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

SCORING SUMMARY

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%)

MISCONDUCT SUMMARY

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

New York City FC 5 – 2 FC Cincinnati

It was all New York City FC on Thursday in FC Cincinnati’s last match before the CONCACAF Gold Cup break. The hosts were up…

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It was all New York City FC on Thursday in FC Cincinnati’s last match before the CONCACAF Gold Cup break. The hosts were up three goals by the 29th minute and went into cruise control thereafter. The Orange & Blue got on the board near the end of the first half courtesy of an Héber own goal. The hosts then added two more goals in the second half and yet another own goal. Maxi Moralez was a man possessed for NYCFC, tallying three assists and a goal on the night.

FC Cincinnati remains in the cellar of the Eastern Conference with the result, five points adrift from then next closest team. New York City FC remains in sixth despite the win, now with 25 points total.

New York City FC 5, FC Cincinnati 2

Yankee Stadium | Bronx, N.Y. 

Thursday, June 6, 2019

SCORING SUMMARY

NYC – Alexandru Mitrita (Maxi Moralez) 11’

NYC – Héber (Anton Tinnerholm, Maxi Moralez) 17’

NYC – Ismael Tajouri-Shradi (Anton Tinnerholm) 29’

CIN – Héber (own goal) 37’

NYC – Héber (Maxi Moralez) 49’

CIN – Sebastien Ibeagha (own goal) 76’

NYC – Maxi Moralez (Valentín Castellanos) 90’

FC Cincinnati: Spencer Richey, Mathieu Deplagne, Nick Hagglund, Forrest Lasso, Justin Hoyte ©, Caleb Stanko, Victor Ulloa (Leonardo Bertone HT), Corben Bone (Frankie Amaya 56’), Roland Lamah (Kekuta Manneh 60’), Emmanuel Ledesma, Fanendo Adi

Bench: Przemysław Tytoń, Tommy McCabe, Eric Alexander, Rashawn Dally,

Stats: Shots 15, Shots on goal 4, Saves 4, Corner kicks 4, Offsides 3, Fouls 4, Possession 39.8%, Passes 363 (74.4%)

New York City FC: Brad Stuver, Maxime Chanot, Tony Rocha, James Sands (Sebastien Ibeagha 57’), Alexander Ring ©, Alexandru Mitrita (Justin Haak 86’), Valentin Castellanos, Anton Tinnerholm, Maxi Moralez, Héber, Ismael Tajouri-Shradi (Keaton Parks 63’)

Bench: Luis Barraza, Juan Torres, Daniel Bedoya, Jesus Medina

Stats: Shots 20, Shots on goal 9, Saves 4, Corner kicks 5, Offsides 2, Fouls 12, Possession 60.2%, Passes 582 (85.4%)

MISCONDUCT SUMMARY

NYC – Maxi Moralez (caution) 45’+1’

CIN – Forrest Lasso (caution) 71’

CIN – Mathieu Deplagne (caution) 83’

CIN – Nick Hagglund (caution) 88’

NYC – Keaton Parks (caution) 89’

CIN – Justin Hoyte (caution) 90+4’

Referee: Allen Chapman

Assistant Referees: Oscar Mitchell-Carvalho, Benjamin Hall-Volpenhein

4th Official: Robert Sibiga

VAR: Jorge Gonzalez

Weather: 81 degrees and cloudy

Attendance: 18,597

Match Program: FC Cincinnati at New York City FC

FC Cincinnati concludes a two-match road trip on Thursday with a visit to Yankee Stadium to face New York City FC. The Orange & Blue come into…

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FC Cincinnati concludes a two-match road trip on Thursday with a visit to Yankee Stadium to face New York City FC. The Orange & Blue come into the match on the heels of a 3-1 defeat to the Colorado Rapids, their third consecutive loss. Despite tying that contest 1-1 in the 72nd minute, two late goals from Colorado sunk FCC yet again. Yoann Damet’s team comes into the match in last place in the Eastern Conference after losing eight of their last nine matches.

NYCFC enters the contest in decent form — the draw specialists of MLS are in 6th place on 20 points. They have two more draws than anyone else in the league — 8 total on the season. They are undefeated in their last nine played and most recently tied the Crew at Mapfre Stadium in a game that ended with a 2-2 scoreline.

Kendall Waston, Allan Cruz, Alvas Powell, and Darren Mattocks are on Gold Cup duty and will miss the match. Fatai Alashe, Leo Bertone, and Kenny Saief are still listed as questionable, all due to hamstring injuries.

NYCFC will be without USMNT keeper Sean Johnson, Tico Mataritta, and Alexander Callens because of international call-ups.

