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Notebook: An injury ridden MNUFC side finally wins in Houston

Hunou’s streak without scoring also ends

MLS: Minnesota United FC at Houston Dynamo Thomas Shea-USA TODAY Sports

After a few matches that Minnesota United dropped points in, some they really shouldn’t have, the Loons finally got back on the winning track. Even saddled with a number on injuries they had to deal with.

“Sometimes you get it. I’ve never had it where all your forward players are the ones who are injured,” said Adrian Heath. “Its something we are looking at because, we have seven attacking players who are all in the same boat. It looks like there’s a little bit of light at the end of the tunnel. They are all out on the grass, they are all training. So hopefully by the time we get back there’s two or three of them that will be able to join in the group for Seattle.”

While the injury list is a huge negative, the positive is Hunou’s scoring drought finally coming to an end in the Lone Star State. Adrian Heath was happy with both goals last weekend, saying.

“He got in good spots. I keep telling him he’s got to keep believing and getting in the right areas. I liked his first goal, because I don’t think he spends enough time in those danger spots close enough to the goal. And then his second one is a lovely finish, very composed. I'm pleased for him.”

When Ethan Finlay was asked if the offense did anything different, he put it quite bluntly.

“We put the damn ball in the net. Simple as that. We have been creating chances, we have run in to hot goalkeepers, we have hit the post. It was great to get Adrien [Hunou] on the board tonight. It was huge for his confidence. Those two things for the individual and collectively for the group is going to be a catalyst for us moving forward.”

The biggest positive though was just walking away with three points after coming in with a depleted roster.

“I think this group that we had out there and who were available knew what we were going to get into and that it was going to be a battle for 90 plus minutes, and its hot,” said Ethan Finlay. “It’s three points but it feels like a bonus one with everything we have been dealing with as a group. We knew that the group that started and was available for this game was more than capable.”