Fans waiting for an FC Cincinnati 2 match with major implications for the club's first team received just that on Saturday. Hosting Orlando City B in MLS NEXT Pro action after FC Cincinnati's first team defeated Orlando in Major League Soccer play at TQL Stadium Friday night, FC Cincinnati 2 fielded a team with notable first-team players including goalkeeper Alec Kann and midfielder Allan Cruz. ...
Atlanta United and FC Cincinnati played out an entertaining 0-0 draw at Mercedes-Benz Stadium on Saturday evening. As expected, the Five Stripes dominated the match, outshooting the visitors 23-9 and controlling 65% possession, but Cincy still managed a few dangerous moments through the likes of Luciano Acosta and Brenner. Still,...
Three points. Finally. FC Cincinnati’s 2-1 win over Orlando City SC on Saturday wasn’t always pretty but supporters of the Orange and Blue surely won’t complain. The topline stats for Saturday’s game, except the scoreline, of course, are pretty ugly. Orlando enjoyed 69% possession and took 18 shots, double FCC’s total. Orlando ended the night with 45 touches in FCC’s penalty area compared to just 15 for Cincinnati. That’s not a recipe for success in most circumstances. However, there’s more to FCC’s performance than is evident at a first glance. Overall, Orlando generated better chances over the course of the game but not by as much as the possession and shot stats might indicate, at least according to expected goals.
FC Cincinnati have completed the signing of former Atlanta United goalkeeper Alec Kann. The 31-year-old's acquisition is the first major move by new head coach Pat Noonan as he seeks to turn fortunes around in Cincinnati, who have finished bottom overall in each of their three MLS campaigns to date. Kann has signed through the 2023 season with an option for 2024.
MLS Orlando City SC | SAVE: Alec Kann, Atlanta United FC - 39th minute.
MLS Nashville SC | SAVE: Alec Kann, Atlanta United - 77th minute.