Kickoff is at 7:00pm Eastern.

Fast Facts

  • Yankee Stadium will be a tough venue for FCC to implement its newly-adopted possession-based style under Yoann Damet. New York City FC is second overall in MLS in possession at home with an average of 57.5%. Only Atlanta United does it better.
  • This is battle of two of the bottom five teams in MLS in terms of goals scored. FC Cincinnati has 12 total on the season, worst in the league and 4 fewer than any other team. NYCFC has 18 total goals which is fifth worst.
  • Former Dayton Dutch Lions and Columbus Crew goalkeeper Brad Stuver should get the call between the pipes for NYCFC in the absence of Sean Johnson.
  • After FC Cincinnati plays in the Bronx, they will not play another MLS match for 16 days, when the LA Galaxy come to Nippert on Saturday, June 22.
  • Nick Hagglund is likely to make his 100th MLS appearance against NYCFC on Thursday.

All stats via mlssoccer.com and whoscored.com.

Stay tuned to Orange & Blue Press for coverage of FC Cincinnati at New York City FC on Thursday.

Deeper Cuts: Possession in the Final Third, Captain Hoyte, Cup Competitions Loom

A two-game road trip before the Gold Cup break started with a thud for FC Cincinnati. A 3-1 loss in the Centennial State…

Photo Credit: Paul-Michael Ochoa / FC Cincinnati

A two-game road trip before the Gold Cup break started with a thud for FC Cincinnati on Saturday. A 3-1 loss to Colorado in the Centennial State leaves the Orange & Blue with the lowest point total in MLS as they near the midway point of the 2019 season.

Possession in the Final Third

Some may be surprised that FCC maintained a 60%-40% possession* advantage over the Rapids Saturday, their highest possession total this season. However, a closer look suggests that not all possession numbers are created equal, and a more telling metric is possession in the final (offensive) third of the field.

The chart below shows total passes by each team split between the defensive, middle, and offensive thirds of the field. Colorado’s numbers are on the left (orange) and FC Cincinnati’s are on the right (blue).

Graphic via whoscored.com

The Rapids actually completed one more pass than FC Cincinnati in the final third over the 90+ minutes. These numbers highlight that, despite FC Cincinnati’s overall possession advantage, Colorado actually had slightly more possession in their offensive third. 77% of FCC’s possession was held in the non-threatening defensive and middle third.

In another match on Saturday, the New York Red Bulls had a clear advantage in overall possession as well, 62% against Real Salt Lake. However, New York registered a much higher 39% of their possession in the final third in comparison to FC Cincinnati’s 23%. FCC created 8 non-blocked shots against Colorado with that 23%, and only 1 of the 4 on target was a goal. Meanwhile, the Red Bulls created 16 non-blocked shots against RSL, and 4 out of the 9 on target found the back of the net.

Possession even in non-threatening positions does limit the time the opponent has with the ball, which is obviously a good thing. It’s also the platform for the attack, but a team still has to create the chances and convert them.

To keep the short story short, overall possession doesn’t tell much on its own without assessing where possession was held and whether it led to a proportionate number of goal-scoring opportunities.

Hoyte as Captain

Justin Hoyte wore the armband on Saturday in place of the suspended Kendall Waston, who is now on his way to Gold Cup duty for Costa Rica. Hoyte tallied the third-most passes on the team (74) and completed them with a remarkable 96% passing accuracy.

While his passing numbers are nice, the defense’s primary role is to keep the ball out of the back of the net, and that didn’t go so well. Hoyte reflected those sentiments in his post-match comments.

“It’s just disappointing. First half, we’ve done okay in the first 15, 20 minutes, and then we are not sure what happened. Second half, we gave away some silly goals. It was good to come back one-one, and then to concede a goal straight away after we have scored is not good enough. It is just disappointing. We just have to reflect on our performance and we must do better as a team.”

The directness of Hoyte’s comments are refreshing, and they ring more true than narratives about the team being unlucky or not getting rewarded for hard work.

Cup Competitions Looming

The CONCACAF Gold Cup starts in less than two weeks. The group stage begins on June 15th and lasts until the 28th. The knockout stage then extends from June 29th to July 7th.

Key members of the Orange & Blue, including Kendall Waston, Allan Cruz, Darren Mattocks and Alvas Powell, will therefore be unavailable, as soon as Thursday’s contest against NYCFC.

Yoann Damet will have to roll out some makeshift squads during that time-period especially if the injury list doesn’t getter shorter soon. Leo Bertone, Fatai Alashe, Kenny Saief, Przemysław Tytoń, and Greg Garza have all been injuried or ill for multiple games and there’s no clear indication they will return soon.

