Minnesota United goalkeeper Dayne St. Clair provides ASSIST for last-minute equalizer against New England Revolution in MLS thriller
- Franco Fragapane scored in the third minute of injury time to make the score 1-1
- For NE, former Aston Villa player Carles Gil scored his first MLS goal since June 17th
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Franco Fragapane scored in the third minute of injury time to give Minnesota United a 1-1 draw against the New England Revolution, thanks to an assist from none other than Loons goalkeeper Dayne St. Clair.
The goalkeeper was brought in as an additional attacker for the 93rd minute corner and took advantage of the rare opportunity by delivering a wonderfully cushioned pass to assist Fragapane, who fired a swirling right-footed shot from the left side of the penalty area into the right corner of the area Gates.
Fragapane’s first goal of the MLS season ended up being the final play of the game in St. Paul, Minnesota.
As for New England, Carles Gil scored his first MLS goal since June 17 as the Revs moved into sole possession of second place in the Eastern Conference.
Earl Edwards made five saves for , which left Minnesota with one point despite being outshot 27-7 and trailing 15-1 in corner kicks.
The goalkeeper was used as an additional attacker for the late corner and provided the assist
Franco Fragapane turned around and scored after a nice cushion from Dayne St. Clair
The Loons dominated the first 35 minutes of play, attempting 10 shots, just one for New England, but couldn’t find the net.
Emanuel Reynoso, who whistled a left-footed shot from outside the penalty area over the crossbar in the seventh minute, and Hassani Dotson, who had a clean header from the center of the penalty area that went over the goal in the 28th minute, had the best chances for Minnesota .
New England then took a 1-0 lead in the 38th minute when Gil buried a pass from brother Nacho Gil in the middle of the penalty area and shot with his right foot directly into the top right corner of the net for his eighth goal the season.
Tomas Chancalay, who scored a brace in New England’s 2-2 draw with Austin FC a week earlier, almost made it 2-0 in the 42nd minute, but his right-footed shot from the left side of the box bounced off the crossbar.
The Loons then peppered the Revs with a handful of shots in the second half, with Edwards making a spectacular diving stop in the 64th minute after Ismael Tajouri-Shradi’s left-footed shot from outside the box.
Jan Gregus clipped the crossbar with a right-footed shot from the center of the penalty area in the 73rd minute before Fragapane scored the dramatic game-winning goal.