photo by Travis Gallipo Photography)
Minnesota United forward Abu Danladi (18) celebrates after scoring a goal against the Colorado rapids during the US Open Cup Round of 32 match at Allianz Field in Saint Paul, Minn., on Wednesday, May 11, 2022. (Photo by Travis Gallipo Photography)
Minnesota United forward Abu Danladi (18) during the US Open Cup Round of 32 match between Minnesota United and the Colorado Rapids at Allianz Field in Saint Paul, Minn., on Wednesday, May 11, 2022. (Photo by Travis Gallipo Photography)
Minnesota United forward Abu Danladi (18) kicks the ball during the US Open Cup Round of 32 match against the Colorado Rapids at Allianz Field in Saint Paul, Minn., on Wednesday, May 11, 2022. (Photo by Travis Gallipo Photography)
A Minnesota United fans looks out to a water logged field during the US Open Cup Round of 32 match between Minnesota United and the Colorado Rapids at Allianz Field in Saint Paul, Minn., on Wednesday, May 11, 2022. (Photo by Travis Gallipo Photography)
Lightning strikes during a weather delay at the US Open Cup Round of 32 match between Minnesota United and the Colorado Rapids at Allianz Field in Saint Paul, Minn., on Wednesday, May 11, 2022. (Photo by Travis Gallipo Photography)
Lightning strikes during a weather delay at the US Open Cup Round of 32 match between Minnesota United and the Colorado Rapids at Allianz Field in Saint Paul, Minn., on Wednesday, May 11, 2022. (Photo by Tim McLaughlin)
A thunderstorm causes a weather delay at the US Open Cup Round of 32 match between Minnesota United and the Colorado Rapids at Allianz Field in Saint Paul, Minn., on Wednesday, May 11, 2022. (Photo by Tim McLaughlin)
Minnesota United midfielder Franco Fragapane (7) talks to the referee during the US Open Cup Round of 32 match between Minnesota United and the Colorado Rapids at Allianz Field in Saint Paul, Minn., on Thursday, May 12, 2022. (Photo by Tim McLaughlin)
During the US Open Cup Round of 32 match between Minnesota United and the Colorado Rapids at Allianz Field in Saint Paul, Minn., on Thursday, May 12, 2022. (Photo by Tim McLaughlin)
Colorado Rapids defender Steven Beitashour (33) grabs Minnesota United forward Bongokuhle Hlongwane (21) during the US Open Cup Round of 32 match at Allianz Field in Saint Paul, Minn., on Thursday, May 12, 2022. (Photo by Seth Steffenhagen/Steffenhagen Photography)
Minnesota United midfielder Joseph Rosales (8) crosses the ball during the US Open Cup Round of 32 match against the Colorado Rapids at Allianz Field in Saint Paul, Minn., on Thursday, May 12, 2022. (Photo by Seth Steffenhagen/Steffenhagen Photography)
Minnesota United forward Bongokuhle Hlongwane (21) takes on Colorado Rapids defender Keegan Rosenberry (2) during the US Open Cup Round of 32 match at Allianz Field in Saint Paul, Minn., on Thursday, May 12, 2022. (Photo by Seth Steffenhagen/Steffenhagen Photography)
Minnesota United midfielder Emanuel Reynoso (10) scores a goal during the US Open Cup Round of 32 match against the Colorado Rapids at Allianz Field in Saint Paul, Minn., on Thursday, May 12, 2022. (Photo by Seth Steffenhagen/Steffenhagen Photography)
Minnesota United midfielder Emanuel Reynoso (10) scores a goal during the US Open Cup Round of 32 match against the Colorado Rapids at Allianz Field in Saint Paul, Minn., on Thursday, May 12, 2022. (Photo by Tim McLaughlin)
Minnesota United midfielder Emanuel Reynoso (10) celebrates with teammate Kervin Arriaga (33) after scoring a goal during the US Open Cup Round of 32 match against the Colorado Rapids at Allianz Field in Saint Paul, Minn., on Thursday, May 12, 2022. (Photo by Seth Steffenhagen/Steffenhagen Photography)
Minnesota United players DJ Taylor (27) and Wil Trapp (20) during the US Open Cup Round of 32 match against the Colorado Rapids at Allianz Field in Saint Paul, Minn., on Thursday, May 12, 2022. (Photo by Tim McLaughlin)
Minnesota United supporters celebrate after Minnesota United defeated the Colorado Rapids 2-1 in the US Open Cup Round of 32 match at Allianz Field in Saint Paul, Minn., on Thursday, May 12, 2022. (Photo by Seth Steffenhagen/Steffenhagen Photography)
Minnesota United supporters celebrate after Minnesota United defeated the Colorado Rapids 2-1 in the US Open Cup Round of 32 match at Allianz Field in Saint Paul, Minn., on Thursday, May 12, 2022. (Photo by Seth Steffenhagen/Steffenhagen Photography)
Minnesota United defender Michael Boxall (15) gives a wave during the US Open Cup Round of 32 match against the Colorado Rapids at Allianz Field in Saint Paul, Minn., on Thursday, May 12, 2022. (Photo by Tim McLaughlin)