SAINT PAUL, Minn. (AP) — Alexander Callens scored in the 29th minute and Sean Johnson made it stand up to lead New York City FC to a 1-0 victory over Minnesota United on Saturday.
Santiago Rodríguez picked up an assist on Callens' goal for NYCFC (8-3-2).
Johnson turned away all five shots he faced to notch a clean sheet.
NYCFC had a 14-12 advantage in shots.
Dayne St. Clair had four saves for Minnesota United (5-6-3).
NYCFC moved into the top spot in the Eastern Conference, one point in front of Philadelphia after the Union settled for a 1-1 tie with New England.