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Minnesota United wins third straight in 5-1 thumping of LA

Win is also team-record fourth in a row at home

July 23, 2018 - 4:13 am
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MINNEAPOLIS (AP) - Christian Ramirez scored twice, Darwin Quintero had a goal and two assists and Minnesota United won their third in a row with a 5-1 rout of Los Angeles FC on Sunday night.

   Ramirez and Quintero scored back-to-back goals to make it 3-1 at the end of the first half. Ramirez put away a loose ball in the 45th minute after Quintero's corner was played out and then headed back into the area by Eric Miller. Quintero then made a run up the left channel behind a well-played ball from Miller and slotted the finish past the goalkeeper in the first minute of first-half stoppage time.

   Miguel Ibarra and Ramirez scored in the 56th and 58th minutes to make it 5-1.

   Rasmus Schuller opened the scoring with his first MLS goal for Minnesota (9-11-1) in the 25th minute, finishing Quintero's pass from the middle of the area. Benny Feilhaber tied it for LAFC (10-5-5) a minute later with a blast from close range.

   Minnesota won four in a row at home for the first time in franchise history.

   LA had a six-game unbeaten streak snapped.