07/22 20:07 CDT Christian Ramirez scores twice, Minnesota beats LAFC 5-1
Christian Ramirez scores twice, Minnesota beats LAFC 5-1
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) --- Christian Ramirez scored twice, Darwin Quintero had a goal
and two assists and Minnesota United won their third in a row with a 5-1 rout
of Los Angeles FC on Sunday night.
Ramirez and Quintero scored back-to-back goals to make it 3-1 at the end of the
first half. Ramirez put away a loose ball in the 45th minute after Quintero's
corner was played out and then headed back into the area by Eric Miller.
Quintero then made a run up the left channel behind a well-played ball from
Miller and slotted the finish past the goalkeeper in the first minute of
first-half stoppage time.
Miguel Ibarra and Ramirez scored in the 56th and 58th minutes to make it 5-1.
Rasmus Schuller opened the scoring with his first MLS goal for Minnesota
(9-11-1) in the 25th minute, finishing Quintero's pass from the middle of the
area. Benny Feilhaber tied it for LAFC (10-5-5) a minute later with a blast
from close range.
Minnesota won four in a row at home for the first time in franchise history.
LA had a six-game unbeaten streak snapped.