New Zealand’s international Michael Boxall helped his team in United States to make history; Minnesota United won away from home Sporting KC by 3-0 to advanced in Major League Soccer’s playoffs – all goals were scored in the first half of the clash.
The All Whites‘ international played all minutes of the match while another New Zealander – Noah Billingsley – was in the bench for Minnesota, but the winger was not involved in the match. Another New Zealander, James Musa, is part of Minnesota squad, but he was not listed for this playoff match against Sporting KC.
After beating Colorado Rapids in the last playoff match in Minneapolis, the Loons met Sporting KC ain Kansas City. The Trinidad and Tobago international Kevin Molino scored a double and Bakaye Dibassy added another for Boxall’s side – all goals were scored into 12 minutes in the first half.
Now Minnesota is heading for Western Conference final against Seattle Sounders that defeated FC Dallas in the process. This is already the best campaign ever Minnesota is doing at Major League Soccer and Boxall is being a crucial part of the team’s success.