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Finlay goal gives Minnesota win over former club Columbus (video)

Minnesota United FC v New York Red Bulls

HARRISON, NEW JERSEY - APRIL 06: Ethan Finlay #13 of Minnesota United takes the ball as Kemar Lawrence #92 of New York Red Bulls defends at Red Bull Arena on April 06, 2019 in Harrison, New Jersey. (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images)

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It had to be him.

As Columbus continues to search for itself under new management, it’s no surprise that one of its old heroes broke its heart on Saturday.

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Ethan Finlay, he of the 166 Crew appearances before being traded to Minnesota United, said earlier this week, “I’d be lying to you if I said I didn’t want to beat up on them pretty bad.”

So of course Finlay scored a 70th minute tap-in to give his Loons a 1-0 win over Columbus on Saturday in St. Paul. It wasn’t “pretty bad,” but it probably felt pretty good.

The goal was Finlay’s first of the season for United, keeping the hosts unbeaten at home.

Columbus falls to 1-5 away from home under Caleb Porter, and has won just once in its last seven outings.

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