Minnesota United was so close to ending its 6-game winless run. They tied the game late, and thought they had the winner, but Video Review ultimately ruled the play offside. In the end, the Loons and Real Salt Lake settled for a 1-1 draw Saturday night at Rio Tinto Stadium.
RSL did well to keep possession and limit the Loons for the first 45 - and nearly doubled the lead if not for Joao Plata's shot hitting the post. But it was a different game in the second half.
Ibarra appeared to put Minnesota ahead minutes later, however the goal was disallowed after Video Review due to Darwin Quintero being offside.
- THE BIG PICTURE: It was always going to be difficult for RSL to keep up their scoring pace from the past few games, but they took the lead on the night and at least held on to the point. They've only lost one of the last nine, and remain above the playoff line. While there are positives in the second half performance and taking a road point, the Loons extend their winless rut to seven straight. Playoff hopes are fading.
- MOMENT OF THE MATCH: The reversed late goal was obviously big call, but Minnesota had a golden chance to equalize just after the break, and would have if not for RSL's Justin Glad. Romario Ibarra got a ball past Rimando and Quintero was racing in at the far post, but Glad got to the ball first at the goal line to knock it away.
⛔ JUSTEN GLAD ⛔ pic.twitter.com/7PUqhMaTRm— Real Salt Lake (@RealSaltLake) September 16, 2018
- MAN OF THE MATCH: Miguel Ibarra gets this for the late equalizer, and 'almost' winner.