Tonight wouldn’t be a perfect night for the Loons but it would end well for the home side. After Kamara and Molino goals the match would end 2-0 for MNUFC as they keep their unbeaten record against the Southwest Ohio side.
Minnesota United went 100% with their same formation from their draw with Real Salt Lake for their clash with FC Cincinnati. The only changes came on the bench with Aja and Chacón being replaced by Molino and Kallman in the matchday 18.
andddddd the formation graphic. https://t.co/hHqueNULwX pic.twitter.com/B848g7bmRA— Minnesota United FC (@MNUFC) October 3, 2020
Minnesota would dear with the first of a plethora of possible injuries and at least stingers when Chase Gasper had his ankle crushed by Cincinnati’s Mathieu Deplagne.
It took a VAR review on the foul but it was determined to be cause for a penalty kick but no card. Kei Kamara would bury the shot to open the scoring on the night.
Make that 130 goals for @keikamara pic.twitter.com/kzL8sv4Sek— Minnesota United FC (@MNUFC) October 4, 2020
The Loons would make their first sub of the night in the 61st minute sending Kevin Molino in to replace Jacori Hayes.
Sub.@kevinmolino10 IN@JacoriHayes OUT pic.twitter.com/x05yacM2nx— Minnesota United FC (@MNUFC) October 4, 2020
The change would pay dividends almost immediately as in the 69th minute Kevin Molino would slip a nice shot through the ole five hole of Przemyslaw Tyton.
Welcome back— Minnesota United FC (@MNUFC) October 4, 2020
Welcome back pic.twitter.com/qQ9kRMSoJF
Following the goal Minnesota would bring Aaron Schoenfeld on to replace Kei Kamara in the 70th minute.
We have a substitution for . . . . #MNUFC pic.twitter.com/VIKAwok8a8— E Pluribus Loonum (@EPluribusLoonum) October 4, 2020
At the end of the night MNUFC would come away with a 2-0 win to get back on track.