Of course, these roster limitation will impact FCC for the start of their participation in the U.S. Open Cup. Given the thin squad, it stands to reason that fans will see some of the less-experienced faces for the matchup with rival Louisville City FC, maybe even appearances by SuperDraft picks like Rashawn Dally and Tommy McCabe. That contest is scheduled for Wednesday, June 12th.

Stay tuned to Orange & Blue Press for more coverage of FC Cincinnati’s 2019 MLS season.

*Possession definition – During the game, the passes for each team are totaled. Then each team’s total is divided by the game total to produce a percentage figure which shows the percentage of the game that each team has accrued in possession of the ball.

Colorado Rapids 3 – 1 FC Cincinnati

After a late first-half Colorado goal, Kekuta Manneh leveled the score for FC Cincinnati in the 73rd minute. The stalemate lasted for…

After a late first-half Colorado goal, Kekuta Manneh leveled the score for FC Cincinnati in the 73rd minute. The stalemate lasted for less than a minute though, as Nicholas Mezquida scored in the 74th minute, and Diego Rubio added a final goal for the Rapids 9 minutes later. The loss is FC Cincinnati’s third consecutive and their tenth defeat in 15 matches.

Colorado Rapids 3, FC Cincinnati 1

Dick’s Sporting Goods Park | Commerce City, Colo.

Saturday, June 1, 2019

SCORING SUMMARY

COL –  Andre Shinyashiki (Sam Nicholson, Cole Bassett) 43’

CIN –  Kekuta Manneh (Roland Lamah) 72’

COL – Nicolás Mezquida (Diego Rubio) 73’

COL – Diego Rubio (Jack Price) 82’

FC Cincinnati: Spencer Richey, Mathieu Deplagne, Justin Hoyte ©, Nick Hagglund, Alvas Powell, Caleb Stanko, Victor Ulloa, Frankie Amaya (Corben Bone 60’), Allan Cruz (Kekuta Manneh 70’), Roland Lamah  Darren Mattocks 84’), Fanendo Adi

Bench: Jimmy Hague, Forrest Lasso, Emmanuel Ledesma, Eric Alexander

Stats: Shots 11, Shots on goal 3, Saves 3, Corner kicks 2, Offsides 1, Fouls 5, Possession 60%, Passes 548(84.1%)

Colorado Rapids: Tim Howard ©, Keegan Rosenberry, Deklan Wynne (Sam Vines 18’), Lalas Abubakar, Tommy Smith, Kellyn Acosta, Cole Bassett (Nicolás Mezquida 60’), Sam Nicholson, Andre Shinyashiki (Diego Rubio 68’), Jack Price, Kei Kamara

Bench: Clint Irwin, Danny Wilson, Dillon Serna, Sebastian Anderson

Stats: Shots 12, Shots on goal 6 , Saves 2, Corner kicks 4, Offsides 2, Fouls 6, Possession 40%, Passes 361(77.3%)

MISCONDUCT SUMMARY

COL – None

CIN –   None

REF: Ted Unkel

AR: Ian Anderson, Andrew Bigelow

4TH: Farhad Dadkho

VAR: Younes Marrakchi

AVAR: Jozef Batko

Weather: 71 degrees and clear

Attendance: 16,998

Match Program: FC Cincinnati at Colorado Rapids

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FC Cincinnati opens a two-match road trip against the Colorado Rapids in the Centennial State on Saturday. The Orange & Blue come into the match following a 2-0 home defeat to the New York Red Bulls last weekend. After a promising but goalless first half in that contest, a defensive error by typically-reliable fullback Mathieu Deplagne led to FCC’s demise.

The Rapids are the not-so-proud owners of the worst points total in all of MLS, with just 9 total. However, they have been resurgent lately, earning two wins and a draw in their last three matches played. Their most recent result came on Wednesday, when they drew 1-1 with the Philadelphia Union in Pennsylvania.

This match is the second “Toilet Bowl” of the 2019 MLS season — a meeting between the last place teams in the Eastern and Western Conferences. On April 27th, Atlanta United was the last place team in the Eastern Conference and defeated the same Colorado Rapids 1-0 in the first toilet bowl.

FC Cincinnati is currently plagued with minor injuries. Fatai Alashe, Leo Bertone, Corben Bone, Greg Garza, Allan Cruz, and Darren Mattocks are all listed as questionable for this contest.

Rookie midfielder Tommy McCabe was recalled from loan this week and is available for selection in this match. McCabe made nine appearances, including eight starts and scored two goals while with North Carolina FC in the USL.

