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Quakes clinch playoffs in dramatic fashion with win over Minnesota United

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Following five years of misery in the Bay Area, the San Jose Earthquakes have punched their ticket into the 2017 playoffs.

And yes, it was a cathartic San Jose-esque finish.

Chris Leitch and co. had all odds on their side but, first, they had to get through a resilient Minnesota United.

Late Kallman header rescues a point for the Loons against SKC

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A late goal and some stoppage time goalkeeping heroics kept honors even in Minnesota United's home finale against Sporting Kansas City.

Diego Rubio opened the scoring just before half time for visitors, but that was cancelled by Brent Kallman's header in the final minutes as Minnesota United and Sporting Kansas City played out a 1-1 draw.

T&T's Kevin Molino riding high into international break

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Kevin Molino is peaking at just the right time for Minnesota United and a Trinidad & Tobago national team hoping to spoil the U.S. Men's National Team's World Cup Qualifying run.

The Soca Warriors are calling up a forward/attacking midfielder that happens to be in playing lights out for Minnesota United in MLS.

MLS Midweek Preview: Atlanta looks to continue home push against Minnesota

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The international break may take centerstage throughout the next week or so, but there is one midweek MLS match that could be vital to playoff positioning.

Atlanta United is already bound for the postseason. Minnesota United almost certainly will not join their expansion cousins. However, the Loons can play spoiler on Tuesday night as Atlanta looks to continue their push towards an opening round bye.

Alberth Elis, Romell Quioto score late for Dynamo in win over Minnesota

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The Houston Dynamo are back in the playoff positions thanks to some late scoring against Minnesota United.

The Dynamo downed the Loons by a 2-1 score thanks to a couple late goals from the Honduran internationals up front to climb back above the red line in the Western Conference.

Both teams exercised some degree of dominance in the first half, but neither side was able to find a goal.

FC Dallas continues to struggle with lopsided loss to Minnesota United

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Sep 23, 2017; Minneapolis, MN, USA; Minnesota United forward Christian Ramirez (21) celebrates his goal in the first half in front of the FC Dallas defender Walker Zimmerman (25) at TCF Bank Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Brad Rempel-USA TODAY Sports

When it comes to FC Dallas' extended winless run, there doesn't appear to be an end in sight.

Christian Ramirez's special celebration, Abu Danladi's second road winner highlight Loons victory

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Superman is back, and he's is expecting a Superkid.

With his first start since his injury back in July, Christian Ramirez kept the secret that his wife was expecting a child until his first goal. After scoring the Loons' second equalizer of the game at the 60th minute, Ramirez grabbed a ball and put it under his shirt announcing the good news.

Abu Danladi scores late goal to seal Minnesota United win in Montreal

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With every chance the Montreal Impact had to win, Minnesota United had a comeback opportunity, and they took it.

For their first time at Stade Saputo in both teams' MLS era, the Loons had the last word, running away with 3-2 win.

Minnesota United only held a lead for the last minute and the four minutes injury time.

Whitecaps thump Minnesota United to move atop Western Conference

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The Vancouver Whitecaps are very much in the mix for the top spot in the West, and Wednesday's beatdown of Minnesota United only furthered their case.

A trio of different goalscorers led the way for the Caps in a 3-0 beatdown of visiting Minnesota United on Wednesday night. The win puts the Canadian side on top of the Western Conference table despite having games in hand.

MLS Midweek Preview: Atlanta hosts Revs, Whitecaps take on Minnesota

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While the midweek slate may only feature two games on the schedule, those two games could go a long way towards determining playoff positioning.

Atlanta United remains in the thick of the Eastern Conference race as they continue to christen their new stadium. Next up? A match with the New England Revolution, who will need to close the season on a big run to have any sort of hope for a playoff berth.

VAR helps Union seal tie with Minnesota United

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The Philadelphia Union benefited from VAR, but it wasn't enough to help them seize a much-needed road win.

Ethan Finlay's goal canceled out CJ Sapong's opener, earning Minnesota United a 1-1 draw with the visiting Union on Saturday night. The draw leaves the Union four points below the red line with four teams to leapfrog in the final six matches.

Abu Danladi brace lifts Minnesota to away win over struggling Fire

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Minnesota United collected their first away win of the season, beating an out-of-form Chicago Fire, 2-1, at Toyota Park on Saturday.

The opener came courtesy of Abu Danladi, who netted both of the Loons' goals on the night with the first coming in the 35th minute. The rookie played the ball back and forth with Ethan Finlay in the penalty area, eventually resulting with Danladi scoring from close range.

Clint Dempsey converts late penalty, Sounders win third straight

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SEATTLE Three minutes of stoppage time had ticked down to just 30 seconds on Sunday night, leaving the expansion Minnesota United arguably the worst team in all of MLS mere moments from earning a most unexpected road point against the defending champion Seattle Sounders.

SBI Spotlight: Ethan Finlay looking to rediscover form with Minnesota United homecoming

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There's something special about going home, especially in professional sports. So often, athletes travel far and wide to find their professional home, a city and club where they feel truly at peace both on and off the field.

