Sunday, April 17, 2016


On February 16 it was the home opener for the Minnesota United FC at the National Sports Center in Blaine.

The United looked to get everyone involved in the offense early. It was a very physical game as each team went after the ball. 

In the 22nd minute Fort Lauderdale’s Geison Moura was ejected for violent behavior after he got into an altercation with a United player. 

The United did a good job of attacking the goal throughout the first half. Fort Lauderdale did a good job on the defensive end making it difficult for the United to get open shots on goal.

In the 40th minute Minnesota’s Damion Lowe scored a goal. With the goal that made the score Minnesota 1, Fort Lauderdale 0.

Minnesota’s Christian Ramirez scored a goal in stoppage time. With that goal that made the score Minnesota 2, Fort Lauderdale 0. 

At halftime the score was Minnesota 2, Fort Lauderdale 0.

As the second half got underway the game was still physical as both teams continued to go after the ball.

Minnesota had several chances to score throughout the second half.    

In the 69th minute Fort Lauderdale’s Luis Zapata scored a goal for Minnesota as he kicked the ball in his own net. 

With that goal that made the score Minnesota 3, Fort Lauderdale 0.

Minnesota was quicker than Fort Lauderdale was. 

Minnesota won the game by the final of 3-0. The attendance of the game was 9050. 

After the game I was able to talk to Minnesota United head coach
Carl Craig and Minnesota players Damion Lowe and Christian Ramirez about the game.

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