D.C. United lost their first road game of the season at Allianz Field in St. Paul, Minnesota against the Loons, 1-0. Angelo Rodriguez redirected a cross from Romaine Metanire in the 82nd minute of the game to win the contest.
Throughout the first half, both teams spent an equal amount of time in the attacking halves. There were chances for both DCU and Minnesota to get on the board. Lucas Rodriguez nearly finished in the 20th minute of the match. He collected the ball on the outskirts of the 18, rifled a shot to Vito Mannone’s left, Minnesota’s keeper sprung to make the save
Following the Rodriguez shot, Homegrown defender, Donovan Pines headed a cross from Wayne Rooney into the net. Moments after celebrating Pines’ goal, after VAR review the goal was back due to a foul on Minnesota’s goalie, Vito Mannone from Fred Brillant. Both teams went into the first half level at 0-0.
Ulises Segura entered the game for Leo Jara, to start the second half. Minnesota United gained momentum in the second half keeping possession and testing the United backline. Bill Hamid made multiple saves to keep United in the match starting in the 60th minute of the match. Miguel Ibarra took a shot from inside the box and Hamid rose up and swiped it away with his right hand.
In the 74th Minnesota launched a cross inside the box, Hamid came off his line and deflected the ball away safely. Zoltan Stieber and Quincy Amarikwa entered the game in the latter stages of the second half to add some fresh legs to match. In the 82nd minute of contest, Minnesota United’s Rodriguez made a run across the front of United’s net and deflected a cross into the net for the game’s only goal. The game finished 1-0 Minnesota for the Loons’ first home victory at the brand new Allianz Field.
D.C. United head home for their next game on May 4, at 8 PM ET against Eastern Conference rival Columbus Crew SC. Tickets are still available for the contest if you would like to reserve your seats for the match, CLICK HERE.