Fagundez, Stuves help Austin beat winless Minnesota 1-0
ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) Diego Fagundez scored for the second consecutive game, Brad Stuver had his second career clean sheet and Austin beat Minnesota United 1-0 on Saturday night.
Expansion Austin (2-1-0) has won back-to-back games after a 2-0 loss to LAFC in the opener.
Fagundez, who scored three goals in 44 appearances over the last two seasons with New England, scored his second goal of the season in the 17th minute. Jared Stroud ran onto a through ball by Danny Hoesen and played a one-touch roller across the area to Fagundez, whose side-footed redirection slipped inside the post.
Stuver, in his ninth MLS season, had two saves in his first shutout since July 3, 2019. The 30-year old, who has played every minute in goal for Austin this season, played for four teams and made nine starts from 2013-2020. He did not make an appearance last season with New York City.
Minnesota (0-3-0), which lost to Seattle in the 2020 Western Conference final, has been outscored 6-1 in losses to the Sounders, Real Salt Lake and Austin this season.
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Updated May 2, 2021