Minnesota United Falls On The Road Against The La Galaxy

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July 8, 2024 – Major League Soccer (MLS)
Minnesota United FC News Release

CARSON, Calif. – Minnesota United fell to the LA Galaxy, 2-1, Sunday night at Dignity Health Sports Park. Minnesota United will travel to face Houston Dynamo FC on Saturday, July 13 before returning home for a two-game homestand before Leagues Cup 2024.

15′ – Minnesota United had their first close opportunity to goal after the service into the box by Joseph Rosales was cleared out to Sang Bin Jeong. A few yards out from the 18-yard line, Sang Bin put a ball over-the-top and in-behind LA Galaxy’s back line where the ball was hit away by LA goalkeeper John McCarthy before Hassani Dotson could get his head on the ball.

25′ – LA Galaxy scored the first goal of the match after a long-ball over the top found Miki Yamane on the right flank where he one-touched a driven ball on the ground to teammate Gabriel Pec just outside the six-yard line for a one-touch to goal.

30′ – Michael Boxall nearly equalized the score after Rosales served the ball into the box from a set piece. Boxall off the volley tried to find the back of the net but went straight to the hands of McCarthy.

31′ – On the counterattack, Bongokuhle Hlongwane took open space up the pitch where he laid it off to Sang Bin in the middle third and made a run to the right flank where he regained possession. Bongi’s cross was deflected off a Galaxy defender and out to the Costa Rican international Alejandro Bran for a one-touch to goal. But after VAR review, the goal was called offside and not given to Minnesota United.

35′ – The Honduras international Rosales found space in the middle third of the pitch and fired off a wide-open long-range shot to goal that missed just wide of the right post.

55′ – Minnesota United found their first scoring opportunity of the second half after a one-two sequence between Sang Bin and Bongi inside the box but the South Korean international wasn’t able to get a shot off.

69′ – Alec Smir made a crucial save to keep the score 1-0 after Miguel Berry laid it back to Gabriel Pec for a one-touch driven shot to goal but Smir dove and saved the shot.

73′ – Minnesota equalized the score 1-1 after Teemu Pukki, who returned to the field after being out to injury, took space up the pitch and fired off a shot just outside the 18-yard box and found the back of the net.

85′ – Yet again, Minnesota had another chance to goal after Franco Fragapane took space up the middle of the pitch where he took a shot just…

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