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HIGHLAND HEIGHTS, Ky. – FC Cincinnati lost 1-0 on Sunday night to visiting New England Revolution II at NKU Soccer Stadium. 

With the loss the Orange and Blue fall to 1-7-0 (3 points). The Revs II squad improve to 5-1-2 (18 points).

The contest featured 32 total fouls, and FCC 2 outshot New England on net (4-3), but was unable to find the back of the goal. Beckham Sunderland posted two saves for the Orange and Blue.

FC Cincinnati 2 return to action next Sunday, May 29 at Orlando City B at Osceola Heritage Park in Kissimmee, Florida. Kickoff is set for 7 p.m.

FC CINCINNATI 2 GAME REPORT
FC Cincinnati 2 vs. New England Revolution II
Date: May 22, 2022
Competition: MLS NEXT Pro Regular Season
Venue: NKU Soccer Stadium
Kickoff: 5:05 p.m. ET
Weather: 68 degrees, cloudy

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

CIN - None

NE - Marcos Dias (Jake Rozhansky) 53’

LINEUPS
CIN: Beckham Sunderland, Ashton Kamdem (Owen Noverr 90+4’), David Garcia, Kai Thomas, Morgan Marshall, Zico Bailey, Harrison Robledo, Avionne Flanagan (Marcel Ruszel 59’), Gerardo Valenzuela (Andrew Akindele 59’), Arquimides Ordonez, Nick Markanich (Max Miller 65’)

Substitutes not used: Paul Walters, Leonardo Vazquez, Daniel Samways, Darrel Turcios

Head Coach: Tyrone Marshall

NE: Jacob Jackson, Jose Italo, Pierre Cayet, Michael DeShields (Ben Reveno 79’), Sean O’Hearn, Trevor Zwetsloot, Noel Buck (Hikaru Fujiwara 76’), Meny Silva (Michel 78’), Marcos Dias, Esmir Bajraktarevic (Jake Rozhansky 46’), Ryan Lima (Colby Quinones 67’)

Substitutes not used: Marzuq Puckerin

Head Coach: Clint Peay

STATS SUMMARY: CIN/NE
Shots: 12 / 13
Shots on Goal: 4 / 3
Saves: 2 / 4
Corner Kicks: 9 / 6
Fouls: 17 / 15
Offside: 3 / 0
Possession: 43.8 / 56.2

MISCONDUCT SUMMARY
CIN - Morgan Marshall (Yellow Card) 16'
CIN - Harrison Robledo (Yellow Card) 18'
NE - Jake Rozhansky (Yellow Card) 59'
CIN - Arquimides Ordonez (Yellow Card) 90+1'
NE - Sean O'Hearn (Yellow Card) 90+5'

OFFICIALS
Referee: Elvis Osmanovic
Ast. Refrees: Jamie Duling, Jacob Little
Fourth Official: Christian Little

FC CINCINNATI 2 QUOTES
Head Coach Tyrone Marshall

On the result
“A difficult one. It’s so frustrating, seems like [New England] had [three] shots on goal and one of them went in. It’s part of the growing pains that we have as a team. Last week we corrected mistakes then another one popped up again this week, that’s what we’re going to get.”

On the chippy nature of the game
“I think it was good to see that they could step up and not back down … It’s one of the things you cannot teach, they have to develop that ‘want to win’ and ‘want to battle,’ and they showed that today and I was proud of the boys for that.”

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.