Written by: Kyra Campbell
FC Cincinnati (13-2-5) remain undefeated at home after its 2-2 draw against the New England Revolution (10-3-7) on Saturday. This is the first time FCC failed to win at home this season across competitions. The draw keeps Cincinnati 6 points above second place Nashville (11-5-5) in the Supporters’ Shield standings.
Cincinnati’s lineup featured the return of Yerson Mosquera, who played centrally in the back with Nick Hagglund and Ray Gaddis on either side of him. Alvaro Barreal and Santiago Arias started in their normal wingback spots. Marco Angulo once again filled in for Junior Moreno, who’s still dealing with an injury. As usual, Obinna Nwobodo and Luciano Acosta rounded out the midfield. Dominique Badji and Yuya Kubo started up top.
It was off to a good start for FCC as they went up 1-0 in the 11th minute, thanks to a Badji goal off a Kubo cross. New England would level the game 1-1 just four minutes later due to a fluke own goal off of Badji. The Revs then took the lead in the 24th minute, when Gustavo Bou finally got his goal. Nwobodo received a yellow card in the 36th minute. Cincinnati came out of halftime looking for the equalizer, and they would get it in the 55th minute, the goal once again coming from Badji, assisted this time by Lucho. FCC would push for much of the rest of the game to find a game-winning goal, but failed to put away their many chances, and the match ended 2-2.
FC Cincinnati is on the road next weekend as the team travels to Bank of America Stadium to take on Charlotte FC (6-8-6). The match is at 7:30pm and, as always, fans can catch the action on the MLS Season Pass on Apple TV+.