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2021 Major League Soccer, Regular Season
  • Adrien Hunou (41')
  • Robin Lod (63')
  • Franco Fragapane (67')
  • Romain Métanire (77')
  • Dániel Gazdag (45', 54')

Minnesota United rally to earn 3-2 win over Union

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Minnesota stays in playoff hunt with comeback win vs. Philly (1:52)

Minnesota United secures a vital three points against Philadelphia Union to remain sixth in the West. (1:52)

Franco Fragapane scored the winning goal in the 67th minute and also had an assist and Tyler Miller made four saves to lead Minnesota United to a 3-2 victory over the Philadelphia Union on Wednesday night in Saint Paul, Minn.

Robin Lod and Adrien Hunou also scored goals for Minnesota (12-10-8, 44 points), which played the final 13 minutes with just 10 men after defender Romain Metanire was red-carded for throwing a ball into the face of Union defenseman Kai Wagner. Metanire was upset that Wagner had wrestled the ball away from him after Josef Martinez had won a free kick in the defensive zone.

Daniel Gazdag had a brace for Philadelphia (12-8-10, 46 points), which had a six-match unbeaten streak (4-0-2) snapped. Andre Blake finished with one save for the Union.

Minnesota took a 1-0 lead in the 41st minute when Hunou took a through pass from Fragapane on the left side of the box and fired a low left-footed shot inside the near post for his sixth goal of the season.

Philadelphia tied it just four minutes later on Gazdag's second goal of the season. The score was set up by Jamiro Monteiro, who passed back to Gazdag on the left outside edge of the penalty box where Gazdag fired a right-footed shot into the top right corner of the net.

Gazdag then made it 2-1 in the 54th minute when he knocked in a rebound of a header by Alejandro Bedoya inside the far post.

But the Loons came back to take a 3-2 lead with two goals in the span of four minutes. Lod, who had just entered the game two minutes earlier, got the first off a brilliant back-heal assist from Emanuel Reynoso, who stole the ball and broke into the center of the box where he found Lod on the right side. Lod then drilled a left-footed shot into the top right corner for his eighth goal of the season.

Fragapane then gave Minnesota the lead in the 67th minute with a rebound header of a Honou shot inside the far left post for his fourth goal of the season.

Major League Soccer Standings

POS Team GP GD PTS
1 Philadelphia Union 12 +7 21
2 New York City FC 11 +13 20
3 CF Montréal 12 +2 20
4 Orlando City SC 12 -1 20
5 New York Red Bulls 12 +8 20
6 FC Cincinnati 12 -2 19
7 Atlanta United FC 11 +1 15
8 D.C. United 11 -3 13
9 Charlotte FC 12 -5 13
10 Columbus Crew 11 +2 13
11 New England Revolution 11 -2 12
12 Inter Miami CF 12 -10 12
13 Toronto FC 12 -7 11
14 Chicago Fire FC 12 -5 11

Major League Soccer Standings

POS Team GP GD PTS
1 Austin FC 12 +13 23
2 LAFC 12 +10 23
3 FC Dallas 12 +10 22
4 LA Galaxy 12 +2 20
5 Real Salt Lake 12 -4 19
6 Nashville SC 12 0 18
7 Houston Dynamo FC 12 0 15
8 Colorado Rapids 12 0 15
9 Minnesota United FC 12 0 15
10 Portland Timbers 13 -1 15
11 Seattle Sounders FC 10 -1 13
12 San Jose Earthquakes 12 -6 13
13 Sporting Kansas City 13 -12 12
14 Vancouver Whitecaps 11 -9 11