The box score for this match was released a bit later than usual, so let’s have a brief look at how this match played out by the numbers.
FC Cincinnati picked up valuable road points on Wednesday, defeating FC Montréal by 2 goals in Canada. For play-by-play details of the match’s events, see the articles featured in our recap roundup segment.
11 – Ugo Okoli’s regular season goal total after the brace he netted in this match. This total is good enough to bring him into a tie for 3rd in goals scored this USL season. Only Jack McBean (15) and Chandler Hoffman (14) have scored more regular season goals. Okoli had 9 total shots in the game, a season high for him.
9 – Percentage of shots by FC Montréal that were on target. FC Montréal did create some chances in the offensive third, especially in the first half, producing 11 total shots. Unfortunately for the Canadians, all but 1 of those shots was off target. A lone effort on goal by Philippe Lincourt-Joseph in the first half was easily gathered by Mitch Hildebrandt.
3 – The gap in points between Eastern Conference leaders NY Red Bulls II and third place FC Cincinnati after Wednesday’s result. Since then, Louisville City FC eked out a win against Pittsburgh 2-1 to regain the top stop. Therefore, FC Cincinnati is now 4 points off the top with a game in hand. See the full Eastern Conference standings at the USL website.
10 – Number of days between this match and FC Cincinnati’s next contest on Saturday, August 13th. Richmond recently moved into 4th place behind FC Cincinnati, after wins on Wednesday and Saturday. Richmond has won an impressive 6 matches in a row, with 4 of those 6 being earned on the road.
The Orange and Blue will need the rest on offer this week before turning their attention to a challenging schedule for the remainder of August. Their calendar includes four total matches. Three of those four matches are on the road. Two of those four matches are Wednesday matches. All of the matches feature opponents in the top half of the Eastern Conference.
- Saturday, August 13 – @ Richmond Kickers (4th)
- Wednesday, August 24 – Rochester Rhinos (6th)
- Sunday, August 28 – @ New York Red Bulls II (2nd)
- Wednesday, August 31 – @ Charlotte Independence (7th)
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