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D.C. United loses its 6th in a row, outscored 17-6 during that stretch

Minnesota United's Christian Ramirez, left, scores a goal while D.C. United's Taylor Kemp attempts to block during the first half of an MLS soccer game Saturday, July 29, 2017, in Minneapolis. (Courtney Pedroza/Star Tribune via AP)

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) Christian Ramirez scored his 11th goal of the season, Bobby Shuttleworth had four saves and Minnesota United beat D.C. United 4-0 Saturday night to snap a five-game winless streak.

Ramirez scored in the seventh minute to end Minnesota's goal drought at 358 minutes.

Shuttleworth has five shutouts this season for Minnesota (6-12-4).

Ramirez slipped behind the defense and put away a half-volley off a long, arcing pass from Kevin Molino for the first goal. Abu Danladi first-timed a feed from Molino just inside the post in the 40th and Jared Jeffrey's own goal put Minnesota up 3-0 in the 58th minute. Miguel Ibarra added a goal in stoppage time.

D.C. United (5-14-3) has lost six in a row the longest such streak since losing a franchise-record seven straight in 2013 and has been outscored 17-6 during that stretch.

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