FC Cincinnati wing back Álvaro Barreal has been named to the MLS Team of the Matchday for Matchday 37, the league announced Monday.
Barreal earns his eighth nod on the weekly honor after netting the lone goal in Saturday night’s 1-0 win over Inter Miami CF. Barreal’s first-time shot off a deflection from Miami goalkeeper Drake Callender was perfectly placed into the side netting for the game-winning goal.
Across all competitions, Barreal has scored six goals this season, five of which have served as game-winning goals for the Orange and Blue.
The 2023 All-Star was also key in the Orange and Blue’s 12th clean sheet of the season. Barreal won nine possessions in the shutout performance.
Barreal’s performance is the 41st recognition of an FC Cincinnati player or coach on the weekly team this season. A full list of 2023 FC Cincinnati matchday honors:
2023 FC Cincinnati MLS Team of the Matchday Player Recognitions
- Obinna Nwobodo (Matchday 1, 3, 13-Bench, 25)
- Brenner (3-Bench)
- Junior Moreno (4)
- Matt Miazga (5-Bench, 7, 15-Bench)
- Brandon Vazquez (5-Bench, 35)
- Yerson Mosquera (6, 10)
- Álvaro Barreal (6-Bench, 9, 11-Bench, 16, 24-Bench, 29, 33, 37)
- Sergio Santos (9-Bench)
- Luciano Acosta (11-Bench, 13, 14, 16-Bench, 17-Bench, 20, 24, 26, 28, 29, 34)
- Roman Celentano (14-Bench, 20, 28-Bench)
- Dominique Badji (22)
- Santiago Arias (26-Bench)
- Aaron Boupendza (32)
2023 FC Cincinnati MLS Coach of the Matchday Recognitions
- Pat Noonan (29, 35)
The full team for Matchday 35 is listed below.
2023 MLS Team of the Matchday presented by Audi (Matchday 37)
F: Dénis Bouanga (LAFC), Teemu Pukki (MIN), Nelson Quiñónes (HOU)
M: Carles Gil (NE), Mathieu Choinière (MTL), Ashley Westwood (CLT), Luquinhas (RBNY)
D: Álvaro Barreal (CIN), Miles Robinson (ATL), Kyle Duncan (RBNY)
GK: Yohei Takaoka (VAN)
Coach: Christian Lattanzio (CLT)
Bench: Joe Willis (NSH), Damion Lowe (PHI), Erik Thommy (SKC), Mateusz Klich (DC), Héctor Herrera (HOU), Iván Angulo (ORL), Bongokuhle Hlongwane (MIN), Kwadwo Opoku (MTL), Cucho Hernández (CLB)