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CINCINNATI – FC Cincinnati forward Brenner has been named to the MLS Team of the Week for Week 32, the league announced today. Additionally, goalkeeper Roman Celentano earned a spot on the Team of the Week’s bench. 

Brenner earns a spot on the league’s weekly Best XI for the third time this season and for the fourth time in his career. The Brazilian forward’s brace against Real Salt Lake powered the Orange and Blue to a 2-1 road win to defeat the Western Conference foes for the first time in club history.

With his brace on Saturday, Brenner now accounts for five of the nine all-time multi-goal performances in FC Cincinnati history, four of which have come this season. Five of Brenner’s career-high 14 goals this season have come in the past two games for FCC. 

Roman Celentano earned a bench spot among the league’s weekly best for his third career MLS Team of the Week honor. His seven saves, including a stop of RSL’s Pablo Ruiz’s penalty kick, matched a career-high and allowed FC Cincinnati to preserve a 2-1 road win.

Celentano has made 19 saves on 21 shots against in his past three games with FC Cincinnati. With his penalty kick save, the rookie goalkeeper became the first FCC goalie to save multiple kicks from the spot, both in a season and in a career, since Spencer Richey in 2019. 

FC Cincinnati have earned 24 spots on the league’s weekly Team of the Week this season, which extends the most representations for the club in a single season (previous high: 2019, 16). The duo’s recognition is the 60th and 61st selection for the club on the MLS Team of the Week since FC Cincinnati joined the league in 2019.

A full list of 2022 FC Cincinnati weekly honors:

2022 MLS Team of the Week Player Recognitions
- Brandon Vazquez (Week 3, 4, 23-Bench)
- Ronald Matarrita (4-Bench)
- Alec Kann (7-Bench)
- Roman Celentano (8-Bench, 10, 32-Bench)
- Luciano Acosta (9, 10, 11-Bench, 17-Bench, 29, 30)
- Obinna Nwobodo (15)
- Brenner (17, 20-Bench, 30, 32)
- Álvaro Barreal (24)
- Matt Miazga (26)
- Nick Hagglund (29-Bench)

2022 MLS Team of the Week Coach Recognitions
- Pat Noonan (Week 3, 10)

The full team for Week 32 is listed below. 

2022 MLS Team of the Week presented by Audi (Week 32)

F: Karol Swiderski (CLT), Brenner (CIN), William Agada (SKC)

M: Facundo Torres (ORL), Riqui Puig (LA), Gaston Brugman (LA), Santiago Moreno (POR)

D: Alistair Johnston (MTL), Alexander Callens (NYC), Julian Gressel (VAN)

GK: Andre Blake (PHI)

Coach: Nick Cushing (NYC)

Bench: Roman Celentano (CIN), Jakob Glesnes (PHI), Santiago Rodriguez (NYC), Hany Mukhtar (NSH), Jeremy Ebobisse (SJ), Carlos Vela (LAFC), Gonzalo Higuain (MIA)

FC Cincinnati return to TQL Stadium for the Leagues Cup Showcase on Wednesday, Sept. 21 to host Club Deportivo Guadalajara, “Chivas.” The historic Liga MX club will travel to Cincinnati for a nationally-televised match in English on ESPN2 and in Spanish on Unimás. Kickoff is set for 7 p.m. 

Tickets start at just $20 for Wednesday night! Visit the ticket page at fccincinnati.com/tickets, or call 513-977-KICK, to learn more.

2023 FC Cincinnati Season Ticket Memberships are now available. Season Ticket Members are guaranteed the best seats at the best prices for every match at TQL Stadium in 2023, in addition to access to exclusive events, discounts on merchandise and more!

2023 Season Tickets are on sale now at fccincinnati.com/tickets. Fans looking for more information can contact a dedicated FC Cincinnati representative at (513) 977-5435 or e-mail tickets@fccincinnati.com.

Single match tickets to any of FC Cincinnati’s remaining home games are also available now, head to fccincinnati.com/tickets or call 513-977-KICK, to learn more.

FC Cincinnati are playing their fourth season of MLS competition in 2022, and their second playing at TQL Stadium. For up-to-the-minute information about FC Cincinnati, visit the team’s official website at fccincinnati.com, or follow the team on Twitter, Instagram and Facebook at @FCCincinnati. Additionally, fans are encouraged to download the team’s official mobile app on the Apple App Store or Google Play for instant access to mobile tickets, team content and match notifications.