BLAINE, Minn. – Earthquakes II defeated Minnesota United FC 2 4-1 on Sunday evening at National Sports Center Stadium in Blaine, Minn. Quakes II close out the regular season with a 12-8-4 (41 pts.) overall record in the 2022 MLS Next Pro inaugural season, finishing in fifth place in the Western Conference.
Earthquakes II only needed two minutes after kickoff for Joaquin Eisenberg to open the scoring later followed by Max Arfsten before the half hour mark. Quakes II extended the lead through Rodolfo Castro Jr. for his 12th goal of the season. MNUFC2 attempted a comeback with Tani Oluwaseyi scoring for the home team in the 57th minute. Max Arfsten later found his second goal of the match for Quakes II’s fourth goal of the night.
2022 MLS NEXT Pro Season
Minnesota United FC 2 1 – 4 Earthquakes II
Sunday, Sept. 18, 2022 – National Sports Center Stadium in Blaine, Minn.
adidas Player of the match: Max Arfsten
SJ (1-0) – Joaquin Eisenberg (Miles Robinson) 2’
SJ (2-0) – Max Arfsten (Eduardo Blancas) 26’
SJ (3-0) – Rodolfo Castro Jr. (Max Arfsten) 50’
MIN (3-1) – Tani Oluwaseyi (Justin McMaster) 57’
SJ (4-1) – Max Arfsten (Rodolfo Castro Jr.) 64’
SJ – Erick Reyes (caution) 34’
SJ – Nathan Scott (caution) 38’
SJ – Omar Lemus (caution) 80’
MINNESOTA UNITED 2: Fred Emmings; Juan Mosquera, Devin Padelford, Nabilai Kibunguchy ©, Carlos Leatherman; Ignacio Gutiérrez, Nick Mendonca (Veljko Petkovic 72), Diogo Pacheco (Loïc Mesanvi 72), Aziel Jackson, Justin McMaster (Sagir Arce 84); Tani Oluwaseyi (Thomas Williamson 72).
Substitutes not used: Kaile Auvray, Perry Blay, David Garcia, Alec Smir (GK).
SHOTS: 16; SHOTS ON GOAL: 6; FOULS: 9; CORNER KICKS: 3; SAVES: 3
EARTHQUAKES II: Eric De La Cerda; Erick Reyes (Israel Carrillo 76), Casey Walls ©, Alejandro Cano (Drew Murray 77), Omar Lemus; Eduardo Blancas, Nathan Scott (Siad Haji 87), Joaquin Eisenberg (George Asomani 68); Miles Robinson (Alex Chow 68), Rodolfo Castro Jr. ©, Max Arfsten.
Substitutes not used: Sebastian Carbajal, Mateo Lopez (GK).
SHOTS: 13; SHOTS ON GOAL: 7; FOULS: 23; CORNER KICKS: 5; SAVES: 5