Inter Miami FC erupted for four goals in the second half en route to a 5-1 win over FC Cincinnati.
After falling behind early 1-0, Brandon Vazquez leveled the match with a header off of a cross from Zico Bailey. It was Vazquez’s third goal of the season.
FC Cincinnati return home Wednesday to TQL Stadium to take on Nashville SC. Kickoff is set for 7:30 p.m. ET, and the game will be televised on WSTR 64, streamed regionally on fccincinnati.com/stream, out of market on ESPN+, on radio on Fox Sports AM 1360 while an audio stream will be available via the iHeartRadio app.
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FC CINCINNATI MATCH REPORT
FC Cincinnati at Inter Miami CF
Date: October 23, 2021
Competition: MLS Regular Season
Venue: DRV PNK Stadium – Fort Lauderdale, Florida
Kickoff: 8 p.m. ET
Weather: 81 degrees, clear
CIN – Brandon Vázquez (Zico Bailey, Haris Medunjanin) 21’
MIA – Federico Higuain (Rodolfo Pizarro, Gonzalo Higuain) 6’, Gonzalo Higuain (Federico Higuain, Kelvin Leerdam) 53’, Indiana Vassilev (Rodolfo Pizarro, Gregore) 69’, Lewis Morgan (Gonzalo Higuain, Jay Chapman) 74’, Julian Carranza (Gonzalo Higuain, Rodolfo Pizarro) 85’
CIN: Przemyslaw Tyton, Zico Bailey, Caleb Stanko, Tyler Blackett, Ronald Matarrita (Edgar Castillo 75’), Haris Medunjanin (Kamohelo Mokotjo 75’), Allan Cruz, Kyle Scott (Álvaro Barreal 57’), Luciano Acosta (c), Brandon Vázquez (Arquimides Ordonez 85’), Calvin Harris (Isaac Atanga 75’)
Substitutes not used: Kenneth Vermeer, Chris Duvall, Joseph-Claude Gyau, Florian Valot
Interim Head Coach: Tyrone Marshall
MIA: Nick Marsman, Christian Makoun, Aime Mabika, Kelvin Leerdam (Ventura Alvarado 77’), Brek Shea (Sami Guediri 85’), Blaise Matuidi (Jay Chapman 65’), Rodolfo Pizarro, Lewis Morgan (Julian Carranza ’85), Gregore (c), Federico Higuain (Indiana Vassilev 65’), Gonzalo Higuain
Substitutes not used: John McCarthy
Head coach: Phil Neville
Stats Summary: CIN / MIA
Shots: 15 / 15
Shots on Goal: 8 / 6
Saves: 1 / 7
Corner Kicks: 4 / 5
Fouls: 10 / 10
Offside: 0 / 3
Possession: 49.3 / 50.7
CIN – Tyler Blackett (caution) 44’
MIA – Blaise Matuidi (caution) 47’
CIN – Allan Cruze (red card) 96’
Referee: Drew Fischer
Ast. Referees: Logan Brown, Cameron Blanchard
Fourth official: Silviu Petrescu
VAR: Alejandro Mariscal
AVAR: Fabio Tovar
- Brandon Vázquez scored in consecutive MLS games for the first time in his career … he is the second FCC player to score in consecutive games this season (Luciano Acosta, 9/25 at D.C., 9/29 at TOR)
- Calvin Harris made his first start with FC Cincinnati since May 16, also against Inter Miami CF, which was the home opener at TQL Stadium … he played 45 minutes in that contest before leaving due to injury, which he would not return from until September 4, also against Inter Miami CF.
- Geoff Cameron served a one match suspension due to yellow card accumulation.
- Kyle Scott made his first start for FC Cincinnati.
FC Cincinnati Interim Head Coach Tyrone Marshall
On the loss in comparision with a close one
“The close ones are the ones that hurt the most. Because you felt like you had opportunity, We were down 3, 4-1 and you know the game is out of reach so this one – it always hurts to lose games but you look back at it and say hey, this one we couldn’t do anything else. ‘’
FC Cincinnati MF Kyle Scott
“I think we started all right. I just think they found their spaces better than us. It was easy for them to get through us throughout the game, it was 1-2 passes and they had a chance at goal. For us it was, they got back as a team pretty well, they were compact and it was hard to break them down.’’
FC Cincinnati F Calvin Harris
On the 4-4-2, Brandon Vazquez
‘’I used to play up front when I was younger, and as I got older the 4-3-3 became popular and I started going out on the left side of the 3 up front. I played up front in the past so I can play there with 2, it’s much easier. Especially having someone like Brandon whose very good about holding the ball up, he was very strong today. And I thought he had a great performance and a great finish as well.