ST PAUL, Minn. — Ramón Ábila scored his first MLS goal and Minnesota United beat the Vancouver Whitecaps 1-0 on Wednesday night for their first victory of the season.
At 1-4-0, Minnesota avoided becoming the second MLS team since 2013 to lose its first five matches of a season. Ábila scored in the 72nd minute on a glancing header of Robin Lod’s cross.
Minnesota goalkeeper Tyler Miller made five saves. Maxime Crépeau made three saves for Vancouver. The Whitecaps are 2-2-1.