Minnesota United advanced after beating Columbus Crew on penalties


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Minnesota United advanced after beating Columbus Crew on penalties

The Loons were finer on the penalty shootout after tying 1-1 at regular time. In the quarterfinals they will face San Jose Earthquakes.

Minnesota United had to suffer to advance to the quarterfinals of MLS is Back, the tournament that takes place in the Orlando bubble due to the coronavirus pandemic that plagues the world and that has left thousands of dead in the United States.

The Loons equalized 1-1 in regular time against the Columbus Crew, but ended up prevailing on shots from the penalty spot with five converts against three of their rival.

Finn Robin Lod led the way for Minnesota in the 18th minute. But when it seemed that those led by Adrian Heath would take the win, Gyasi Zardes appeared, at 79 ‘, to put tables on the game.

Thus, everything went to the penalty shootout, where Minnesota took advantage of the Scottish Chris Cadden’s failure to advance to the quarterfinals, where he will play against San Jose Earthquakes, who beat Real Salt Lake on Monday.

There was a South American presence in the match played at the ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex: Uruguayan central defender Jose Manuel Aja played for the winner, while Argentines Lucas Zelarayán and Milton Valenzuela saw action.

Photo: Getty Images


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