Lod, Finlay each score as Minnesota United beats Dynamo 2-0

September 26, 2021 GMT
Minnesota United midfielder Robin Lod (17) splits Houston Dynamo defender Sam Junqua (29) and Dynamo midfielder Memo Rodriguez (8) during the second half of an MLS soccer match, Saturday, Sept. 25, 2021, in St. Paul, Minn. (AP Photo/Andy Clayton-King)
Minnesota United midfielder Robin Lod (17) splits Houston Dynamo defender Sam Junqua (29) and Dynamo midfielder Memo Rodriguez (8) during the second half of an MLS soccer match, Saturday, Sept. 25, 2021, in St. Paul, Minn. (AP Photo/Andy Clayton-King)
Minnesota United midfielder Robin Lod (17) splits Houston Dynamo defender Sam Junqua (29) and Dynamo midfielder Memo Rodriguez (8) during the second half of an MLS soccer match, Saturday, Sept. 25, 2021, in St. Paul, Minn. (AP Photo/Andy Clayton-King)
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Minnesota United midfielder Robin Lod (17) splits Houston Dynamo defender Sam Junqua (29) and Dynamo midfielder Memo Rodriguez (8) during the second half of an MLS soccer match, Saturday, Sept. 25, 2021, in St. Paul, Minn. (AP Photo/Andy Clayton-King)
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Minnesota United midfielder Robin Lod (17) splits Houston Dynamo defender Sam Junqua (29) and Dynamo midfielder Memo Rodriguez (8) during the second half of an MLS soccer match, Saturday, Sept. 25, 2021, in St. Paul, Minn. (AP Photo/Andy Clayton-King)

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Robin Lod scored the fastest goal in franchise history, Ethan Finlay also had a goal and Minnesota United beat the Houston Dynamo 2-0 on Saturday night.

Lod slipped behind the defense and put away a one-touch shot — off a pass by Franco Fragapane — to open the scoring just 51 seconds into the game. Adrien Hunou’s goal in the second minute of a 1-0 win over Portland on June 26 had been the fastest goal in Minnesota United history.

Finlay scored in the 17th minute to make it 2-0.

Tyler Miller had a career-high tying eight saves for Minnesota (10-8-7). The 28-year has nine shutouts this season, third most in MLS this season behind Nashville’s Joe Willis and Colorado’s Will Yarbrough — who have 10 apiece.

Houston (5-11-11) had its three-game unbeaten streak snapped.

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