FC Cincinnati 2

RECAP | FC Cincinnati 2 defeat Orlando City B in 5-3 goalfest

FC Cincinnati 2 got back to winning ways on Sunday night, knocking off Orlando City B on the road at Osceola Heritage Park by a score of 5-3. After a weather delay pushed kickoff back over an hour and half, the game got underway just after 8:30 p.m. Nick Markanich scored his first professional goals as he earned a first half brace with equalizers in the 23rd and 43rd minute.

FC Cincinnati 2 at Orlando City B
Date: May 29, 2022
Competition: MLS NEXT Pro Regular Season
Venue: Osceola Heritage Park
Kickoff: 7 p.m. ET
Weather: 90º, rain

ORL: 2-1-3CIN: 2-3-5

ORL – Moises Tablante 14’ (Davis Boccuzzo), Jack Lynn 24’ (Moises Tablante), 64’ (Penalty)

CIN – Nick Markanich 23’ (Zico Bailey), 43’ (Josh Head), Brandon Hackenberg (OG) 48’, Avionne Flanagan 79’ (Paul Walters), Andrew Akindele 85’ (Marcel Ruszel, Nick Markanich)

CIN: Paul Walters, Ashton Kamdem (Leonardo Vazquez 85’), David Garcia, Kai Thomas, Morgan Marshall, Harrison Robledo, Zico Bailey, Andrew Akindele, Gerardo Valenzuela (Josh Head 8’ (Marcel Ruszel 85’)) Nick Markanich

Substitutes not used: Jack Moxom, Owen Noverr, Nick McHenry

Head Coach: Tyrone Marshall

ORL: Javier Otero, Alexander Freeman (Alejandro Granados 81’), Andrew Forth, Brandon Hackenberg, Ignacio Galván (Ethan Subachan 62’), Victor Yan (Owen Van Marter 59’), David Boccuzzo, Erick Gunnera-Calix, Wilfredo Rivera (Nicholas Taylor 81’), Moises Tablante, Jack Lynn

Substitutes not used: Isaac Delgado, Liam Guske, Quembol Guadalupe, Gonzalo Agustoni-Chagas, Brian Lopez

Head Coach: Martín Perelman

Shots: 16 / 18Shots on Goal: 8 / 7Saves: 3 / 5Corner Kicks: 7 / 4Fouls: 13 / 14Offside: 0 / 6Possession: 50% / 50%

ORL – Alexander Freeman (Yellow Card) 54’
ORL – Moises Tablante (Yellow Card) 54’
ORL – David Boccuzzo (Yellow Card) 56’
ORL – Wilfredo Rivera (Yellow Card) 66’
ORL – Owen Van Marter (Yellow Card) 73’
CIN – Ashton Kamdem (Yellow Card) 82’
CIN – Marcel Ruszel (Yellow Card) 83’

Referee: Amiel Aleman
Ast. Referees: Ashlee Varnson, Corey Wilt
Fourth Official: Alexandra Billeter

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.