Miles Robinson, Luciano Acosta named to MLS Team of the Matchday for Matchday 3

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FC Cincinnati center back Miles Robinson and midfielder Luciano Acosta have been named to the MLS Team of the Matchday for Matchday 3, the league announced Monday. 

Robinson and Acosta become the first two FC Cincinnati players this season to be named to the MLS weekly team. The duo combined for Cincinnati’s game-winning goal Saturday night at Soldier Field in the Orange and Blue’s 2-1 win over Chicago Fire FC.

Robinson netted his first-career goal for FC Cincinnati in the 68th minute off a corner kick. With the ball swung in from Acosta, Robinson got his right foot on the ball through heavy traffic to score the match’s decisive goal.

Robinson also contributed to a backline which allowed just five total shots Saturday night, only one of which came on target from the penalty spot. FC Cincinnati have not allowed a goal from open play through two MLS matches. 

For Acosta, his assist of Robinson’s goal marked his first goal contribution following his 2023 season when he led the league with 31 goal contributions. His corner was one of a club-record nine taken in Saturday night’s win. 

Acosta controlled the midfield Saturday night, leading all players with seven created goal scoring opportunities. 

Last season, FC Cincinnati set a club-record with 40 players named to the MLS Team of the Matchday. Robinson and Acosta’s performances are the first and second recognitions of an FC Cincinnati player or coach on the weekly team this season. A full list of 2024 FC Cincinnati matchday honors: 
2024 FC Cincinnati MLS Team of the Matchday Player Recognitions 
- Luciano Acosta (3)
- Miles Robinson (3)
The full team for Matchday 3 is listed below.  
2024 MLS Team of the Matchday presented by Audi (Matchday 3) 

F: Joseph Paintsil (LA), Luis Suárez (MIA), Lionel Messi (MIA)
M: Célio Pompeu (STL), Luciano Acosta (CIN), Julian Gressel (MIA), Andrés Gómez (RSL)
D: Noah Eile (RBNY), Miles Robinson (CIN), Aaron Herrera (DC) 
GK: Sean Johnson (TOR)

Coach: Tata Martino (MIA)

Bench: Jonathan Sirois (MTL), Joakim Nilsson (STL), Miki Yamane (LA), Jhojan Valencia (ATX), Alejandro Bedoya (PHI), Santiago Moreno (POR), Lorenzo Insigne (TOR), Cristian Arango (RSL), Cucho Hernández (CLB)

The Orange and Blue return home to TQL Stadium for the Concacaf Champions Cup Round of 16 against CF Monterrey on Thursday, March 7 at 7 p.m. ET. FC Cincinnati will stay at home for Major League Soccer play on Sunday, March 10 to take on D.C. United, with kickoff set for 3 p.m. ET.

Tickets to both matches are available at or by calling (513) 977-5425 (KICK).