Danladi Scores Twice in Minnesota United's First MLS Road Win

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August 27, 2017 09:02 AM

Rookie Abu Danladi scored twice goals in the first half and expansion Minnesota United beat the Chicago Fire 2-1 on Saturday night for their first road victory.

Minnesota (7-14-4) snapped a two-game losing streak. Chicago (12-9-5) has lost six of its last seven.

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Danladi opened the scoring in the 36th minute. Ethan Finlay got behind the defense for a through ball and his deflected cross fell to his feet for another pass to an open Danladi in front of the goal.

Just before halftime, Jerome Thiesson was left alone on the left sideline and crossed it to Danladi for a sliding finish.

Danladi was selected No. 1 overall by Minnesota in the 2017 MLS SuperDraft.

David Accam scored for Chicago in the 77th minute on a breakaway shot from the corner of the 6-yard box. The Fire nearly tied it in the 89th, but Michael de Leeuw's bicycle kick was just wide.

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