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CINCINNATI – Matt Miazga has been named to the MLS Team of the Week for Week 26, the league announced today.

The 27-year-old center back earned a spot in the league’s weekly best XI for his contributions on Saturday against the New York Red Bulls. Miazga scored his second career MLS goal in his second game with FC Cincinnati, following his marquee signing with the Orange and Blue on August 5.

Miazga’s goal proved to be vital in FCC’s 1-1 draw against his former club at Red Bull Arena. He made 34 appearances with New York from 2013-15, debuting as a Homegrown Player in 2013 at 18 years old.

Miazga became the first FCC center back to score since April 30 at Toronto FC (Ian Murphy), and he became the 18th different player for FCC to have scored a goal and/or an assist in 2022, which extended the club’s single season record in the tally.

In addition to his goal on Saturday, Miazga led FC Cincinnati players in duels won (8), aerial duels won (5) and total passes (43).

Miazga’s recognition is his first in the league’s Team of the Week best XI since the 2015 season (Week 23) with the Red Bulls, part of a year in which he earned four spots in the league’s weekly best XI.

FC Cincinnati have earned 18 spots on the league’s weekly Team of the Week this season, which extends the most representations for the club in a single season (previous high: 2019, 16). Since FCC joined MLS in 2019, Miazga’s recognition is the 55th for the club on the MLS Team of the Week.

2022 MLS Team of the Week Player Recognitions
- Brandon Vazquez (Week 3, 4, 23-Bench)
- Ronald Matarrita (4-Bench)
- Alec Kann (7-Bench)
- Roman Celentano (8-Bench, 10)
- Luciano Acosta (9, 10, 11-Bench, 17-Bench)
- Obinna Nwobodo (15)
- Brenner (17, 20-Bench)
- Álvaro Barreal (24)
- Matt Miazga (26)

2022 MLS Team of the Week Coach Recognitions
- Pat Noonan (Week 3, 10)

The full team for Week 26 is listed below.

2022 MLS Team of the Week presented by Audi (Week 26)

F: William Agada (SKC), Julian Carranza (PHI), Romell Quioto (MTL)
M: Hany Mukhtar (NSH), Emanuel Reynoso (MIN), Ryan Gauld (VAN)
D: John Tolkin (RBNY), Matt Miazga (CIN), Damion Lowe (MIA), Tommy Thompson (SJ)
GK: Thomas Hasal (VAN)

Coach: Adrian Heath (MIN)

Bench: John Pulskamp (SKC), Domenico Criscito (TOR), Cesar Araujo (ORL), Santiago Rodriguez (NYC), Kwadwo Opoku (LAFC), Cucho Hernandez (CLB), Raul Ruidiaz (SEA)

FC Cincinnati return to TQL Stadium for the home leg of the Hell is Real Derby on Saturday, August 27 against the Columbus Crew. 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 1360 while an audio stream will be available via the iHeartRadio app.

Fans can place deposits now for 2023 Season Tickets, and current season ticket holders can renew for 2023 now. Anyone with interest in 2023 Season Tickets can place their deposit HERE, or by calling 513-977-KICK, that’s 513-977-5425.

FC Cincinnati's 2022 schedule can be viewed, HERE. Fans can build their custom 3 Match Flex Plan today. Pick any three matches and save on single match ticket pricing with no fees at checkout. Fans can pick the same seats for three games or select different options around TQL Stadium.

Single match tickets to any of FC Cincinnati’s remaining home games are also available now, head to fccincinnati.com/tickets or call 513-977-KICK, to learn more.

FC Cincinnati are playing their fourth season of MLS competition in 2022, and their second playing at TQL Stadium. For up-to-the-minute information about FC Cincinnati, visit the team’s official website at fccincinnati.com, or follow the team on Twitter, Instagram and Facebook at @FCCincinnati. Additionally, fans are encouraged to download the team’s official mobile app on the Apple App Store or Google Play for instant access to mobile tickets, team content and match notifications.