MLS preseason 2021 round-up: Minnesota United’s big victory highlights Saturday slate

Following FC Cincinnati’s Lucho Acosta-fueled 2-1 win over Chicago Hearth FC, the Saturday slate of MLS preseason fixtures rolled together with matches that includes Minnesota United, Real Salt Lake, FC Dallas and the New York Red Bulls.

This is your full rundown of all these teams fared of their newest exhibition clashes.

Minnesota United 9, Charleston Battery 0

Probably the most lopsided scoreline of the day belonged to the Loons, who practically hung double digits on their opposition from the USL Championship.

A primary-half brace from Niko Hansen, as well as extra tallies from Juan Agudelo and Ethan Finlay staked Minnesota to a 4-0 lead by halftime. Finlay would add one other within the second half, whereas Patrick Weah, Justin McMaster, Ozzie Alonso and Foster Langsdorf mixed for the remainder of the goals for Adrian Heath’s side.

The Loons will return to preseason play with a March 31 matchup against reigning MLS Cup champion Columbus Crew SC.


  • MIN – Niko Hansen
  • MIN – Juan Agudelo
  • MIN – Ethan Finlay
  • MIN – Niko Hansen
  • MIN – Ethan Finlay
  • MIN – Patrick Weah
  • MIN – Justin McMaster
  • MIN – Ozzie Alonso (PK)
  • MIN – Foster Langsdorf


Minnesota United XI: Tyler Miller, Chase Gasper, Michael Boxall, Brent Kallman, DJ Taylor, Jacori Hayes, Wil Trapp, Niko Hansen, Emanuel Reynoso, Ethan Finlay, Juan Agudelo

Real Salt Lake 2, Sacramento Republic FC 0

It wasn’t fairly as explosive a exhibiting from Real Salt Lake, however Freddy Juarez’s group nonetheless emerged as 2-0 victors of their scrimmage against USL side Sacramento Republic FC.

Offseason signee Rubio Rubin bought RSL’s first of the day within the eighth minute, whereas Ecuadorian attacker Anderson Julio bought the opposite goal within the fifty fifth. 

The edges confronted off in a second scrimmage that noticed RSL rotate out their entire lineup, though a final end result for that match wasn’t shared by the membership on social media, except for a Twenty second-minute goal scored by homegrown winger Christopher Garcia.

RSL return to preseason motion with one other exhibition bout against the Colorado Rapids on April 3.


  • 8′ – RSL – Rubio Rubin
  • 55′ – RSL – Anderson Julio


Real Salt Lake XI: Andrew Putna, Andrew Brody, Erik Holt, Damir Kreilach, Anderson Julio, Everton Luiz, Justin Meram, Rubio Rubin, Pablo Ruiz, Marcelo Silva, Donny Toia.

FC Dallas 0 (5), San Antonio FC 0 (4)

Neither side managed a goal within the all-Texas matchup between FC Dallas and San Antonio FC, inflicting the perimeters determine the match with a penalty-kick shootout that was received by FC Dallas 5-4.

Brazilian goalkeeper Phelipe was the star of the present in line with the updates offered by FC Dallas on social media, because the 22-year-old backstop made two saves throughout the shootout and additionally transformed a glance of his own from the spot. Phelipe got here to the membership with quite a lot of pedigree, so he’ll look to make a case for a big position this season.



  • No lineup info was offered for this scrimmage

New York Red Bulls 0, Miami FC 2

RBNY got here out on the short end of their Saturday scrimmage as they continue preseason preparations in Bradenton, Florida under new head coach Gerhard Struber, falling by a 2-0 scoreline to USL side Miami FC. 

Former Red Bulls II midfielder Speedy Williams scored the primary for Miami FC within the twenty seventh minute, with teammate Adonijah Reid discovering the final goal of the afternoon just 5 minutes later. 

RBNY has a double-header scheduled subsequent against two extra Florida opponents, as they will take on Inter Miami CF and the Tampa Bay Rowdies in a pair of scrimmages scheduled for April 3.


  • 27′ – MIA – Pace Williams
  • 32′ – MIA – Adonijah Reid


  • No lineup info was offered for this scrimmage


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