Kendall Waston will miss the match due to yellow card accumulation and therefore left early on Friday for Gold Cup duty with Costa Rica.

Kickoff is at 8:30pm Eastern.

Fast Facts

  • Frankie Amaya leads all players from both teams in passing accuracy, at 88.5%. This stat excludes players that have logged less than 300 minutes of playing time this season.
  • The Rapids are led by veteran striker Kei Kamara, who has seven goals on the season. Interestingly, Kamara was drafted by FC Cincinnati in the expansion draft last December but was promptly traded to Colorado for an international roster spot.
  • This match features the only two current interim head coaches in MLS: Yoann Damet and Colorado’s Connor Casey. Casey took the reins for the Rapids on May 1st when Anthony Hudson was fired.
  • The Rapids average 5 more shots per game than FCC (14.6 to 9.6) and have scored 10 more goals (21 to 11). 43% of their tallies are from set pieces or the penalty spot.
  • The Colorado Rapids lead the league in red cards with 5. In contrast, FC Cincinnati has yet to receive a red card this season.

All stats via mlssoccer.com and whoscored.com.

Stay tuned to Orange & Blue Press for coverage of FC Cincinnati at the Colorado Rapids on Saturday.

Match Program: FC Cincinnati vs New York Red Bulls

FC Cincinnati return home to face the New York Red Bulls for their third match under interim head coach Yoann Damet. The Orange & Blue are …

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FC Cincinnati return home to face the New York Red Bulls for their third match under interim head coach Yoann Damet. The Orange & Blue are licking wounds after last weekend’s 5-1 thrashing in Orlando, and hoping to return to winning ways in front of a Memorial Day weekend crowd at Nippert stadium.

After a slow start to the season, Chris Armas’ Red Bulls have won four of their last six matches and are now in fifth place in the Eastern Conference.

Saturday’s match is the second meeting this season between these two teams. On April 28th, Red Bull won the first match 1-0 in New Jersey, despite a strong second half performance from FCC. Defender Connor Lade scored the lone goal in the 38th minute of that contest.

The Red Bulls come to Cincinnati after a disappointing 2-2 midweek draw against the Vancouver Whitecaps at home. A rotated Red Bulls lineup led 2-1 until the 61st minute when Freddy Montero equalized from the penalty spot after VAR spotted a handball in the box.

New York will have a few key absentees for this match. Bradley Wright-Phillips, Vincent Bezecourt, and Andreas Ivan are all doubtful due to injury. However, the center back pairing of Aaron Long and Tim Parker is likely to be reinstated on Saturday per Joe Goldstein. Long was injured and Parker was suspended for the match against Vancouver.

Corben Bone, Greg Garza, and Allan Cruz are all listed as questionable for FC Cincinnati. Forward Rashawn Dally has been recalled from his loan and is available for selection in this match.

Fast Facts

  • Mathieu Deplagne has logged 1,170 minutes for FC Cincinnati this season, more than any player on either team. Luis Robles of the Red Bulls has played every minute in 12 starts in 2019, 90 minutes less than Deplagne.
  • According to the oddsmakers, FC Cincinnati’s chance of winning, at the time of publishing, is paying the exact same as the odds of New York winning, 2.6 to 1.
  • FC Cincinnati needs to beware of set piece situations. The NY Red Bulls have scored the second most set piece goals in MLS, at 6, and FC Cincinnati have conceded the second most set piece goals, 5.
  • The Red Bulls are one of the few teams in the league with less yellow cards than FC Cincinnati. Their total of 15 cautions is the fewest in MLS. They do however have 2 red cards, including Kaku’s infamous ejection against Sporting Kansas City.
  • FC Cincinnati and the Red Bulls are second and third in MLS with the most interceptions per game at 13 and 12.5 respectively.

All stats via mlssoccer.com and whoscored.com.

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Orlando City SC 5 – 1 FC Cincinnati

Graphic: Connor Paquette

Orlando City SC roared back against FC Cincinnati after Darren Mattocks scored the opening goal in the 34th minute. Tesho Akindele scored two, Nani scored two, and Dom Dwyer added insult to injury by adding a fifth in the 82nd minute. The Orange & Blue drop their eighth game out of 13, and fall from 11th to the bottom spot in the Eastern Conference.

Additionally, Greg Garza left the match in the 7th minute with an apparently severe calf injury.

Orlando City SC 5, FC Cincinnati 1

Orlando City Stadium | Orlando, Fla.

