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Written by: Kyra Campbell
FC Cincinnati (7-1-3) remains perfect at home after their 2-1 victory over D.C. United (4-5-2) on Saturday. The club’s sixth win at home in league play matches last year’s total. TQL Stadium was also sold out for the 5th time this season. FCC sits at 24 points, placing them second in the Eastern Conference and Supporter Shield standings, just behind New England (7-1-3), who leads on goal differential.
One notable change in the lineup for Cincinnati came in the form of Alvas Powell, who started in the right wingback position over Ray Gaddis. Powell provided some much needed offensive help on the right side. Brenner returned to the matchday roster and after coming on in the 65th minute, contributed to the play that would result in Alvaro Barreal’s goal.
FC Cincinnati dominated the first twenty minutes of the match, however D.C. seemed to have the momentum towards the end of the first half. Regardless, both teams went into the locker room level 0-0 at half time. Luciano Acosta would break the stalemate in the 59th minute with an olimpico, his second goal of the season. FCC went up 2-0 when Barreal beat D.C. keeper Tyler Miller near-post and netted his first goal of the season. Acosta was credited with the assist on that goal, his third. D.C. managed to keep things interesting in the dying minutes of the game with a Taxi Fountas goal in the 90th minute, however the Orange and Blue were able to hold on through stoppage time.
FC Cincinnati stays at home this week as they take on NYCFC on Wednesday in the Round of 32 of the U.S. Open Cup. Kickoff is at 7pm and fans can catch the action on the CBS Sports Golazo Network.