2021 Major League Soccer, Regular Season
  • Adalberto Carrasquilla (1')
  • Adrien Hunou (16', 73')

Adrien Hunou's brace grants Minnesota United a 2-1 win over hapless Dynamo

Adrien Hunou nets 2 goals as Dynamo take down Minnesota United (1:54)

Adrien Hunou scores two goals to help the Houston Dynamo come away with a 2-1 win over Minnesota United. (1:54)

Adrien Hunou recorded a brace that included the deciding goal in the 73rd minute as the visiting Minnesota United FC came back from an early deficit to beat the hapless Houston Dynamo FC 2-1 on Saturday in a Western Conference match.

Minnesota United snapped a three-game winless streak and beat the Dynamo for the second time this month. Minnesota United (8-6-7, 31 points) remains in fifth place in the West and won for just the second time in 10 road matches this season.

The Loons were victorious in Houston for the first time ever in seven all-time regular season matches.

Houston's team-record winless streak stretched to 15 games (eight draws and seven losses), the longest such streak in the league since Philadelphia's 16-game winless streak from September 2016-April 2017. The Dynamo hasn't won since a 2-1 home victory over Vancouver on May 22.

The Dynamo could not have had a better beginning, getting a goal 54 seconds into the match when Adalberto Carrasquilla found the net to the bottom left corner after a run deep into the box and a centering pass from Fafa Picault.

Minnesota United tied the match in the 16th minute as Hunou volleyed home a left-footed shot from very close range after a crossing pass from Ethan Finlay on a set piece after a Houston foul 10 yards outside the box.

Picault had a great chance to put Houston back in the lead but his blistering shot in the 31st minute solidly hit the crossbar near the upper-right corner.

Hunou and Finley paired up again for the winning goal, with Finley threading a pass to the streaking Hunou in the midway through the second half.

Houston (3-9-10, 19 points) played without coach Tab Ramos, who missed the match because of a family medical emergency. Houston's skid has dropped it into a tie for last place in the West with expansion Austin FC, pending Austin's match on Sunday versus FC Dallas.

The Dynamo's three wins are tied for the league-low with Cincinnati and Toronto.