Sunday, May 19, 2019

SCORING SUMMARY

CIN – Darren Mattocks (Eric Alexander) 24’

ORL – Tesho Akindele (Will Johnson, João Moutinho) 37’

ORL – Nani (unassisted) 50’

ORL – Nani (Ruan) 59’

ORL – Tesho Akindele (unassisted) 64’

ORL – Dom Dwyer (Josué Colmán) 82’

FC Cincinnati: Spencer Richey, Mathieu Deplagne, Justin Hoyte, Kendall Waston ©, Greg Garza (Alvas Powell 10’), Eric Alexander, Victor Ulloa, Frankie Amaya, Emmanuel Ledesma, Kekuta Manneh (Kenny Saief 65’), Darren Mattocks (Fanendo Adi 64’)

Bench: Przemysław Tytoń, Nick Hagglund, Nazmi Albadawi, Caleb Stanko

Stats: Shots 5, Shots on goal 3, Saves 4, Corner kicks 4, Offsides 1, Fouls 13, Possession 38.9%, Passes 351 (83.5%)

Orlando City SC: Brian Rowe, Ruan, Lamine Sané, Robin Jansson, Sebastián Méndez, Will Johnson, João Moutinho, Cristian Higuita (Josué Colmán 78’), Nani (Dom Dwyer 66’), Chris Mueller (Benji Michel 85’), Tesho Akindele

Bench: Greg RanjitsinghKyle Smith, Kamal Miller, Oriol Rosell

Stats: Shots 17, Shots on goal 9, Saves 2, Corner kicks 11, Offsides 0, Fouls 9, Possession 61.1%, Passes 547 (88.8%)

MISCONDUCT SUMMARY

ORL – Will Johnson (caution) 43’

ORL – Sebastián Méndez (caution) 45’+4’

CIN – Alvas Powell (caution) 45’+6’

CIN – Victor Ulloa (caution) 71’

ORL – Dom Dwyer (caution) 74’

CIN – Frankie Amaya (caution) 75’

CIN – Emmanuel Ledesma (caution) 87’

REF: Nima Saghafi

AR: Eduardo Mariscal, Chris Elliott

4TH: Luis Guardia

VAR: Geoff Gamble

AVAR: Eric Weisbrod

Weather: 90 degrees and sunny

Attendance: 22,341 (reported)

Match Program: FC Cincinnati at Orlando City SC

FC Cincinnati returned to winning ways under interim head coach Yoann Damet last week, and look to extend their success…

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FC Cincinnati returned to winning ways last week under interim head coach Yoann Damet and look to extend their success against Orlando City SC this Sunday. They’ll reacquaint themselves with former rival, James O’Connor, in the process. O’Connor coached Louisville City FC from 2015-2018 before taking the reins at a struggling Orlando City last June.

Orlando City SC are in tenth place in the Eastern Conference, one place and one point ahead of FC Cincinnati in the standings. The Florida outfit come into Sunday’s match on the heels of three consecutive defeats, including a 2-1 midweek loss to the Seattle Sounders at CenturyLink. They rotated heavily for that match so many of their usual starters should be rested for Sunday’s contest.

Corben Bone, Kenny Saief, and Allan Cruz are all listed as questionable for FC Cincinnati.

Fast Facts

  • 42% of FC Cincinnati’s attacks come down the left side. That percentage is tied as second most left-sided attack in the league. That percentage is typically even higher when Greg Garza is in the match. In comparison, Orlando City FC is fairly balanced but favors the right slightly at 39% of attacks originating there.
  • FC Cincinnati are second-best in MLS in aerial duel success rate at 53.9%. Only LAFC does it better.
  • Greg Garza returned from injury to start last Saturday, and led FCC in total passes (91), total passes in Montréal’s half (37) and total touches (107).
  • FC Cincinnati have the fewest total yellow cards, at 14, in MLS and the fewest cards per game at 1.2. Orlando City SC, in comparison, have 22 yellow cards after 12 matches.
  • Nani has lived-up to his DP billing for Orlando City SC. In just 8 starts, he has 5 goals, including 2 game-winning goals, and 4 assists. However, he has been nursing a calf injury and did not play in OCSC’s last two matches.

All stats via mlssoccer.com and whoscored.com.

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Photos: FC Cincinnati 2 – 1 Montréal Impact

Here are images of FC Cincinnati’s 2-1 victory over the MontréalImpact on Saturday, May 11th.

Image: Ryan Meyer / Graphic: Connor Paquette

Here are images of FC Cincinnati’s 2-1 victory over the MontréalImpact on Saturday, May 11th.

When browsing the gallery below, after clicking on any given image, a high-resolution version can be found by scrolling down and clicking “View Full Size.” All images are courtesy of Ryan Meyer.

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