Minnesota United produced one of their best performances in Major League Soccer to date on Sunday evening, ambushing LAFC at TCF Bank Stadium by a stunning 5-1 margin as Christian Ramirez, Darwin Quintero and the rest of the Loons attack ran riot on the expansion side in front of a packed, delirious home crowd.
Rasmus Schuller opened the scoring in this open, flowing match only for Benny Feilhaber to strike back immediately for the visitors just a minute later. That was as close as the Californians – who were missing superstar Carlos Vela, who was left at home to rest – would get, however.
Ramirez pushed the Loons back in front and Quintero bagged a fine solo effort in the moments before halftime, and after the break Miguel Ibarra turned the occasion into a rout before his friend and longtime MNUFC partner-in-crime Ramirez bagged his brace to cap an incredible result.
25′ – MIN – Rasmus Schuller
26′ – LAFC – Benny Feilhaber
45′ – MIN – Christian Ramirez
45+1′ – MIN – Darwin Quintero
56′ – MIN – Miguel Ibarra
58′ – MIN – Christian Ramirez