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Lod helps Minnesota United clear Charlotte, ending a 13-game unbeaten run at home

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Robin Lod had a goal and two assists and Minnesota United ended Charlotte FC’s 13-match unbeaten run last season with a 3-0 victory on Sunday night.

It was the first meeting between Minnesota United (4-2-2) and Charlotte (3-4-2), which joined the league in 2022.

Minnesota United took a 1-0 lead in the 31st minute when Tani Oluwaseyi used an assist from Lod to score for the third time this season. Oluwaseyi made his first start and eighth appearance. Lod’s assist was his fourth of the campaign, one off his career high for a season.

Lod took a pass from Franco Fragapane and scored his third goal of the season four minutes into the second half, giving Minnesota United a two-goal lead.

Hassani Dotson made it 3–0 in the 53rd minute and got an assist from Lod from a corner to score his first goal of the season.

Dayne St. Clair finished with one save to earn his second clean sheet this season for Minnesota United.

Kristijan Kahlina saved two shots for Charlotte.

Minnesota United came into action after a hot start with just one point in the last three games.

Charlotte falls to 3-1-1 at home under first-year manager Dean Smith.

Charlotte travels to New York City FC on Saturday. Minnesota United returns home to play Sporting Kansas City on Saturday.

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