Mason Toye came off the bench and continued his recent hot streak, scoring the winner in stoppage time, before Vito Mannone saved a last-second penalty, to give Minnesota United FC a 1-0 win over FC Dallas in Week 19 at Allianz Field.
After a first half in which both sides passed well but lacked the finishing touch in front of goal, they dug deeper after the break. But while Minnesota had a few very good looks, Dallas held the edge in the major statistical categories and tested Mannone with more regularity than his goalkeeping counterpart, Jesse Gonzalez.
But the Loons snatched three points very late, as Toye scored his fourth goal in his last four games from a rebound allowed by Gonzalez after a save on a Jan Gregus shot.
Another substitute, 18-year-old Bryan Reynolds, then drew a penalty for Dallas after Video Review, going down under contact from Mannone. But Mannone played the hero, blocking Reto Ziegler's attempt, to hold on for the win.
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- THE BIG PICTURE: The Loons started the game well and nearly scored in the opening minutes, but their midweek exploits seemed to catch up to them and Dallas did not play like a road team. All things considered, Dallas should have grabbed a point considering they edged the run of play for 90 minutes, but they couldn't step up late on both ends and Minnesota's strong run continues.
- MOMENT OF THE MATCH: Normally it would be the winner, but Mannone's penalty save at the death, following a penalty he conceded and several minutes of interruption in play, clinched the result.
- MAN OF THE MATCH: Apologies to Toye, but Mannone's six saves, including the last-minute PK save, has the edge and the GK gets the honor.