Ethan Finlay found that throughout his six seasons in Columbus, growing from first round MLS Draft Pick to MLS All-Star.

Sounders dominate in victory over Minnesota United

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The Seattle Sounders handed a hefty defeat to Minnesota United on their home turf, beating them, 4-0, on Saturday at TCF Bank Stadium.

The reigning MLS Cup champions got their start early, with Will Bruin scoring after nine minutes. The forward received the ball from Clint Dempsey, and from close range cleanly scored past goalkeeper Bobby Shuttleworth.

MLS Ticker: D.C. linked with Gary Medel, David Accam linked with Hannover and more

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D.C. United seems to be ready to make a splash in the transfer market with a defensive enforcer.

A few days after being linked with Nigel de Jong, the Washington Postlinked the Black and Red with midfielder Gary Medel.

The Chilean center back is under contract with Inter Milan until the end of 2018 and he would presumably have to be bought with a transfer fee, and D.

Minnesota United thrash fellow bottom-feeders D.C. United

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After not scoring in more than three games, the floodgates opened for Minnesota United on Saturday night.

In the battle of the bottom feeders, the Loons convincingly got the better of D.C. United with a 4-0 win at TCF Bank Stadium.The Loons were in a tough stretch coming into the game with a 351-minute scoreless drought, but it took the team just eight minutes to snap the scoreless streak.

Red Bulls put together dominant win over Minnesota United

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The New York Red Bulls continued their strong run of form as they picked up another win, this time a 3-0 victory against Minnesota United at TCF Bank Stadium on Saturday.

The scoring was opened early on courtesy of Daniel Royer, fresh off scoring a brace midweek.

Dynamo continue road drought with draw against Minnesota United

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Playing on the road continues to be Houston Dynamo's single biggest enemy this season.

Following their 0-0 draw against Minnesota United at TCF Bank Stadium on Wednesday night, Wilmer Cabrera's side are now winless after ten when playing away from Houston.

Heath critical of lack of energy from Ibarra, Minnesota United

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Following Minnesota United's loss to NYCFC last week, Adrian Heath unleashed on his team, stating that he needed to see more effort and passion away from home. After Tuesday's 1-0 loss to the Crew, Heath was a bit more specific in his criticism.

Speaking after the narrow loss, Heath singled out Miguel Ibarra as one of the players he expects more from.

NYCFC cruises past Minnesota United for fourth consecutive win

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Thursday night's match started with an NYCFC blunder but it certainly ended with a flourish from Patrick Vieira's side.

After conceding an early goal, NYCFC scored three unanswered to topple Minnesota United, 3-1, at Yankee Stadium. The win is NYCFC's fourth straight in league play while the Loons fall following a two-match unbeaten run.

Defenders lead Minnesota comeback in draw with Whitecaps

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The unlikeliest of duos handed Minnesota United life in the second half on Saturday night in their 2-2 draw with the Vancouver Whitecaps.

Defenders Francisco Calvo and Jerome Thiesson both scored their first career MLS goals in the second half to rescue the Loons from a two-goal deficit.

Poor play out of the back from the Loons led to the first Vancouver tally, as a poor back pass intended for Bobby Shuttleworth forced the goalkeeper to slide in a challenge against Brek Shea that ended with Shea on the ground.

Late own goal dooms Minnesota United in loss to Galaxy

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Minnesota United was just moments away from sealing a hard-fought home point, but a late own goal ensured the LA Galaxy earned a much-needed road win on Sunday afternoon.

A late Christian Ramirez own goal doomed Minnesota United on Sunday as the LA Galaxy escaped TCF Bank Stadium with a 2-1 win.

TFC tops Minnesota United in five-goal thriller

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Toronto FC and Minnesota United have proven their attacking chops at various points throughout the MLS season but, on Saturday, it was the former that emerged victorious in a five-goal shootout.

Tosaint Ricketts scored once again, his third goal of the week, leading Toronto FC to a 3-2 win over Minnesota United at BMO Field.

Minnesota United stuns Sporting KC for home win

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Minnesota United has provided plenty of ups and downs to start their MLS tenure, but Sunday's effort may have been the biggest surprise yet.

Led by a pair of assists from Miguel Ibarra and a goal from highly-touted rookie Abu Danladi, the Loons took down Sporting KC, 2-0, at TCF Bank Stadium on Sunday afternoon.

Jungwirth's scrappy goal sends Quakes past Minnesota

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Winning on the road in MLS doesn't have to be pretty. The San Jose Earthquakes were the latest to prove that on Saturday in their 1-0 win over Minnesota United at TCF Bank Stadium.

Florian Jungwirth's scrappy goal from close range and a little bit of luck throughout the second half propelled the Quakes to their first road triumph of 2017.

Ibarra header leads Minnesota United to shutout win over Rapids

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Minnesota United's defense has been awful to start the season, but on Sunday, the Loons came together for the club's first MLS clean sheet.

