FC Cincinnati defender Matt Miazga has been named to the MLS Team of the Matchday for Matchday 7, the league announced Monday. The honor is Miazga’s second recognition of the season among the league’s weekly best.
Miazga’s led all players Saturday night against Philadelphia Union with 108 touches of the ball. He also led the game with 96 total passes, 92 of which were accurate for an impressive 95.8% passing accuracy.
Miazga, one of just 33 non-goalkeepers across Major League Soccer to have played the maximum-possible 630 minutes this season, has led a Cincinnati backline which has five clean sheets this season, tied with Nashville SC for the most in the league.
The Orange and Blue have not conceded a goal in 314 minutes, the longest streak in club history and the fourth-longest run this season across MLS.
FC Cincinnati have had a defender represented on the MLS Team of the Matchday for three straight weeks, and at least one player from FCC has been on the league’s weekly recognition in all but one Team of the Matchday this season.
Miazga’s naming to the MLS Team of the Matchday is the ninth recognitions of an FC Cincinnati player on the weekly team this season, his second in 2023 (Matchday 5 – Bench). It is his first nod among the league’s Starting XI since last season in Week 26. A full list of 2023 FC Cincinnati weekly honors:
2023 FC Cincinnati MLS Team of the Matchday Player Recognitions
- Obinna Nwobodo (Matchday 1, 3)
- Brenner (3-Bench)
- Junior Moreno (4)
- Matt Miazga (5-Bench, 7)
- Brandon Vazquez (5-Bench)
- Yerson Mosquera (6)
- Álvaro Barreal (6-Bench)
The full team for Matchday 7 is listed below.
2023 MLS Team of the Matchday presented by Audi (Matchday 7)
F: Amine Bassi (HOU), Kei Kamara (CHI), Dénis Bouanga (LAFC)
M: Jefferson Savarino (RSL), Josh Atencio (SEA), Carles Gil (NE), Julian Gressel (VAN)
D: Franco Escobar (HOU), Matt Miazga (CIN), Mohamed Farsi (CLB)
GK: Aljaz Ivacic (POR)
Coach: Steve Cherundolo (LAFC)
Bench: Drake Callender (MIA), Rodrigues (SJ), Sergi Palencia (LAFC), Mark-Anthony Kaye (TOR), Pablo Ruiz (RSL), Lucas Zelarayán (CLB), Thiago Almada (ATL), Jesús Ferreira (DAL), Diego Rubio (COL)
FC Cincinnati head to expansion side St. Louis CITY SC for the first time and test their league-best nine-game road unbeaten streak this Saturday, April 15 at CITYPARK. Kickoff is set for 8:30 p.m. ET/7:30 p.m. CT on MLS Season Pass via Apple TV and can be listened to over the radio locally on ESPN 1530.
Visit HERE for FC Cincinnati’s 2023 home platform match schedule. The full 2023 regular season schedule can be viewed HERE. All matches will air live on MLS Season Pass on Apple TV. The unprecedented subscription service featuring every MLS regular season, playoff and Leagues Cup match is available now.
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FC Cincinnati is now also offering a Flex Plan. Fans can select one Leagues Cup match, in addition to two to five regular season matches. The Flex Plan provides ultimate flexibility, with benefits including cost savings, no fees and presale access for additional events at TQL Stadium, including potential home playoff matches.
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