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Recap: Minnesota and Edmonton remain even in The Flyover Cup

Minnesota United FC 1 – FC Edmonton 1
 NSC Stadium, Blaine, MN
Attendance: 9077

34′-Cristian Raudales (FCE)

40′-Kalif Alhassan (MNU)

58′-Lance Laing (FCE)

70′-Justin Davis (MNU)

82′-Thiago de Freitas (FCE)

88′-Juliano Vicentini (MNU)



Kalif Alhassan (RM) for Daniel Mendes (RM) 76′

Yago (LM) for JC Banks (LM) 85′

Juliano Vicentini (CM) for Pablo Campos (F) 90’+


Dustin Corea (RM) for Sainey Nyassi (RM) 68′

Tom Ameobi (F) for Daryl Fordyce (F) 77′

Cristian Raudales (CM) for Tomas Granitto (CM) 79′


47′ (PK)-Christian Ramirez (MNU)

71′-Tomi Ameobi (FCE)



Major Themes

The Flyover Cup, in Minnesota's possession for the since 2013 (photo Daniel Casey)

The Flyover Cup, in Minnesota’s possession for the since 2013 (photo Daniel Casey)

-With the draw, possession of The Flyover Cup (@TheFlyoverCup) tentatively remains in the hands of Minnesota United’s supporters, the Dark Clouds (@MNDarkClouds). However, Edmonton’s supporters (@FCESG) could still win it when the teams face each other for the last time this season on September 6th in Edmonton.

-When Minnesota forward Christian Ramirez converted the penalty kick earned by Yago in the 47th minute, he became the franchise’s all-time leading goal scorer with 27.

-Injuries caused Minnesota United to roll out a rather odd starting XI moving centerback Cristiano Dias (who hasn’t started a match since…) out to rightback, a position that he hasn’t played before although he has seen time at leftback.

In Form:

-With the assist to forward Tom Ameobi, left winger Lance Laing is now tied with Georgi Hristov of the Tampa Bay Rowdies for the league lead with six.

-Christian Ramirez extended his goal scoring streak to six games.

-FC Edmonton are undefeated on the road this Fall.


-Minnesota United’s defense has only been able to hold one team scoreless, Jacksonville Armada.

Lessons Learned

-FC Edmonton really only succeed when Lance Laing is heavily involved. The team’s very talented midfield needs to step up and take some of the pressure off the Jamaican international.

-Minnesota United is still finding it difficult to close out matches.


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