Minnesota United grabs a 2-1 win against Houston Dynamo. HIGHLIGHTS

PORTSMOUTH. Minnesota United beat Houston Dynamo to win 2-1. A goal from F. Picault was decisive in the 86min.

Minnesota United grabs a 2-1 win against Houston Dynamo. HIGHLIGHTS

PORTSMOUTH. Minnesota United topped Houston Dynamo to win 2-1. A goal from F. Picault was decisive in the 86min. It was Minnesota United to strike first with a goal of F. Fragapane at the 45′. Then B. Hlongwane scored again for Minnesota United in the 72′ minute. Eventually, F. Picault reduced the distance for Houston Dynamo (86′). Eventually, that was it, and the result remained 2-1. Houston Dynamo was decisively better in terms of ball possession (73%).​

The match was played at the PMC Stadium stadium in Portsmouth on Sunday and it started at 1:30 am local time. The referee was Nima Saghafi with the collaboration of Brian Poeschel and Chris Wattam. The 4th official was Alyssa Nichols. The weather was cloudy. The temperature was pleasant at 17.9 degrees Celsius or 64.18 Fahrenheit. The humidity was 91%.​

Match Statistics​

  • ! 73 Ball Possession 27
  • 20 Total 11
  • 4 On Target 4
  • 16 Off Target 7
  • 8 Shots blocked 2
  • 167 Attack 68
  • 76 Dangerous attack 25
  • 67 Ball safe​ 60
  • 0 Penalties 0
  • 13 Corners 1
  • 2 Off Sides 1
  • 7 Total 5
  • 2 Yellow Cards 0
  • 0 Double Yellow 0
  • 0 Red Card 0
  • 5 Substitutions 4

Ball possession

Houston Dynamo had a strong ball possession 73% while Minnesota United was struggling with a 27% ball possession.

Attitude and shots

Houston Dynamo was putting more pressure with 76 dangerous attacks and 20 shots of which 4 were on target. Nonetheless, Minnesota United found a way to find the solution to win this contest.​

Houston Dynamo shot 20 times, 4 on target, 16 off target. On the other side, Minnesota United shot 11 times, 4 on target, 7 off target.


Houston Dynamo received 2 yellow cards (A. Lundqvist and G. Dorsey). On the opposite side, Minnesota United didn’t receive any yellow card.

Match Timeline

A. Lundqvist- Yellow
A. Danladi- sub ->L. Amarilla
F. Fragapane(goal)B. Hlongwane
S. Junqua- sub ->A. Lundqvist
S. Ferreira- sub ->G. Vera
G. Dorsey- Yellow
Zeca- sub ->G. Dorsey
D. Steres- sub ->T. Parker
N. Hansen- sub ->F. Fragapane
B. Hlongwane(goal)N. Hansen
M. Rodriguez- sub ->A. Carrasquilla
A. Benitez- sub ->B. Hlongwane
B. Kallman- sub ->D. Taylor
F. Picault(goal)M. Rodriguez


After playing this match, Houston Dynamo will stay with 25 points to sit in the 11th place. On the other side, Minnesota United will have 34 points to remain in the 3rd place.

Next matches

In the next match in the Major League Soccer, Houston Dynamo will host LA Galaxy on the 9th of October with a 14-13 head to head statistic in favor of LA Galaxy (10 draws).

Minnesota United will host Vancouver Whitecaps on the 9th of October with a 4-3 head to head record in favor of Minnesota United (3 draws).

Houston Dynamo – Formation

Houston Dynamo started with a aggressive line-up (4-3-3).

The manager Paulo Roberto Corradi Nagamura decided to play with the following team: .


Houston Dynamo made 5 changes: A. Lundqvist for S. Junqua (46′), G. Vera for S. Ferreira (46′), G. Dorsey for Zeca (59′), T. Parker for D. Steres (59′) and A. Carrasquilla for M. Rodriguez (74′).

Minnesota United – Formation

Minnesota United started with a 4-2-3-1 line-up (4-2-3-1).

Adrian Heath played with: .

Minnesota United could not rely on the presence of A. Danladi (injured).


Minnesota United made 4 changes: L. Amarilla for A. Danladi (33′), F. Fragapane for N. Hansen (65′), B. Hlongwane for A. Benitez (78′) and D. Taylor for B. Kallman (78′).

Results of the day

These are the results of the day in the Major League Soccer.​