Ramirez put the Loons (8-11-1) in front in the 5th minute, pouncing on an errant headed ball by Jalil Anibaba and cleverly chipping over Matt Turner, who was off his line to play a potential back pass.
Quintero doubled Minnesota’s lead just before the break with a sensational solo effort, picking up the ball just inside the 18-yard box and dancing around four players before slipping a low shot inside the far post.
- 5’ - MIN - Christian Ramirez | WATCH
- 45’+1’ - MIN - Darwin Quintero | WATCH
- 52’ - NE - Diego Fagundez (PK) | WATCH
- THE BIG PICTURE: Unlike Saturday, Minnesota did well to manage the final 15 minutes and celebrated back-to-back wins for the third time this season, while New England will rue more individual mistakes defensively that were again costly.
- MOMENT OF THE MATCH: This moment of individual brilliance from Quintero in first-half stoppage time proved to be the winner.
- MAN OF THE MATCH: Bobby Shuttleworth was massive, making six saves against his former team and ensuring the Loons faithful were singing the Oasis classic “Wonderwall” after the final whistle.
Cue Wonderwall pic.twitter.com/oPLtI8yOA0— Minnesota United FC (@MNUFC) July 19, 2018