Houston Dynamo, Minnesota United win, Austin FC fall against international competition

Not every MLS team is idle during the June international window. In addition to a handful of regular season games, three MLS teams went outside the league to stay fresh. 

Austin FC and Minnesota United played international friendlies on Saturday, while Houston Dynamo FC took on Atletico San Luis in the 11th edition of the Dynamo Charities Cup. 

Here’s a look back at how the teams fared.

Houston Dynamo FC 1, Atletico San Luis 0 

Tyler Pasher scored the lone goal early in the second half to lift the Dynamo to a 1-0 win over Liga MX side Atletico San Luis Saturday at PNC Stadium. 

It was the 11th edition of the Dynamo Charities Cup, and first played since 2018.

Adam Lundkvist set up Pasher, who dribbled into the box and slipped his shot inside the far post in the 50th minute. 

The Dynamo, who improved to 6-5 all-time in the Charities Cup, return to MLS regular season action Saturday (7:30 pm ET | MLS LIVE on ESPN+) against Orlando City SC.

Minnesota United 4, SC Paderborn 07 3

Luis Amarilla ended a goal scoring drought as part of a scoring outburst that saw the Loons edge SC Paderborn 07 in a seven-goal thriller Saturday at Allianz Field.

Bakaye Dibassy opened the scoring, heading in a corner kick in the 6th minute. After the German side leveled quickly, Jacori Hayes gave Minnesota a 2-1 lead late in the first-half with a left-footed blast. 

Ten minutes after SC Paderborn 07 equalized again, Amarilla tapped in the go-ahead goal in the 64th minute. It was the Designated Player's first competitive goal for the Loons since back-to-back winners against the New York Red Bulls and San Jose Earthquakes in March.

Aziel Jackson scored a sensational free kick to extend the Loons lead to 4-2 before Paderborn pulled a goal back in the 80th minute. 

Minnesota United return to MLS action when they take on the New England Revolution June 19 (8 pm ET | MLS LIVE on ESPN+) from Gillette Stadium.

Austin FC 1, C.F. Pachuca 4

Austin FC fell to C.F. Pachuca, 4-1, in front of 20,738 fans at Q2 Stadium Saturday night. 

The Liga MX side raced out to a 3-0 lead inside the opening half hour and made it 4-0 in the 42nd minute through Jesús Hernández. 

Sebastián Driussi converted a penalty kick won by Diego Fagundez two minutes into the second half, but his second PK of the second half was saved. Danny Hoesen also hit the woodwork in the second half for Austin, which meet CF Montréal in a return to MLS regular season play June 18 (7:30 pm ET | MLS LIVE on ESPN+) from Stade Saputo.