BY THE NUMBERS | FC Cincinnati at New England Revolution


FC Cincinnati return to MLS action Sunday for their second league road trip of the season, taking on New England at Gillette Stadium. Kickoff is set for a lovely 2 p.m. ET for the third afternoon start of the season. Fans can watch the match for free on MLS Season Pass on Apple TV and also listen locally on Fox Sports 1360.

Let’s break down this matchup with key numbers to remember, presented by CTI.


In nine previous matches between FC Cincinnati and the New England Revolution, it has been the Foxborough based club that has gotten the best of the series. With 15 goals across those matches, the Revs have a 5-1-3 record.

Of note, the first half has been particularly dangerous for The Orange and Blue. The Revs have scored 10 of their 15 goals in the first 45 minutes, and seven of those 15 in the first 30 minutes of the match.

FC Cincinnati have been balanced across the all-time series, scoring 10 goals (five in each half) in the nine fixtures. Given New England’s propensity for hot starts and FCC’s balanced history, it will be essential that The Orange and Blue start strong and keep the Revs at bay.

2 x 270

Through three MLS regular season matches, only two outfield players for FC Cincinnati have featured in all 270 minutes of game play: Luciano Acosta and Miles Robinson, who combined for the game-winning goal in FCC’s win over Chicago Fire FC. Roman Celentano has also completed all three matches.

Matt Miazga has played in all 180 minutes he has been eligible for after completing his suspension to start the season. Pavel Bucha just barely missed the 270 minute cut, playing 262 minutes.

DeAndre Yedlin though leads the team in minutes played thanks to his trade coming after Inter Miami CF’s third match but before FC Cincinnati’s third league contest. In his debut with FCC, Yedlin subbed on for 33 minutes, bringing his season minutes total to 303.

Only David Romney has played all 270 minutes for New England this season. 

No currently active FC Cincinnati player has ever scored a goal against the New England Revolution as a member of The Orange and Blue. Dominique Badji’s brace in 2023 leads the club with two goals along with a pair by Brenner. Álvaro Barreal, Brandon Vazquez, Yerson Mosquera, Kenny Saief and Kekuta Manneh have each added a goal of their own.

Luciano Acosta though has registered six assists for FC Cincinnati against the Revs and scored three times as a member of D.C. United. Sergio Santos has also tallied three goals in his previous MLS stops, and Corey Baird registered a goal and three assists.


Two major career milestones could be met depending on the lineup selections for the match. Acosta is poised to make his 200th career start in MLS and Alvas Powell is similarly positioned to make his 200th career MLS appearance. 

Earlier this season, Acosta made his 100th cap as captain of The Orange and Blue and Powell scored his first goal with the club in the Concacaf Champions Cup. Of Powell’s 200 appearances, his next would be his 69th with FC Cincinnati. Acosta is also approaching his 100th MLS cap with the club where he would be one of only five FCC players in history to reach that plateau. 


Last season, FC Cincinnati broke their string of poor performances on turf fields by earning at least a point in all four of their matches on artificial surfaces, tallying a record of 1-0-3. The win, a 2-1 come from behind victory at Atlanta United FC, was just their second MLS win on turf in club history, with the first being at Sunday’s venue, Gillette Stadium, on March 14, 2019.