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FC Cincinnati head for warmer weather to take on Orlando City SC Saturday night at Exploria Stadium. Kickoff is set for 7:30 p.m. ET.

Let’s break down this matchup, by the numbers.


Luciano Acosta’s lone career MLS hat trick? With D.C. United, on August 12, 2018 he scored three goals against Orlando City in a 3-2 win for the Black-and-Red. Less than a month ago, Acosta scored twice on February 18 at Exploria Stadium in FCC’s final Preseason contest, against the Lions. He has scored in regular season action for FCC at Exploria Stadium before, last season on June 26 when FC Cincinnati defeated Toronto FC, 2-0. The Orange and Blue certainly would be happy to have three goals from their captain on Saturday night.


Ruan, Benji Michel and Tesho Akindele have played in all five meetings between FC Cincinnati and Orlando City SC. The trio of Orlando players have all seen various minutes so far in this young season and are all likely to see action in the sixth iteration between the two sides.

Nick Hagglund has played in four matches for the Orange and Blue against Orlando, the most among active FCC players.


FC Cincinnati goalkeeper Alec Kann has made 11 saves against Orlando in his career, the most against any opponent in his career. And it is despite only facing Orlando twice, where he has faced several opposing sides more or the same (3 Games Started/Played vs. CLB, DC, POR, VAN; 2 Games Started/Played vs. CHI, HOU, NYC, RBNY, ORL).


The amount of shots Orlando City SC have taken through two weeks of action, the fewest across MLS. Three of those shots were on target, the second-fewest in the league (Vancouver – 1). FCC have taken 29 shots, which is tied with Sporting Kansas City for sixth-most in MLS.


The amount of minutes the previously mentioned FCC defender Nick Hagglund has played against Orlando City SC in his career. He has started and played in an even 10 games against the Lions, having never been subbed off, playing the full 90 minutes in each of those games. Hagglund started and played in all three matchups against Orlando in 2021.

By The Numbers is presented by CTI.