FC Cincinnati dropped a 1-0 decision Saturday night to New York Red Bulls in front of 22,141 fans at TQL Stadium.
With the loss, FCC is now 4-15-8 (20 points) for the season. RBNY improved to 9-11-7 (34 points) with the victory.
Former FC Cincinnati player Andrew Gutman scored the match’s lone goal in the 73rd minute. The defender’s left footed shot came after a long run down the left side and beat FCC goalkeeper Przemysław Tytoń.
FC Cincinnati continue a four-match homestand at TQL Stadium next Saturday, October 9 against Philadelphia Union. Kickoff is set for 8 p.m. ET, and the game will be televised on WSTR 64, carried on the radio on The Project – 100.7/106.3 FM, streamed regionally on fccincinnati.com/stream, out of market on ESPN+, while an audio stream will be available via the iHeartRadio app.
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-FC CINCINNATI MATCH REPORT-
FC Cincinnati vs New York Red Bulls
Date: October 2, 2021
Competition: MLS Regular Season
Venue: TQL Stadium – Cincinnati, Ohio
Kickoff: 7:30 p.m. ET
Weather: 76 degrees, light rain
CIN – None
NYRB – Andrew Gutman (Cristian Casseres Jr., Sean Nealis) 73’
CIN: Przemysław Tytoń, Nick Hagglund, Geoff Cameron, Tyler Blackett, Rónald Matarrita, Caleb Stanko (Calvin Harris 86’), Haris Medunjanin (Kamohelo Mokotjo 77’), Isaac Atanga (Alvaro Barreal 61’), Luciano Acosta (c), Yuya Kubo (Arquimides Ordonez 76’), Brenner
Substitutes not used: Kenneth Vermeer, Zico Bailey, Edgar Castillo, Allan Cruz
Interim Head Coach: Tyrone Marshall
NYRB: Carlos Miguel Coronel, Sean Nealis, Andres Reyes, Andrew Gutman, Thomas Edwards (John Tolkin 46’), Cristian Casseres Jr., Frankie Amaya (Daniel Royer 46’), Sean Davis (c), Patryk Klimala (Tom Barlow 77’), Omir Fernandez (Dru Yearwood 60’), Wikelman Carmona (Caden Clark 46’)
Substitutes not used: Ryan Meara, Cameron Harper, Youba Diarra
Head coach: Gerhard Struber
Stats Summary: CIN / NYRB
Shots: 6 / 17
Shots on Goal: 3 / 5
Saves: 3 / 3
Corner Kicks: 2 / 6
Fouls: 11 / 16
Offside: 1 / 3
Possession: 58.9 / 41.1
CIN – Rónald Matarrita (caution) 90+1’, Luciano Acosta (caution) 90+3’
NYRB – Andrew Reyes (caution) 52’
Referee: Timothy Ford
Ast. Referees: Nick Uranga, Chris Elliott
Fourth official: Elton Garcia
VAR: Kevin Terry Jr.
AVAR: Jeff Muschik
- All-time, FC Cincinnati is now 2-4-1 all-time against New York Red Bulls … prior to Gutman’s goal, FC Cincinnati had not allowed a goal to New York Red Bulls in 362 minutes … RBNY is 2-0-0 when playing in Cincinnati.
- FCC have played New York Red Bulls seven times, matched with Atlanta United for second-most against any opponent since joining MLS (Columbus, 8).
- FCC have lost a season-high five matches in a row, and did not score for the first time since September 15 at Atlanta, the first game of the current streak.
- Arquimides Ordonez made his first appearance at home … the homegrown talent made his second appearance of the year, the first since July 24 at Nashville SC.
- Rónald Matarrita made his 125th career appearance in MLS.
- Gustavo Vallecilla was unable to play due to yellow card accumulation.
- Florian Valot was scratched from being available off the bench after pre-match warmups … Valot made 42 appearances, including 33 starts, scoring five goals and adding nine assists with from 2018-2021.
