Minnesota United FC and visiting FC Edmonton are playing to a scoreless draw after the first 45 minutes at NSC Stadium in Blaine, Minn. on Saturday evening.
Both sides were evenly matched in the first 10 minutes of the game and both goalkeepers, FC Edmonton’s Lance Parker and Minnesota’s Matt Van Oekel took early control over their areas not allowing any chances.
Minnesota midifielder Calum Mallace had the best chance for the host in the 23rd minute when his shot was saved by keeper Parker.
It was 60 seconds later that FC Edmonton striker Corey Hertzog broke through the Minnesota backline and received the ball from midfielder Robert Garrett. Flying in at the far post, Hertzog’s final header was just wide of the home team’s net.
Only a few minutes later in the 26th minute, Minnesota United FC striker Max Griffin made a charging run into the Eddies box at the far post and sent a ball just wide of the visiting side’s far post.
In the 35th minute - Minnesota’s Calum Mallace played a nice through ball to Mike Ambersley, but Parker was well aware of the play and came off his line to take care of the danger.
The half-time whistle came after two additional minutes of added time, but the score remained 0-0.
“I thought we played some good football,” said FC Edmonton Head Coach Colin Miller at the half. “We need to be more clinical in the second half. I think we played well at times, but we’ll need to improve to get the three points.”
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