Minnesota United 1-1 New York RB: Draw on Sunday

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SAINT PAUL. Minnesota United and New York RB draw 1-1. B. Hlongwane scored the first goal (18') for Minnesota United. A. Reyes settled the score 1-1 (49').

SAINT PAUL. Minnesota United and New York RB draw 1-1. B. Hlongwane scored the first goal (18′) for Minnesota United. A. Reyes settled the score 1-1 (49′).

The match was held at the Allianz Field Stadium in Saint Paul on Sunday and this began at 1:30 am UTC. The referee was Chris Penso who was helped by Jason White and Brian Poeschel. The 4th official was Timothy Ford. The weather was mist. The temperature was freezing around -1.1 degrees Celsius or 30.09 Fahrenheit. Humidity was up to 92%.​

Match Statistics

There wasn’t much of a difference in ball possession. Minnesota United was in possession of the ball for 51% of the time vs. New York RB that controlled the ball for 49% of the time.

Minnesota United was more aggressive with 57 dangerous attacks and 11 shots of which 5 were on target. However, this did not suffice for Minnesota United to win the match​.

Minnesota United shot 11 times, 5 on target, 5 off target. Talking about the opposition, New York RB shot 16 times, 4 on target, 11 off target.


Minnesota United received 1 yellow card (K. Arriaga). Talking about the opposition, New York RB received 3 yellow cards (Sean Nealis, C. Cásseres and Kyle Duncan).

After this encounter, Minnesota United has 3 points to occupy the 4th place in the table. while New York RB has 1 points (13th).

Match Events

  • 18'

    Bongokuhle Hlongwane

  • 36'

    Sean Nealis

  • 49'

    A. Reyes

    John Tolkin

  • 65'

    Luis Amarilla

    M. García

  • 65'

    H. Dotson

    Wil Trapp

  • 65'

    Omir Fernandez

    D. Edelman

  • 65'

    Elias Manoel

    Cory Burke

  • 65'

    Dante Vanzeir


  • 68'

    C. Cásseres

  • 76'

    K. Arriaga

  • 80'

    T. Oluwaseyi

    Franco Fragapane

  • 87'

    Kyle Duncan

  • 90'

    Tom Barlow

    Lewis Morgan

  • 90'

    Dylan Nealis

    A. Reyes

Next match

In the upcoming Major League Soccer match, Minnesota United will play away with Colorado Rapids on the 19th of March with a 7-5 head to head stats in favor of Colorado Rapids (2 draws).

New York RB will host Columbus Crew on the 18th of March with a 19-18 head to head stats in favor of Columbus Crew (10 draws).

Minnesota United: Formation and Lineups

Minnesota United adopted the 4-2-3-1 line-up (4-2-3-1).

The manager Adrian Heath chose to play with the following team: Dayne St. Clair (6.4), Zarek Valentin (6.5), Michael Boxall (6.8), Miguel Tapias (7.4), Kemar Lawrence (6.3), Kervin Arriaga (7.3), Wil Trapp (7.0), Bongokuhle Hlongwane (6.8), Robin Lod (6.3), Franco Fragapane (6.5) and Mender García (6.6).


Minnesota United made 3 changes: Wil Trapp for H. Dotson (65′), M. García for Luis Amarilla (65′) and Franco Fragapane for T. Oluwaseyi (80′).

Top player: Miguel Tapias

The player who no doubt impressed Minnesota United the most was Miguel Tapias.

His rating is (7.4) with 28 passes (35% accurate) and 1 key pass. He was won 7 duels out of 11.

New York RB: Formation and Lineups

Also New York RB adopted the 4-2-3-1 line-up (4-2-3-1).

On the opposite side, Gerhard Struber played with: Carlos Miguel (6.4), Kyle Duncan (6.2), Sean Nealis (7.0), Andres Reyes (8.0), John Tolkin (7.6), Frankie Amaya (6.5), Daniel Edelman (6.2), Cristian Cásseres Jr. (7.3), Lewis Morgan (6.3), Luquinhas (7.0) and Cory Burke (6.8).

New York RB could not rely on the presence of Dylan Nealis (injured).


New York RB made 5 changes: D. Edelman for Omir Fernandez (65′), Cory Burke for Elias Manoel (65′), Luquinhas for Dante Vanzeir (65′), Lewis Morgan for Tom Barlow (90′) and A. Reyes for Dylan Nealis (90′).

Top player: Andres Reyes

Probably the most impressive player in New York RB was Andres Reyes.

His rating is (8.0) with 1 goal, 37 passes (56% accurate) and 0 key passes. He was won 12 duels out of 14.

Results of the day

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