After 45 minutes of hard work and rough play, FC Cincinnati let New York Red Bulls escape from the Queen City with a 2-0 victory, sending the Orange & Blue to their eighth loss in their last ten games. While the team managed to hold an advantage in shots on target and kept possession largely 50/50, the second half was again a letdown. A turnover by Matthew Deplagne led to a swiped goal by Kaku in the 78th minute, and Omir Fernandez’s first MLS goal punctuated the loss in stoppage time.
While FCC’s roster was depleted from nine injuries and illnesses, the game featured the MLS debut of Nazmi Albadawi in the late stages of the game.
FC Cincinnati 0, New York Red Bulls 2
Nippert Stadium | Cincinnati, OH
Saturday, May 25, 2019
RBNY – Kaku 78’
RBNY – Omir Fernandez (Brian White) 90+1’
FC Cincinnati: Spencer Richey; Alvas Powell, Justin Hoyte, Kendall Waston ©, Mathieu Deplagne; Caleb Stanko, Victor Ulloa (Nazmi Albadawi 81’) , Frankie Amaya; Emmanuel Ledesma (Kekuta Manneh 81’), Roland Lamah, Fanendo Adi.
Bench: Jimmy Hague, Nick Hagglund, Forrest Lasso, Eric Alexander, Rashawn Dally
Stats: Shots 12, Shots on goal 4, Saves 0, Corner kicks 8, Offsides 3, Fouls 12, Possession 49.5%, Passes 338 (70%)
New York Red Bulls: Luis Robles ©; Kemar Lawrence, Tim Parker, Amro Tarek, Michael Murillo; Marc Rzatkowski, Sean Davis; Andres Ivan (Omir Fernandez 79’), Cristian Casseres Jr. (Kaku 59’), Alex Muyl; Tom Barlow (Brian White 58’).
Bench: Ryan Meara, Derrick Etienne, Connor Lade, Sean Nealis.
Stats: Shots 8, Shots on goal 2, Saves 4, Corner kicks 4, Offsides 1, Fouls 10, Possession 50.5%, Passes 349 (68%)
RBNY – Michael Murillo (caution) – 39’
CIN – Kendall Waston (caution) – 58’
REF: Fotis Bazakos
AR: Nick Uranga, Cory Richardson
4TH: Ted Unkel
VAR: Chico Grajeda
Attendance: 28,290 (reported)