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Minnesota United make it 2-in-a-row with road win over San Jose

The Loons are off to a hot start.
Darwin Quintero gives United the lead from the spot.

Darwin Quintero gives United the lead from the spot.

What looked like a challenging start to the new MLS season is being made to look anything but by Minnesota United.

Facing five road games to start the season before finally debuting at the new Allianz Field, the Loons are making light work of the schedule thus far.

They followed up the 3-2 win over Vancouver in last week's opener with a comfortable 3-0 win in San Jose Saturday.

With 2 wins from 2, United now have double the number of road wins than they had all of last season.

Darwin Quintero was once again on the scoresheet, scoring from the penalty spot for the second week in a row to give United a lead four minutes into the second half.

Three minutes later Quintero was involved again, assisting for Miguel Ibarra to double the Loons' lead, before a 75th minute own goal from Harold Cummings put the game to bed.

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With trips to the Galaxy, New England and the New York Red Bulls waiting, there are tougher days ahead for United, which makes the team's hot start all the more crucial.

"Obviously winning always breeds confidence, but I'm more concerned about the performance, the level of performance expected and if we play like that, it's normally enough to win games," said Head Coach Adrian Heath to the MNUFC website.

"We've had two road games, six goals and tonight we conceivably left a few out there because we probably should have been two or three up at half time. So it's been a really good performance and I'm pleased with the group, pleased with the fact that it's a clean sheet, and it's a good start."

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