ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — Ramón Ábila scored his first MLS goal and Minnesota United beat the Vancouver Whitecaps 1-0 on Wednesday night for their first victory of the season.
Minnesota (1-4-0) avoided becoming the second MLS team since 2013 to lose its first five matches of a season.
Ábila scored in the 72nd minute on a glancing header off Robin Lod's cross.
Minnesota goalkeeper Tyler Miller made five saves.
Maxime Crépeau made three saves for Vancouver (2-2-1).
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