Edmonton, Alberta – After leading almost the entire match — and playing with a man advantage for 65-plus minutes — Minnesota United FC had to settle for a 1-1 NASL tie with the Edmonton Eddies on a wet and cold day at Clarke Field.
Edmonton scored in stoppage time on Daryl Fordyce’s goal on a free kick for the draw, worth one point for both teams. The tie ended the Loons’ three-game winning streak. The Eddies had lost two in a row.
Kalif Alhassan put a free kick into the lower left corner, off the post, 10 minute into the game. Alhassan missed on another free kick 8 minutes later, shooting it wide.
The Eddies, after being thwarted on a good chance 20 minutes into the game by United keeper Sammy Ndjock, went a man down at 25 minutes when Michael Nonni got a red card — his second yellow — for a hard tackle on Greg Jordan.
Alhassan nearly got his second goal in the 66th minute, but the keeper reached a shot bending away from him.
Jordan and teammate Christian Ramirez, had chances three minutes apart midway through the second half.
With the draw, United (5-2-4) moves into a tie for second place in the fall standings with the New York Cosmos. Both have 19 points, five behind first-place Ottawa.