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FC Cincinnati Edged by New York Red Bulls, 2-1

April 6, 2024 - Major League Soccer (MLS)
FC Cincinnati News Release

FC Cincinnati were handed their first loss of the regular season Saturday night by New York, 1-2, at TQL Stadium. The Orange and Blue end the night with a record of 3-1-3 (12 points) as they fall to fifth in the Eastern Conference standings. Four teams are currently tied with 12 points in the Eastern Conference, as results stand. The Red Bulls picked up three points on the road to improve to 4-1-2 (14 points) and take over the top spot in the East.

Cincinnati saw their lone goal of the game come in the third minute off the head of Yuya Kubo, from a ball served in from Luciano "Lucho" Acosta. Frankie Amaya evened up the score for the Red Bulls at 1-1 in the 19th minute. Evan Louro kept things tied going into half with a penalty save against Lewis Morgan in first half stoppage time. New York broke the tie midway through the second half, as Dante Vanzeir found the match winner in the 60th minute.

Next up for FC Cincinnati is a trip to Canada on Saturday, April 13, when the Orange and Blue face CF Montréal. Kickoff is set for 7:30 p.m. ET and the match will stream on MLS Season Pass on Apple TV. Fans can also listen to match on ESPN 1530 in Cincinnati and iHeart.


CIN: Yuya Kubo, GOAL - 3' (1-0) - The Orange and Blue came out of the gates firing, as DeAndre Yedlin started the charge with a shot that was saved by Red Bull goalkeeper Carlos Coronel. Lucho Acosta kept the play alive off the initial save and crossed a pass to Kubo, who then put a header into the back of the net for his second goal of the season.

RBNY: Frankie Amaya, GOAL - 19' (1-1) - The Red Bulls answered quickly, as Dante Vanzeir found an open Amaya about 20 yards from goal. Amaya came set and delivered a strike past the outstretched arm of Evan Louro to even up the score.

RBNY: Dante Vanzeir, GOAL - 60' (1-2) - Vanzeir broke the tie with his second goal contribution of the game. Vanzeir was able to curl in a shot from the Red Bull captain, Emil Forsberg, as he battled two Cincinnati defenders for the goal.


- Saturday marked the 16th meeting all-time between FC Cincinnati and the New York Red Bulls. The Orange and Blue trail the series 5-6-5.

- Former homegrown player for the New York Red Bulls, Evan Louro, made his first MLS career start in goal for the Orange and Blue in his eighth season.

- All seven of FC Cincinnati's MLS matches this season have been tied at halftime. No other club has been tied at half in each of their matches this season.

- Evan Louro's saved penalty kick was the first for the club since Sept. 17, 2022, against Real Salt Lake.

- Yuya Kubo's third-minute goal is the quickest goal for the Orange and Blue this season and the seventh quickest in club history.

- Yamil Asad made his first appearance for Cincinnati since being signed by the club in March.


- FC Cincinnati (@fccincinnati) April 7, 2024


FC Cincinnati vs New York Red Bulls

Date: April 6, 2024

Competition: MLS Regular Season

Venue: TQL Stadium

Attendance: 25,513

Kickoff: 7:40 p.m. ET

Weather: 53 degrees, clear


CIN: 1-0-1

RBNY: 1-1-2

CIN - Yuya Kubo (Acosta) 3'

RBNY - Frankie Amaya (Vanzeir) 19', Dante Vanzeir (Forsberg) 60'


CIN: Evan Louro, Kipp Keller (Ian Murphy 46'), Matt Miazga, Miles Robinson, Luca Orellano (Yamil Asad 85'), Pavel Bucha (Gerardo Valenzuela 75'), Obinna Nwobodo (Corey Baird 64'), DeAndre Yedlin, Luciano Acosta (C), Aaron Boupendza (Sergio Santos 75'), Yuya Kubo

Substitutes not used: Alec Kann, Alvas Powell, Nick Hagglund, Malik Pinto

Head Coach: Pat Noonan

RBNY: Carlos Coronel, John Tolkin (Kyle Duncan 66'), Sean Nealis, Andres Reyes, Dylan Nealis, Emil Forsberg (C) (Daniel Edelman 79'), Frankie Amaya, Peter Stroud, Wikelman Carmona (Noah Eile 88'), Dante Vanzeir (Elias Manoel 67'), Lewis Morgan (Serge Ngoma 88')

Substitutes not used: Dennis Gjengaar, Julian Zakrzewski, Cameron Harper, Ryan Meara

Head Coach: Sandro Schwarz


Shots: 7 / 10

Shots on Goal: 4 / 5

Saves: 3 /3

Corner Kicks: 8 / 8

Fouls: 19 / 16

Offside: 4 / 0

Possession: 52.5 / 47.5


CIN - Obinna Nwobodo (Yellow Card) 32'

CIN - Matt Miazga (Yellow Card) 45' +4

RBNY - Frankie Amaya (Yellow Card) 70'

CIN - Luca Orellano (Yellow Card) 74'

RBNY - Serge Ngoma (Yellow Card) 90' +5


Referee: Drew Fischer

Ast. Referees: Micheal Barweben, Tyler Wyrostek

Fourth Official: Luis Arroyo

VAR: David Barrie

AVAR: Rene Parra

FC Cincinnati's full 2024 schedule can be viewed HERE. FC Cincinnati matches air live on MLS Season Pass on Apple TV, the unprecedented subscription service which features every MLS Regular Season, MLS Cup Playoff and Leagues Cup match.

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