FC Cincinnati earned a hard-fought point at Houston with a 1-1 draw. The match wrapped up a successful 3-game road swing for the Orange and Blue, with 7 points and a 2-0-1 record during that span.
Houston’s Tyler Pasher opened the scoring in the 3rd minute, and FC Cincinnati’s Alvaro Barreal equalized just two minutes later.
FC Cincinnati returns home Friday, June 9 to host Columbus Crew for the first time in TQL Stadium. Kickoff for the Hell is Real rivalry is set for 7:30 p.m., and the game will be televised on WSTR 64, carried on the radio on ESPN 1530, streamed regionally on fccincinnati.com/stream, out of market on ESPN+, while an audio stream will be available via the iHeartRadio app.
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FC Cincinnati 1, Houston Dynamo FC 1
BBVA Stadium | Houston, Texas
July 3, 2021
Houston – Tyler Pasher (3’)
FC Cincinnati – Alvaro Barreal (5’)
FC Cincinnati: Kenneth Vermeer, Joseph-Claude Gyau, Geoff Cameron, Gustavo Vallecilla. Edgar Castillo, Haris Medunjanin, Yuya Kubo, Álvaro Barreal, Luciano Acosta ©, Isaac Atanga, Brenner
Bench: Przemyslaw Tyton, Kamohelo Mokotjo, Franko Kovacevic, Nick Hagglund, Avionne Flanagan, Ben Mines, Tom Pettersson, Caleb Stanko, Arquimides Ordonez
Stats: Shots 11, Shots on Goal4, Saves 3, Corners 2, Offside 1, Fouls 12, Possession 48%, Passes 390 (79.2 %)
Houston Dynamo FC : Marko Marić; Sam Junqua, Maynor Figueroa, Tim Parker (c), Zarek Valentin; Derrick Jones, Joe Corona, Memo Rodriguez; Tyler Pasher, Maxi Urruti, Fafa Picault
Bench: Michael Nelson, Jose Bizama, Alejandro Fuenmayor, Adam Lundkvist, Ian Hoffmann, Boniek Garcia, Darwin Quintero, Mateo Bajamich
Stats: Shots 21, Shots on Goal 4, Saves 3, Corners 10, Offside 0, Fouls 15, Possession 52%, Passes 402 (82.6%)
HOU – Maynor Figueroa (Yellow Card) ‘48
CIN – Yuya Kubo (Yellow Card) 55’
HOU – Zarek Valentin (Yellow Card) 70’
HOU – Boniek Garcia (Yellow Card) 81’
Referee: Marcos de Oliveira
Ast. Referee 1: Jose Da Silva
Ast. Referee 2: Andrew Bigelow
Fourth official: Elton García
VAR: Victor Rivas
Ast. VAR: Michael Kampmeinert
Weather: 87 degrees
- With Allan Cruz and Ronald Matarita called up to the Gold Cup by Costa Rica, head coach Jaap Stam inserted Edgar Castillo and Haris Medunjanin into the starting lineup.
- New homegrown signing Arquimides Ordonez was made available for tonight’s game, and was on the bench. The 17-year-old is available for selection for the remainder of the season
- This was FC Cincinnati’s first-ever match at Houston
- Barreal’s 5th minute goal was the earliest equalizer in team history
- This was FCC’s first-ever point in the state of Texas
- The teams combined for 27 fouls (15 for Houston, 12 for FC Cincinnati)
FC Cincinnati Head Coach Jaap Stam
On the result
“At the end of the day I think we need to be happy with a point away from home against a very good team. And for us I think that’s very important to go into the next game next week at home.’’
On FCC’s defense and mentality
“All in all I’m quite happy with the resiliency within the team, they’re fighting for that result and still also trying to get more out of it, and that tells you something about the progress the team is making.’’
On the result
“At the end the team fought for the point and we got it. I think we should be proud of this group and continue. Another match waiting now on Friday, big match now for the Ohio State so it’s important to come there with a point and with confidence because it’s going to be a tough game. Especially now with full capacity so hopefully that will carry for us to win this game.’’
On the successful road trip and tie tonight
“Who would have thought that we would have gotten that. It just shows you the resilience of our guys and the path that we want to go. And we’re coming together. I think it’s just fine-tuning things and sticking together and fighting for one another and getting that team chemistry, that cohesiveness, I think that’s starting to show.’’
On responding well to an early deficit
``Like I said after the match, if we did this four weeks ago, we’d have lost the game. And that just shows you the steps we have gone through and we’ve improved over the last few weeks to fine-tune some things and be aware of that belief and that attitude to keep fighting to support one another even when things are going in a negative way.’’