ROCHESTER, NY – FC Cincinnati 2 snapped a five-game skid Friday night, ending Rochester’s five-game unbeaten run in the process. Isaac Atanga and Nicque Daley scored their first goals for FCC 2 to send the Orange and Blue home with three points.
Atanga was the danger man for FCC 2, tallying three shots in the first half and breaking the deadlock in the 44th minute. Rochester had a number of second half chances but a series of outstanding saves from Beckham Sunderland kept RNYFC off the scoresheet. Sunderland finished with eight saves on the night.
Daley capped of a strong showing for FCC 2, finding the back of the net in the 84th minute. Atanga assisted on the goal.
“We played very well tonight,” said head coach Tyrone Marshall. “We didn’t give them a chance to build through the middle of the field and we won duels in wide channels. Beckham made great saves to keep them from scoring, but our backline did a great job too. Our midfield did as well. Heading home, we have momentum on our side. It’s been a great night for the boys.”
FCC 2 are back home starting next Sunday for the first of a three-game home stand as they take on Inter Miami II on July 31 at NKU Soccer Stadium. Kickoff is scheduled for 6 p.m. ET.
FC CINCINNATI 2 GAME REPORT
FC Cincinnati 2 at Rochester NY FC
Date: July 22, 2022
Competition: MLS NEXT Pro Regular Season
Venue: Monroe Community College
Kickoff: 6:11 p.m. ET
Weather: 84 degrees, sunny
SCORING SUMMARY: 1-2-F
CIN: I. Atanga (A. Flanagan) 44’, N. Daley (I. Atanga) 84’
CIN: B. Sunderland, A. Kamdem, D. Garcia, K. Thomas, M. Marshall, K. Turcios (D. Samways, 76’), Z. Bailey, H. Robledo, A. Flanagan (A. Akindele, 69’), I. Atanga (L. Vazquez, 90+4’), B. Sánchez (N. Daley, 76’)
Substitutes not used: N. Campuzano, D. Martin, O. Touray, O. Noverr, M. Penagos
Head Coach: Tyrone Marshall
RNYFC: Caíque, L. Batista, G. Lopez, C. Wood, I. Garrett, P. Dolabella, B. Djaló (P. Soares, 22’), J. Akanyirige (J. Batiz, 77’), D. Brigida, W. Inalien (P. Popp, 22’ (G. Costa, 61’)), G. Rayo
Substitutes not used: P. Ejimadu, R. Firestone, B. McDermott, D. Smith, E. Williams
Head Coach: Bruno Baltazar
STATS SUMMARY: RNYFC/CIN
Shots: 18 / 4
Shots on Goal: 8 / 3
Saves: 1 / 8
Corner Kicks: 7 / 1
Fouls: 17 / 14
Offside: 0 / 3
Possession: 53.2 / 46.8
RNYFC: J. Akanyirige (Yellow Card, 13’), P. Popp (Yellow Card, 57’), P. Soares (Yellow Card, 76’), L. Batista (Yellow Card, 90’)
CIN: K. Thomas (Yellow Card, 39’), Z. Bailey (Yellow Card, 52’), B. Sunderland (Yellow Card, 80’), D. Samways (Yelllow Card, 90+3’)
Referee: Shawn Tehini
Ast. Referees: Zeno Cho, Doug Clayton
Fourth Official: Emma Richards
About MLS NEXT Pro
Launched in March 2022 by Major League Soccer, MLS NEXT Pro is a professional men’s soccer league in the United States and Canada that completes the player pathway from MLS NEXT through to MLS first teams. With 21 Clubs competing during the inaugural season – 20 MLS-affiliated and one independent club, Rochester New York FC – MLS NEXT Pro will grow the game through innovation and diversity by bringing professional soccer to new markets, creating career opportunities for professionals on and off the field, and providing communities with a strong sense of pride. Eight additional MLS-affiliated clubs will join MLS NEXT Pro in 2023, with more independent clubs joining in the years ahead. For more information about MLS NEXT Pro, visit mlsnextpro.com.