Minnesota United 1-0 Vancouver Whitecaps – Vancouver Whitecaps suffer at the hands of Minnesota United as home team is triumphant

Marc Dos Santos' squad suffered an away defeat to Minnesota United at Allianz Field
Dave Conor

Dave Conor

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Minnesota United’s 1-0 win over Vancouver Whitecaps on Thursday, was hard fought at Allianz Field. Following today’s result, Minnesota United and Vancouver Whitecaps currently occupy 13th and 5th spots in the table, with 3 points and 7 points respectively after 6 matches.

After a goalless first half, Minnesota United piled on the pressure in the second and were rewarded, with a goal from Ábila in the 72nd minute. When the final wisthle blew, the result was 1-0 to Minnesota United.

Minnesota United brought on Ábila and Hayes for Gregus and Reynoso. Vancouver Whitecaps brought on Cornelius, Jakob Nerwinski, Owusu and Raposo, to replace Rose, Bruno Gaspar, Teibert and Bikel.

There were bookings for Boxall, Ábila and Alonso from Minnesota United, and Bruno Gaspar, Caio Alexandre and Cornelius, for Vancouver Whitecaps.

Minnesota United will play their next fixture at home against FC Dallas, while Vancouver Whitecaps will face Sporting Kansas City away.

Technical card:
Minnesota United: Miller, Raitala, Boxall, Chase Gasper, Métanire, Alonso, Trapp, Gregus (Ábila, min.65), Reynoso (Hayes, min.86), Dotson and Lod
Vancouver Whitecaps: Crépeau, Rose (Cornelius, min.46), Veselinovic, Gutiérrez, Bruno Gaspar (Jakob Nerwinski, min.73), Caio Alexandre, Bikel (Raposo, min.86), Teibert (Owusu, min.77), Caicedo, Cavallini and Dájome
Stadium: Allianz Field
Goals: Ábila (1-0, min. 72)

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