Minnesota unbeaten in 6, beats Dynamo 2-1 on Hlongwane goal

  • Minnesota United forward Bongokuhle Hlongwane, right, reacts to his goal as he runs past Houston Dynamo midfielder Hector Herrera, left, during the second half of an MLS soccer match Saturday, July 23, 2022, in Houston.

    Minnesota United forward Bongokuhle Hlongwane, right, reacts to his goal as he runs past Houston Dynamo midfielder Hector Herrera, left, during the second half of an MLS soccer match Saturday, July 23, 2022, in Houston. Associated Press

  • Houston Dynamo midfielder Griffin Dorsey, left, slide-tackles the ball under Minnesota United midfielder Franco Fragapane (7) during the second half of an MLS soccer match Saturday, July 23, 2022, in Houston.

    Houston Dynamo midfielder Griffin Dorsey, left, slide-tackles the ball under Minnesota United midfielder Franco Fragapane (7) during the second half of an MLS soccer match Saturday, July 23, 2022, in Houston. Associated Press

  • Minnesota United forward Bongokuhle Hlongwane, left, pulls on Houston Dynamo defender Adam Lundqvist, right, as he blocks out during the first half of an MLS soccer match Saturday, July 23, 2022, in Houston.

    Minnesota United forward Bongokuhle Hlongwane, left, pulls on Houston Dynamo defender Adam Lundqvist, right, as he blocks out during the first half of an MLS soccer match Saturday, July 23, 2022, in Houston. Associated Press

  • Houston Dynamo midfielder Adalberto Carrasquilla, left, loses the ball on a steal by Minnesota United midfielder Joseph Rosales (8) during the first half of an MLS soccer match Saturday, July 23, 2022, in Houston.

    Houston Dynamo midfielder Adalberto Carrasquilla, left, loses the ball on a steal by Minnesota United midfielder Joseph Rosales (8) during the first half of an MLS soccer match Saturday, July 23, 2022, in Houston. Associated Press

  • Houston Dynamo midfielder Hector Herrera, left, passes the ball as Minnesota United midfielder Joseph Rosales, right, attempts to block him during the first half of an MLS soccer match Saturday, July 23, 2022, in Houston.

    Houston Dynamo midfielder Hector Herrera, left, passes the ball as Minnesota United midfielder Joseph Rosales, right, attempts to block him during the first half of an MLS soccer match Saturday, July 23, 2022, in Houston. Associated Press

  • Houston Dynamo midfielder Matias Vera (22) and Minnesota United forward Bongokuhle Hlongwane, right, both fall after colliding as Vera attempts a steal during the first half of an MLS soccer match Saturday, July 23, 2022, in Houston.

    Houston Dynamo midfielder Matias Vera (22) and Minnesota United forward Bongokuhle Hlongwane, right, both fall after colliding as Vera attempts a steal during the first half of an MLS soccer match Saturday, July 23, 2022, in Houston. Associated Press

  • Houston Dynamo midfielder Fafa Picault, left, is pushed away as Minnesota United defender Nabi Kibunguchy, right, brings the ball downpitch during the first half of an MLS soccer match Saturday, July 23, 2022, in Houston.

    Houston Dynamo midfielder Fafa Picault, left, is pushed away as Minnesota United defender Nabi Kibunguchy, right, brings the ball downpitch during the first half of an MLS soccer match Saturday, July 23, 2022, in Houston. Associated Press

  • Minnesota United midfielder Franco Fragapane, left, jumps to bring down the ball next to Houston Dynamo midfielder Adalberto Carrasquilla (20) during the second half of an MLS soccer match Saturday, July 23, 2022, in Houston.

    Minnesota United midfielder Franco Fragapane, left, jumps to bring down the ball next to Houston Dynamo midfielder Adalberto Carrasquilla (20) during the second half of an MLS soccer match Saturday, July 23, 2022, in Houston. Associated Press

  • Minnesota United's Niko Hansen, left, is lifted by Bongokuhle Hlongwane, center, as they react after Hlongwane's goal as Abu Danladi, right, looks on during the second half of an MLS soccer match against the Houston Dynamo, Saturday, July 23, 2022, in Houston.

    Minnesota United's Niko Hansen, left, is lifted by Bongokuhle Hlongwane, center, as they react after Hlongwane's goal as Abu Danladi, right, looks on during the second half of an MLS soccer match against the Houston Dynamo, Saturday, July 23, 2022, in Houston. Associated Press

  • Houston Dynamo midfielder Fafa Picault (10) gestures to teammates after his goal as Minnesota United midfielder Robin Lod (17) looks on during the second half of an MLS soccer match Saturday, July 23, 2022, in Houston.

    Houston Dynamo midfielder Fafa Picault (10) gestures to teammates after his goal as Minnesota United midfielder Robin Lod (17) looks on during the second half of an MLS soccer match Saturday, July 23, 2022, in Houston. Associated Press

 
 
Posted7/24/2022 7:00 AM

HOUSTON -- Bongokuhle Hlongwane scored the deciding goal, and Minnesota United extended its unbeaten streak to six by beating the Houston Dynamo 2-1 on on Saturday night.

Hlongwane' scored in the 72nd minute to put United (10-8-4) ahead 2-0. Niko Hansen assisted the goal.

 

Minnesota has five wins and a draw since a 2-1 defeat at Miami on June 25.

United also got one goal from Franco Fragapane, in first-half stoppage time.

The Dynamo's (7-11-4) goal was scored by Fafà Picault.

The Dynamo outshot United 22-9, with four shots on goal compared to three by Minnesota.

Dayne St. Clair saved three of the four shots he faced for United. Steve Clark saved one of the three shots he faced for the Dynamo.

These teams take to the pitch again Saturday, with United hosting the Portland Timbers while the Dynamo visit the Philadelphia Union.

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The Associated Press created this story using technology provided by Data Skrive and data from Sportradar.

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