BLAINE, Minn. - The league-leading Minnesota United FC played a scoreless 90 minutes on Saturday against the Carolina RailHawks.
The tie didn't sour a record crowd of 6,784 at National Sports Center Stadium in Blaine.
While both teams had spells of possession, it was United who got the golden scoring opportunities, but on two occasions the team was denied by point blank stops from RailHawks goalkeeper Akira Fitzgerald.
Two late red cards against the Loons would mar the home team's efforts, but the scoreline would not budge.
"You have to walk off the field, first and foremost being proud of the guys because we ended the game down two men and still produced a chance or two to win the game and didn't give anything up," said United Head Coach Manny Lagos. "We've got a point and it makes things in the league a bit more difficult. Every game is an opportunity in some shape or form, but we're still going to go into next week excited about our final two games on the road and see what we can do."
A win could've handed Minnesota an almost insurmountable five-point lead with two games remaining. Instead, United remains three points clear of the field heading into Spring Season ending road fixtures against Tampa Bay and Atlanta.