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Opara scores twice, Minnesota United beats San Jose 5-2

SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) Ike Opara led Minnesota United to a 5-2 win over the San Jose Earthquakes with a two-goal outing Saturday.

Opara got the scoring started for Minnesota United (2-0-0) in the 13th minute on a header 8 yards away from the center of the box, assisted by Jan Gregus. Magnus Eriksson tied it up at 1-1 for San Jose (0-1-1) with a penalty shot in the 19th minute.

Gregus put Minnesota United ahead 2-1 in the 26th minute with a shot 21 yards away from the edge of the box, assisted by Luis Amarilla. Amarilla put Minnesota United up 3-1 in the 32nd minute on a header 13 yards away from the center of the box, assisted by Kevin Molino. (MORE)

Minnesota Leaders
G: I. Opara2
Ast: E. Finlay2
PKG: None 
YC: O. Alonso1
RC: None 
GAA: T. Miller1.50
CS: None 
Minnesota Team Stats (Rank)
Goals: 8 (1)
Goals Allowed: 3 (9)
Penalty Kick Goals: 0 (16)
Shots: 27 (10)
Shots on Goal: 14 (2)
Yellow Cards: 3 (9)
Red Cards: 0 (10)
3/1POR-MINW 3-1
3/7SJ-MINW 5-2
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