FC Cincinnati 2 – 1 Louisville City FC

Graphic: Connor Paquette

The Orange & Blue outlasted rival Louisville City FC at Nippert Stadium on Wednesday to advance to the fifth round of the Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup. The teams traded goals in an even and rain-soaked first half. A Fanendo Adi strike in the 23rd minute was cancelled out seven minutes later by a goal from Louisville City’s Lucky Mkosana. The match went to extra time when a header by Kekuta Manneh in the 103rd minute decided the match. Adi’s first half goal was his first of 2019. The fifth round of the U.S. Open Cup is schedule for next week. Thursday’s draw will determine FC Cincinnati’s opponent and will likely be one of Atlanta United, Charleston Battery, Columbus Crew or Saint Louis FC.

2019 Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup | Fourth Round

FC Cincinnati 2, Louisville City FC 1 (AET)

Nippert Stadium | Cincinnati, Ohio

Thursday, June 6, 2019


CIN – Fanendo Adi (unassisted) 23’

LOU – Lucky Mkosana (Magnus Rasmussen) 30’

CIN – Kekuta Manneh (Emmanuel Ledesma) 103’

FC Cincinnati: Przemysław Tytoń, Justin Hoyte ©, Forrest Lasso, Nick Hagglund, Mathieu Deplagne, Caleb Stanko (Eric Alexander 96’), Frankie Amaya (102’), Victor Ulloa ( Fatai Alashe 71’), Kekuta Manneh, Emmanuel Ledesma (Rashawn Dally 115’), Fanendo Adi

Bench: Spencer Richey

Stats: Shots 15, Shots on goal 7, Saves 0, Corner kicks 6, Offsides 3, Fouls 14, Possession 50.8%, Passes 592 (69.8%)

Louisville City FC: Chris Hubbard, Taylor Peay, Alexis Souahy, Paco Craig, Napo Matsoso (Sunny Jane EHT’), Oscar Jimenez, Magnus Rasmussen, Paolo DelPiccolo 102’), Brian Ownby (George Davis IV 81’), Niall McCabe, Lucky Mkosana (Luke Spencer 70’)

Bench: Tim Dobrowolski, Pat MacMahon, Geoffrey Dee

Stats: Shots 14, Shots on goal 1, Saves 3, Corner kicks 3, Offsides 5, Fouls 14, Possession 49.2%, Passes 565 (69.2%)


CIN – Kekuta Manneh  (caution) 104’

CIN – Fanendo Adi (caution) 117’

Referee: Ismir Pekmic

Assistant Referees: Brian Marshall, Chris Schurfranz

4th Official: Austin Saini

Weather: 69 degrees, mostly cloudy and intermittent showers

Attendance: 6,895

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