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2018 Major League Soccer, Regular Season
  • Francisco Calvo (3' OG)
  • Leandro González Pirez (38')

Ten-man Atlanta United sneak past Minnesota United after own goal

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Minnesota 0-1 Atlanta: Own goal lifts Atlanta - Via MLS (4:02)

An early own goal helped Atlanta United hold on for the win against Minnesota United after being reduced to 10 men before halftime. (4:02)

MINNEAPOLIS -- Defender Francisco Calvo scored an own goal in the third minute, giving 10-man Atlanta United FC a 1-0 win over Minnesota United FC in a battle of last season's expansion teams on Saturday night.

Minnesota goalkeeper Matthew Lampson attempted to punch away a close-range shot and Atlanta's Hector Villalba headed it back at goal. The rebound of Villalba's header off the crossbar deflected off Calvo and trickled into the right corner of the goal.

Atlanta went down a man in the 38th minute when Leandro Gonzalez Pirez was sent off for his second yellow card.

Brad Guzan had three saves in his first shutout of the season.

Major League Soccer Standings

POS Team GP GD PTS
1 New York Red Bulls 34 +29 71
2 Atlanta United FC 34 +26 69
3 New York City FC 34 +14 56
4 DC United 34 +10 51
5 Columbus Crew SC 34 -2 51
6 Philadelphia Union 34 -1 50
7 Montreal Impact 34 -6 46
8 New England Revolution 34 -6 41
9 Toronto FC 34 -5 36
10 Chicago Fire 34 -13 32
11 Orlando City SC 34 -31 28

Major League Soccer Standings

POS Team GP GD PTS
1 Sporting Kansas City 34 +25 62
2 Seattle Sounders FC 34 +15 59
3 LAFC 34 +16 57
4 FC Dallas 34 +8 57
5 Portland Timbers 34 +6 54
6 Real Salt Lake 34 -3 49
7 LA Galaxy 34 +2 48
8 Vancouver Whitecaps 34 -13 47
9 Houston Dynamo 34 0 38
10 Minnesota United FC 34 -22 36
11 Colorado Rapids 34 -27 31
12 San Jose Earthquakes 34 -22 21