Frequent contributor Jon Marthaler has written about virtually every sport in the Twin Cities, and fills in on Saturdays for the RandBall blog on StarTribune.com. He'll cover the professional soccer scene in the Twin Cities, whether at the Metrodome or at the National Sports Center.

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Watch Minnesota fans celebrate United's 2-1 win over Ottawa

Posted by: Jon Marthaler under Soccer Updated: April 19, 2014 - 9:57 PM

Minnesota United posted their second win in two matches on Saturday, beating Ottawa 2-1 in thrilling fashion. Christian Ramirez scored with what was effectively the last touch of the match, heading in a Kevin Venegas free kick that Ottawa goalkeeper Devala Gorrick missed getting a mitt on, allowing United to walk out of Canada's capital city with a 2-1 win.

It's fair to say that United's biggest fans were a bit excited, too. The team's Dark Clouds supporters group watched the game at the Nomad World Pub as usual, and posted a video of their reaction on Facebook.

Go ahead and watch, and find your favorite part. Mine is either the guy waving the megaphone, or the sight of local soccer expert Bruce McGuire doling out excited hugs.

Also worth noting: as predicted, Miguel Ibarra got the start as an attacking central midfielder, and he responded with his first goal of the season, putting United up 1-0 in the 36th minute.

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