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Recap: Loons drop second straight match in loss to Austin FC

The Lone Star State continues to prove tough to MNUFC

MLS: Minnesota United FC at Austin FC Scott Wachter-USA TODAY Sports

Minnesota United headed down to the Lone Star State to face Austin FC. Unfortunately for Minnesota, that road trip did not end well with the Loons dropping their second straight match.

Adrian Heath made just a few changes to the lineup from Minnesota’s loss to Seattle. Rosales took the spot of Abu Danladi at the right wing, while Arriaga replaced Dotson at LDM. Lawrence, Dibassy, Boxall, and Dotson played the back line with all but Boxy coming on to replace Dibassy, Kallman, and DJ Taylor.

The first half of the match saw neither team be able to score to break open a deadlocked match, with the first 45 ending nil-nil.

However, shortly after the half began Austin FC would score the game’s only goal of the evening. Hector Jimenez played a ball into the box past the PK spot from near the corner of the 18. Maximiliano Urruti then one footed the ball into the goal and past Loons keeper Dayne St. Clair.

The Loons loss dropped Minnesota down to a record of 2-2-2 with eight points and now sit in 10th place in the Western Conference of Major League Soccer.

Minnesota United will head back home for a return to Allianz Field and a match against the Colorado Rapids on Saturday at 7:00 PM in St. Paul. The Loons match against the Rapids will be seen on Bally Sports North, MLS Live on ESPN+, and heard on SKOR North.