Atlanta United FC v Minnesota United FC.

Twitter was more concerned about snow than MLS game taking place

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It's not that often you get to see a frozen tundra football match. Usually, the match would be called off for the safety of the players and the officials taking part, but not in this MLS game.

Minnesota United had their opening home match of their inaugural MLS season against another new franchise, Atlanta United at TCF Bank Stadium on Sunday. It didn't go well for them at all.

A hat-trick from Josef Martinez and brace from Miguel Almiron allowed Atlanta to pick up their first win in MLS, with them both scoring a goal each within the first 13 minutes of the game.


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The Venezuelan added another before the half hour mark, then Minnesota pulled one back after Kevin Molino scored a penalty just before half time. Almiron scored his second just after the break, before Martinez completed his hat-trick with 15 minutes remaining, and Jacob Peterson rounded off the scoring in injury time.

The game finished 6-1 to the visitors, meaning Minnesota became the first MLS side to give up at least five goals in back-to-back games after they lost 5-1 to the Portland Timbers in their opening game of the season. 

Despite the snowy conditions, there were some good goals in this game.

But as the game become more of a blowout, fans on Twitter started to focus more on the snowy weather, rather than the action on the pitch. They drew comparisons to how this game would be called off if it was played in the UK.

Minnesota will now look to end their losing streak when they travel to Colorado next Saturday against the Rapids, while Atlanta play on the same day at home against the Chicago Fire. Both teams will probably be hoping there is less snow in their next game.

Landon Donovan
Tim Howard

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