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HIGHLAND HEIGHTS, Ky. – FC Cincinnati 2 fell to visiting Rochester New York FC, 2-1, Sunday night at NKU Soccer Stadium.

The Orange and Blue drop to 1-5-0 (3 points) with the loss. RNY FC improve to 1-3-1 (5 points).

Pedro Dolabella scored first for the visitors in the 42nd minute, followed by a strike in the 85th minute from Milan Vanacker. 

Avionne Flanagan pulled one back for the Orange and Blue in the 87th minute. The second half substitute used superb movement to create space in the box and fired a right footed shot past Rochester’s keeper. Nicque Daley was credited with the assist.

The goal was Flanagan’s second of the season. Daley earned his first assist for FCC 2.

FC Cincinnati 2 return to action next Sunday, May 15 at Chicago Fire FC II at SeatGeek Stadium in Bridgeview, Illinois. Kickoff is set for 7 p.m. ET/6 p.m. CT.

FC CINCINNATI 2 GAME REPORT
FC Cincinnati 2 vs. Rochester New York FC
Date: May 8, 2022
Competition: MLS NEXT Pro Regular Season
Venue: NKU Soccer Stadium
Kickoff: 5 p.m. ET
Weather: 69 degrees, clear

SCORING SUMMARY: 1-2-F
CIN: 0-1-1
ROC: 1-1-2

CIN - Avionne Flanagan (Nicque Daley) 87'

ROC - Pedro Dolabella (Preston Popp) 42', Milan Vanacker (Jesus Batiz) 85'

LINEUPS
CIN: Beckham Sunderland, Ashton Kamdem, David Garcia (Owen Noverr 78’), Kai Thomas, Morgan Marshall (Darrell Turcios 87’), Daniel Samways (Max Miller 58’), Marcel Ruszel, Daniel Martin (Avionne Flanagan 58’), Andrew Akindele, Isaac Atanga, Nicque Daley

Substitutes not used: Paul Walters

Head Coach: Tyrone Marshall

ROC: Caique Santos, Christian Wood, Lamar Batista, Gustavo Martini Rissi, Gerardo Lopez, Gibran Rayo (Raymond Drai 79’), Pedro Dolabella, Bubacar Boi Djalo, Milan Vanacker, Edward Williams (Gabriel Costa 89’), Preston Popp (Jesus Baitz 62’)

Substitutes not used: Phillip Ejimadu, Paulo Soares, Ian Garrett, Dante Brigida, Jacob Akanyirige, Davis Smith

Head Coach: Bruno Baltazar

STATS SUMMARY: CIN/ROC
Shots: 4 / 13
Shots On Goal: 3 / 5
Saves: 3 / 2
Corner Kicks: 1 / 4
Fouls: 14 / 11
Offside: 7 / 1
Possession: 54.4 / 45.6

MISCONDUCT SUMMARY
CIN - Nicque Daley (Yellow Card) 35'
ROC - Pedro Dolabella (Yellow Card) 35'
CIN - Andrew Akindele (Yellow Card) 61'
CIN - Avionne Flanagan (Yellow Card) 66'
CIN - Marcel Ruszel (Yellow Card) 74'
ROC - Edward Williams (Yellow Card) 74'
CIN - Kai Thomas (Yellow Card) 78'

OFFICIALS
Referee: Nabil Bensalah
Ast. Referees: Jacob Little, Stephen Milhoan
Fourth Official: Erin Patterson