FC Cincinnati lost in heartbreaking fashion to New York Red Bulls II by a score of 2-1 on Wednesday evening in front of a crowd of 16,127 at Nippert Stadium. After a scoreless first half, Jimmy McLaughlin opened the scoring for the Orange and Blue with a 61st minute goal. Unfortunately, Harkes’ men conceded two late goals in 82nd and 86th minutes, allowing the visitors to claim all 3 points.
Despite losing the match, the club set the USL single season attendance record on Wednesday. The match brought their regular season attendance total to 164,109 with 5 home matches still remaining. The record was previously held by Sacramento Republic FC (158,516).
For full details of this contest, turn you attention to the following match recaps:
In 3 days, FC Cincinnati will be back in action at Nippert against local rival Louisville City FC. This match represents the third and decisive leg of the River Cities Cup (aka the “Dirty River Derby”).
Check back with Orange and Blue Press tomorrow for our Match Notes segment which will include more photos, stats and insights from the NY Red Bulls II match.