Lod, Finlay Each Score As Minnesota United Beats Dynamo 2-0

Houston Dynamo defender Sam Junqua (29) heads the ball in front of Minnesota United midfielder Ethan Finlay (13) during the first half of an MLS soccer match, Saturday, Sept. 25, 2021, in St. Paul, Minn. (AP Photo/Andy Clayton-King)
Houston Dynamo defender Sam Junqua (29) heads the ball in front of Minnesota United midfielder Ethan Finlay (13) during the first half of an MLS soccer match, Saturday, Sept. 25, 2021, in St. Paul, Minn. (AP Photo/Andy Clayton-King)
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MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Robin Lod scored the fastest goal in franchise history, Ethan Finlay also had a goal and Minnesota United beat the Houston Dynamo 2-0 on Saturday night.

Lod slipped behind the defense and put away a one-touch shot — off a pass by Franco Fragapane — to open the scoring just 51 seconds into the game. Adrien Hunou's goal in the second minute of a 1-0 win over Portland on June 26 had been the fastest goal in Minnesota United history.

Finlay scored in the 17th minute to make it 2-0.

Tyler Miller had a career-high tying eight saves for Minnesota (10-8-7). The 28-year has nine shutouts this season, third most in MLS this season behind Nashville's Joe Willis and Colorado's Will Yarbrough — who have 10 apiece.

Houston (5-11-11) had its three-game unbeaten streak snapped.

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