The FC Cincinnati Academy combined for a 1-1-0 record against FC United Soccer Club this past Saturday at the Mercy Health Training Center. The Orange and Blue returned to regular-season action after playing in the Development Academy Cup the week prior. The Under-17’s overcame a two-goal deficit in the second half, but ultimately lost the match, 3-2. The Under-15’s celebrated their second consecutive win across all competitions and cruised to a 5-1 win over FC United Soccer Club.


The U-17’s had a less than ideal start to their match, as a defensive blunder led to an early FC United goal. FC United’s Michael Chavez found himself one-on-one against FC Cincinnati goalkeeper Beckham Sunderland (Cincinnati, Ohio) in the 13th minute. Chavez slipped the ball past Sunderland and gave the away team the lead. In the 32nd minute, Daniel Kaye doubled the lead for FC United. Cincinnati would get a goal back thanks to an own goal in the 47th minute. As FC United tried to head away a corner kick, the ball found its way into the back of the net instead. Preston Welch (Georgetown, Ky.) found the ball inside the 18-yard box and brought the scoreline even in the 58th minute. Although FC Cincinnati continued to push forward to try to find a game winner, FC United Soccer Club went home with the win when Mateo Acosta tucked in his shot from distance inside the right post.

FC United Soccer Club 3, FC Cincinnati 2
Mercy Health Training Center | Milford, Ohio
October 5, 2019
Scoring Summary

FCU – Michael Chavez 13’

FCU – Daniel Kaye 32’

CIN – FC United Soccer Club own goal 47’

CIN – Preston Welch 58’

FCU – Mateo Acosta 70’

FC Cincinnati: Beckham Sunderland (GK), Tacobi Nsimpasi, Max Miller, Blake Ivey, Austin Welch (Samuel Hughes 80’), William Bencic (Jack Drabenstott 72’), Andrew Boettcher (Manuel Gutierrez 46’), Jean Claude Bikorimana, Preston Welch (Ashton Kamdem 62’), Arquimides Ordonez, Akinni James (Daniel Samways 46’)

Unused Subs: Garrett Borgman, Grant Schafer

Misconduct Summary

CIN – Jean Claude Bikorimana 34’

FCU – Konrad Kozlowski 38’

CIN – Austin Welch 44’

CIN – Ashton Kamdem 87’


The U-15’s wasted no time and got on the scoresheet in the fifth minute. Ryder Mills (West Chester, Ohio) got behind a lofted cross to the far post to put the home team in the lead. Nicholas Samways (Loveland, Ohio) doubled FC Cincinnati’s lead in the 16th minute. Cincinnati would continue to attack and Mills found success once again, scoring his second goal in the 23rd minute. In the 46th minute, Samways threaded a through ball to Mills, who poked the ball past FC United’s goalkeeper to complete his hat trick. Gavin Green (Florence, Ky.), who had entered the match for Mills, scored FC Cincinnati’s fifth goal in the 57th minute. FC United Soccer Academy got on the scoresheet minutes later. As FC Cincinnati attempted to play from the back, Kacper Los intercepted a pass and score the lone goal for FC United.

FC Cincinnati 5, FC United Soccer Club 1
Mercy Health Training Center | Milford, Ohio
October 5, 2019
Scoring Summary

CIN – Ryder Mills 4’

CIN – Nicholas Samways 16’

CIN – Ryder Mills 23’

CIN – Ryder Mills 46’

CIN – Gavin Green 57’

FCU – Kacper Los 60’

FC Cincinnati: Austin Wells (GK) (Luke Ruetschle 60’), Jonah Arszman (Grady Johnson 41’), Adam Enouen, Sam Vota (Andrew Gaydosh 60’), Travis Smith (Owen Parrish 46’), Adal Salinas (James Jackson 60’), Nicholas Samways, Nicholas McHenry, Matthew Dreas, Bennett Gerak (Gregory Jervier 46’), Ryder Mills (Gavin Green 46’)

Unused Subs: None

Misconduct Summary