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Minnesota United FC 2, New England Revolution 1 | 2018 MLS Match Recap

Christian Ramirez and Darwin Quintero scored at both ends of the first half to help lift Minnesota United FC to a 2-1 win over the New England Revolution Wednesday night at TCF Bank Stadium.

Ramirez put the Loons (8-11-1) in front in the 5th minute, pouncing on an errant headed ball by Jalil Anibaba and cleverly chipping over Matt Turner, who was off his line to play a potential back pass.

Quintero doubled Minnesota’s lead just before the break with a sensational solo effort, picking up the ball just inside the 18-yard box and dancing around four players before slipping a low shot inside the far post.

Diego Fagundez pulled the Revolution (7-6-7) a goal back in the 52nd minute, beating former teammate Bobby Shuttleworth with a penalty kick up the middle after Alexi Gomez pushed over Kelyn Rowe.

But Shuttleworth got the last laugh, diving to his right to push aside a possible equalizer by Krisztian Nemeth and making a reaction stop to rob Scott Caldwell from close range a few moments later.


  • 5’ - MIN - Christian Ramirez | WATCH
  • 45’+1’ - MIN - Darwin Quintero | WATCH
  • 52’ - NE - Diego Fagundez (PK) | WATCH

Three Things

  • THE BIG PICTURE: Unlike Saturday, Minnesota did well to manage the final 15 minutes and celebrated back-to-back wins for the third time this season, while New England will rue more individual mistakes defensively that were again costly.
  • MOMENT OF THE MATCH: This moment of individual brilliance from Quintero in first-half stoppage time proved to be the winner.
  • MAN OF THE MATCH: Bobby Shuttleworth was massive, making six saves against his former team and ensuring the Loons faithful were singing the Oasis classic “Wonderwall” after the final whistle.

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