Saint Louis FC (USL) 0, Minnesota United FC (NASL) 2
After an uneventful first half, Minnesota United took the lead in the 69th minute as Kevin Venegas was able to thread the ball through the legs of Saint Louis FC goalkeeper Mark Pais. Minnesota furthered its lead in second half stoppage time when Jack Blake easily slotted a ball past Pais to ice the 2-0 victory. Minnesota United will host Sporting Kansas City in the Fourth Round on June 15.
Minnesota United FC (NASL) at Saint Louis FC (USL)
Time/Location: 7 p.m. CT; World Wide Technology Soccer Park; Fenton, Mo.
Minnesota United FC Previous Appearances: Sixth appearance (Fourth Round: 2014)
Saint Louis FC Previous Appearances (Best Finish): Second appearance (Fourth Round: 2015)
- The game is a re-match of when the two sides met at this stage last year. Saint Louis FC defeated Minnesota United FC 3-1 on penalties following a 1-1 draw.
- Saint Louis FC utilized goals from Jamiel Hardware and Jordan Roberts to defeat AFC Cleveland 2-0 in Second Round play on May 18.
- Saint Louis FC makes their second Open Cup appearance after running to the Fourth Round in 2015, defeating the Des Moines Menace 2-1 in Second Round and Minnesota United 3-1 on penalty kicks in the Third Round before falling 1-0 to eventual champions Sporting KC.
- Saint Louis FC enters the match 4-3-4 (16 pts.), placing them fourth in the USL’s Western Conference. Minnesota United sits 4-3-1 (13 pts.) and in fourth place in the NASL’s Spring Season table.