Full time: Minnesota 5, LAFC 1. This was a bad one. You can read the grizzly details in our full recap.
58th minute: Ramirez scores his second goal to really punish LAFC. Yikes.
57th minute: Miguel Ibarra scores and the rout is on for Minnesota.
45+1st minute: And another Minnesota goal, as Darwin Quintero scores just before halftime. LAFC have an uphill climb here.
44th minute: Minnesota goal. Christian Ramirez scores off a second try on a corner kick — basically the same play that Latif Blessing beat Francisco Calvo on in the first game.
26th minute: GOAL LAFC! Benny Feilhaber with the immediate answer on the second try, as he had the patience to wait for his opening. Tie game!
25th minute: Minnesota goal. Rasmus Schuller scores off the cut back pass after LAFC narrowly avoided conceding a minute earlier.
Big changes for LAFC, who swap out most of the defense, sit Carlos Vela (he is not in the 18 at all), keep Adama Diomande on the bench, and oh yeah, Andre Horta is in the 18 for the first time.
Minnesota, meanwhile, keep it consistent from their last game on Wednesday:
The teams met back in May, with LAFC winning 2-0 at Banc of California Stadium, the goals coming courtesy of Eduard Atuesta and Mark-Anthony Kaye. LAFC thoroughly outplayed Minnesota in that match — will we see more of the same?
You never know, but Adrian Heath’s side has been playing better lately, and have won three of their last four games, including a midweek league match against the New England Revolution. Darwin Quintero has been playing very well, but both sides will be on short rest so no advantage in that regard.
Lee Nguyen is suspended for this game after his red card last week, while Minnesota have no suspensions. Atuesta remains out, and Andre Horta is still listed as questionable on the injury report, so it’s unclear if the Portuguese Designated Player will be in line for minutes here or not. Minnesota starters Kevin Molino, Ethan Finlay and Sam Cronin remain out long-term, while struggling forward Abu Danladi is listed as questionable.
How to Watch Minnesota United vs. LAFC:
The match broadcast is scheduled start at 4 pm PT. Kickoff will come 4:08 pm. You can watch the game on YouTube TV or UniMás 46 in the Los Angeles blackout zone, or on ESPN+ in the rest of the United States.
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