Minnesota United strikes early in 2-0 win over Austin FC

Published 7:04 am Thursday, June 24, 2021

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ST. PAUL — Franco Fragapane and Adrien Hunou scored early goals eight minutes apart and Minnesota United beat expansion Austin FC 2-0 on Wednesday night.

Minnesota (3-4-2) won for the first time since May 15 when it edged FC Dallas 1-0, also at Allianz Field. Austin (2-5-3) is winless in seven games.

Romain Métanire made his run to the end line on the right side before passing back out to Fragapane, who got a clean look and put it in the upper corner past a helpless keeper at 10 minutes.

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Eight minutes later, Hunou headed in a well placed corner from Fragapane for a two-goal lead.