A header from Miguel Ibarra would prove all the Loons would need en route to a 1-0 shutout win over the Colorado Rapids at TCF Bank Stadium.

Second-half surge leads Minnesota United to draw in Houston

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Minnesota United took a huge step in shrugging off the dismal stigma around the club in its first year by coming back from two goals down to earn a point at BBVA Compass Stadium against the Houston Dynamo.

The Loons, who have lacked a bit of punch when going down this season, used two second-half strikes to force a 2-2 draw against the dangerous Dynamo.

MLS Ticker: Irwin out for a month, Shuttleworth confirmed as starter and more

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It wasn't the best weekend for goalkeepers on the field in Major League Soccer, and one of the better netminders in the league also suffered an injury.

Toronto FC's Clint Irwin has been ruled out 4-5 weeks with a hamstring strain he suffered chasing an attack in the penalty area on Friday in the Reds' scoreless draw with Sporting Kansas City.

Best of MLS Week 5: Torres, Valeri and more

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One of the top young forwards in Major League Soccer continued his resurgence in Week 5 with a hat-trick, while a struggling expansion side finally got put a crooked number in the win column.

There were plenty of terrific performances from around the league to choose from as the best of Week 5, but our editors narrowed it down to a select few to honor from the weekend.

Report: Minnesota acquires Cronin, Burch in trade with Colorado

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Thirteen days ago, Minnesota United and the Colorado Rapids were foes on the field. On Friday, they became trade partners in a deal that drastically improves the putrid back line of the Loons.

Minnesota is set to bring in midfielder Sam Cronin and defender Marc Burch in exchange for midfielders Mohamed Saeid and Josh Gatt, per theMinnesota Star-Tribune.

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Alessandrini's big night for Galaxy proves too much for Minnesota

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Romain Alessandrini's two goals and assist helped the LA Galaxy win their third home match of the season over Minnesota United FC.

The Galaxy newcomer remained dangerous all game long, contributing on each of the goals in the 3-0 victory.

In a year that has been well below the Galaxy standard of recent years, their have been few bright spots as promising as Alessandrini's debut season.

MLS Ticker: Robles signs new contract, Perez Garcia to leave Orlando City and more

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The New York Red Bulls reaffirmed their commitment to stability between the posts by signing Luis Robles to a new MLS contract on Wednesday. The 33-year-old stalwart has racked up both team and league records during his tenure with the Red Bulls.

Robles holds the franchise record for shutouts (43), goals-against average (1.

Danladi winner propels Minnesota United past Timbers

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Minnesota United rookie Abu Danladi endured a roller coaster evening on Wednesday, scoring an eventual winning goal and drawing a red card shortly after on a night that saw multiple red cards and own goals, as well as a big home win for the Loons.

Danladi scored the winning goal in the 64th minute to help Minnesota United earn a 3-2 victory at TCF Bank Stadium.

With blowout win, Vermes reaffirms Open Cup is a priority for Sporting KC

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Several managers of front-running MLS teams like Sporting Kansas City might have looked to rotate the squad during this week's midweek US Open Cup slate, especially with a West Coast road trip looming.

Not Peter Vermes. A 4-0 U.S. Open Cup win over Minnesota United FC on Wednesday at Children's Mercy Park in Kansas City, Kansas, reaffirmed his team's priority of the competition.

Sporting KC dominates Minnesota United en route to lopsided home win

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A depleted Sporting KC nonetheless dominated in another home win.

Sporting KC avenged an away loss to Minnesota on Saturday afternoon, winning 3-0 at Children's Mercy Park in Kansas City, Kansas. An attack devoid of key players still managed one-way traffic for nearly all 90 minutes.

Major League Soccer

The Best of MLS Week 28: Josef Martinez, Abu Danladi, and more

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Atlanta United may have grabbed most of the headlines during Week 28, but plenty more happened outside of the fireworks in the Southeast in Major League Soccer.

Two Western Conference teams earned crucial home wins to leap above the red line and one of the league's best rookies provided some late drama to earn a rare road win for his team.

The Best of MLS Week 25: Sebastian Giovinco, Darlington Nagbe and more

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Toronto's big star continued to awe as he ran rampant in two matches, while an Eastern Conference side has full control of their playoff hopes after another impressive showing.

Elsewhere, this year's No. 1 draft pick propelled his side to their first away victory thanks to an exquisite performance.

Minnesota United earns first MLS win with rout of RSL

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After four matches, and three bad losses, to start itstheir inaugural MLS, Minnesota United made history on Saturday night.

On the wrong end of some lopsided defeats through the season's first month, the Loons were the ones doing damage, battering Real Salt Lake, 4-2, at TCF Bank Stadium.

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NYCFC continue run, show resiliency in win over Minnesota United

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RJ Allen was expected to start at right back for New York City FC in Thursday night's 3-1 win against expansion Minnesota United. Ethan White was expected to be on the bench, ready as a sub. Both missed a team meeting, so both got downgraded: Allen to the bench, White to the stands.