AS IT HAPPENED
- 14’ – New York Shot On Goal | Omir Fernandez gets in behind the FC Cincinnati down the left side, but Przemysław Tytoń saves the shot on goal and gathers the rebound.
- 26’ – New York Shot On Goal | Patryk Klimala has an open net shot which Tytoń gets a hand to and Nick Hagglund on the goaline deflects the shot to prevent the goal.
- 31’ – New York Shot On Goal | Frankie Amaya hits a left footed free kick which forces a strong diving save from Tytoń.
- 45’ – FC Cincinnati Shot On Goal | Rónald Matarrita sends in a perfectly placed cross to Luciano Acosta at the top of the box whose header requires a save out for a corner from RBNY goalkeeper Carlos Miguel Coronel.
- 56’ – FC Cincinnati Shot On Goal | Strong combination play leads to time and space for Yuya Kubo at the top of the box, but his shot on goal is saved comfortably.
- 69’ – FC Cincinnati Near Chance | Luciano Acosta sends a dangerous ball across the ball which finds Alvaro Barreal, but his first touch fails him and his shot is blocked.
- 73’ – NEW YORK GOAL | Andrew Gutman makes a long run down the left flank and Cristian Casseres Jr. finds him on a through ball, where Gutman’s left footed shot beats Tytoń.
FC Cincinnati Interim Head Coach Tyrone Marshall
On team decision making
“Yeah, I would think so but again if habits, maybe they weren't corrected earlier and they just continue going. This is part of what I'm seeing; you know that we have to get better at, and hopefully, we can address and make sure we are playing with 11 guys on the field. So we got to make sure you are connected with your teammates. It doesn't matter who scores, as long as the ball goes in the net the team's going to get a result and not individual accolades, so I think as a team, we have to get out of that mindset.”
“You can see it. I played at the professional level. I know what it's like, some guys in their contracts, they have clauses where if they get ‘X’ amount of goals, they get bonuses. So for me, when you're not on a winning team, you see a lot more of that individualism come out, you know. So we can try to get away from that now and just kind of push towards the end of the season and see if we can get some more continuity, and hopefully, it will be helpful.
On his first match coaching at TQL Stadium
“You know it was weird because I remember coming into the stadium on opening day and coming into the stands, you know with the other coaches and watching the game and thinking, man, what a fantastic atmosphere, and although we're limited on capacity right but it was great the crowd was loud I'm like man I can't wait to see when this place is packed, and now I'm on the sideline.”
“You know fast forward right? It's humbling, and rewarding for me obviously. Not ideally the situation I want to be in, but you know you just have to run with what you're given and see what can happen, and for me you know I'll be appreciative for everything and know that I'm going to work my tail off and hopefully they see the worth in it.”
“Because again, I've been on this side of it not as a head coach, as an assistant and know that it takes a lot of work behind the scenes and knowing that the boys came together quickly to try and get stuff done and in a matter of 24 hours and making that transition where it doesn't seem like anything was effected for me, that's a big accomplishment. you know, not everybody can say that moving forward. So again, I'm just humbled and thankful for the opportunity that was given to me, and hopefully, we see what happens at the end of the year.”
FC Cincinnati midfielder Caleb Stanko
On Gutman’s goal and his respectful celebration, if it surprised him
“No. He's a really good friend of mine and a really good friend of a lot of the guys here, and he also appreciated his time here, so I think that was respectful of him to do. I wasn't surprised.
On the lineup rotation
“I think it keeps everyone sharp. Guys become complacent if you don't make changes, and Tyrone has made changes right away. It keeps everyone sharp, and it creates a competitive environment every day and that's how we're going to be successful.”
FC Cincinnati forward Arquimides Ordonez
On the playing opportunity and the squad rotation
We really talked about making sure everyone was not complacent and that there was going to be a lot of rotations in the lineup. I feel like today we had new players in the lineup and it showed that we all need to be switched on and create a competitive atmosphere because we're all good enough to play