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Minnesota beats Vancouver 1-0 behind Ábila's first MLS goal

At 1-4-0, Minnesota avoided becoming the second MLS team since 2013 to lose its first five matches of a season.
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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.