Minnesota Looks To Build Momentum, Faces Ottawa Fury FC

Teams are starting to nip at Minnesota's heels in the Combined Standings
NASL Staff (@naslofficial} | Sep 16, 2016

Photo credit: Steve Kingsman/Freestyle Photography

Minnesota United was unable to find a goal against the Cosmos, leaving New York with a 1-0 loss last Saturday. The Loons, led by the NASL’s leading goalscorer Christian Ramirez, have had trouble finding the back of the net of late. The club has been held scoreless in three of its last five contests and only has two goals during that stretch. Minnesota (5W-5D-4L, 20 points Fall; 10-6-8, 36 Combined) is currently holding onto fourth place in the Combined Standings, but pressure is building in the places just below in the table. Ramirez scored in the last meeting against Ottawa Fury FC that ended in a 2-2 draw.

Draws have been a theme for Ottawa (3-5-6, 14 Fall; 5-8-11, 23 PTS Combined) after picking up a fifth straight in a 0-0 affair against the Carolina RailHawks last Saturday. Three of those five games have yielded no goals as the club heads into the first of back-to-back games against Minnesota. Goalkeeper Romuald Peiser has made crucial saves recently, showcasing the form that made him an NASL Golden Glove winner a year ago.  

Match Information
8 p.m. ET | Saturday, September 17
NSC Stadium | Blaine, Minn.
Watch | ESPN3 (National – U.S.), (National – Canada), MY29 (Local – Twin Cities), Rogers TV (Local – Ottawa)

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