Match Preview: FC Cincinnati at DC United


FC Cincinnati kick off a three-match week on the road, the first of two consecutive road matches for FCC. Saturday’s match brings the club to the nation’s capital for a showdown with D.C. United. It’ll be a 7:30 p.m. kickoff from Audi Field between the Orange and Blue and the Black and Red.


Local TV: Star64

Local Stream:

Out of Market: ESPN+

Radio: 102.3 The Beat

Talent: Tom Gelehrter (play-by-play), Kevin McCloskey (analyst), Alex Stec (sideline)

Be sure to follow @FCCincinnati on Twitter, Instagram and Facebook for live updates from the match.

SCOUTING D.C. UNITED (10-11-4 – 34 pts – 8th, Eastern Conference)
D.C. United are in the thick of a playoff hunt, sitting just below the line as the season heads down the stretch. These two teams faced off at TQL Stadium at the end of July, with the match finishing 0-0. D.C. United have been a very good team at home, conceding the second-fewest goals (eight) of any team in MLS this season.

Ola Kamara’s 16 goals leads all players in MLS this season, while Julian Gressel’s five assists lead the squad in that category. Bill Hamid and John Kempin have split time in net for D.C. this season, with Hamid keeping six of the club’s seven clean sheets.


QUICK STARTERS – FC Cincinnati and D.C. United are tied with Houston Dynamo FC for most goals in MLS this season in the opening 15 minutes of a match at eight. Meanwhile, the Black and Red have conceded 10 goals in the final 15 minutes of a match, tied for the second-most in MLS this season.

LUCHO RETURNS TO D.C. – Luciano Acosta heads back to Washington D.C. where he appeared in 126 regular season matches for the club from 2016-19. He scored 24 goals, assisted 35 more, and appeared in three playoff matches.

GEOFF HAS SEEN D.C. A BUNCH – Should defender Geoff Cameron start on Saturday, he will have started (11) and appeared (12) against D.C. United more than any other side in MLS. And should the long time Houston Dynamo player see 68 minutes of action, he will have logged 1,000 career minutes against D.C.