Match Recap

RECAP | FC Cincinnati 0, CF Monterrey 1

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FC Cincinnati fell to CF Monterrey of Liga MX, 1-0, Thursday night at TQL Stadium in the first leg of the Concacaf Champions Cup Round of 16. The two sides will meet in Monterrey next Thursday night in leg two at Estadio BBVA.

The Orange and Blue fell to 3-1-1 across all competitions this season. Monterrey remains perfect in Champions Cup through three matches.

Brandon Vazquez put CF Monterrey ahead early in his first matchup against his former team, which would provide enough for the victory. The former FCC striker scored in the 24th minute to put Monterrey up 1-0, as the club carried that lead into halftime and through the end of the game.   

FC Cincinnati host D.C. United at TQL Stadium on Sunday, March 10. Kickoff is set for 3 p.m. ET and the match will air on MLS Season Pass on Apple TV. Fans can also listen to the match on ESPN 1530 in Cincinnati and iHeart. Tickets are still available at FCCincinnati.com/Tickets or by calling (513) 977-5425 (KICK).

The Orange and Blue will travel to the home of CF Monterrey on Thursday, March 14 for the second leg of the Round of 16 of the Concacaf Champions Cup. Kickoff next Thursday is set for 10:15 p.m. ET and the match will air on FS2 and through the Fox Sports App and on FoxSports.com (TV provider login required). It will also be available in Spanish on ViX.

AS IT HAPPENED 
MTY: Brandon Vazquez, GOAL – 24’ (0-1) – Monterrey attacked a congested box off the dribble from Maximiliano Meza. Meza connected with Vazquez inside the box as Vazquez spun the ball just across the goal-line.

GAME NOTES

  • FC Cincinnati dropped their first match of the 2024 season … the club is 3-1-1 across all competitions.
  • FC Cincinnati are now 14-9-5 in 28 matches across all competitions against non-U.S. based clubs.
  • The matchup marked FC Cincinnati’s first match on a Thursday since last year on July 27 against Chivas in Leagues Cup 2023.
  • Rodrigo Aguirre’s red card marked the 22nd red card shown to an FC Cincinnati opponent across all competitions, the first since Decision Day 2023 (Thiago Almada, 10/21/23 vs ATL).

FC CINCINNATI GAME REPORT
FC Cincinnati vs CF Monterrey
Date: March 7, 2024
Competition: Concacaf Champions Cup Round of 16, First Leg
Venue: TQL Stadium
Attendance: 21,175
Kickoff: 7:06 p.m. ET
Weather: 51 degrees, clear

SCORING SUMMARY: 1-2-FT
CIN: 0-0-0
MTY: 1-0-1

CIN – None

MTY – Brandon Vazquez (Meza) 24’

LINEUPS
CIN: Roman Celentano, Yuya Kubo, Ian Murphy, Matt Miazga, Miles Robinson, DeAndre Yedlin (Bret Halsey 88’), Pavel Bucha, Obinna Nwobodo (Gerardo Valenzuela 83'), Luciano Acosta (C), Corey Baird (Sergio Santos 76’), Aaron Boupendza

Substitutes not used: Evan Louro, Arquimides Ordoñez, Alvas Powell, Nick Hagglund, Kipp Keller, Malik Pinto, Isaiah Foster, London Aghedo, Stiven Jimenez

Head Coach: Pat Noonan

MTY: Esteban Andrada, Gerardo Arteaga, Hector Moreno (C) (Sebastian Vegas 10’), Edson Gutierrez, Jesus Gallardo, Maximiliano Meza, Sergio Canales (Luis Romo 72’), Jordi Cortizo (Rodrigo Aguirre 57’), Jorge Rodriguez, Brandon Vazquez (German Berterame 58’), Erick Aguirre (Stefan Medina 72’)

Substitutes not used: Luis Cardenas, César Ramos, Omar Govea, Jesus Corona, Jaziel Martinez, Alfonso Gonzalez, Victor Lopez

Head Coach: Fernando Ortiz

STATS SUMMARY: CIN/MTY
Shots: 9/6
Shots on Goal: 4/5
Saves: 4/4
Corner Kicks: 6/2
Fouls: 9/14
Offside: 4/0
Possession: 54% / 46%

MISCONDUCT SUMMARY
CIN – Obinna Nwobodo (Yellow Card) 26’
CIN – Corey Baird (Yellow Card) 45’+3
MTY – Jorge Rodriguez (Yellow Card) 55’
MTY – Sebastian Vegas (Yellow Card) 64’
MTY – Rodrigo Aguirre (Red Card) 70’

OFFICIALS
Referee: Selvin Brown
Ast. Referees: Gerson Orellana, Emmanuel Aguirre
Fourth Official: Juan Gabriel Calderon
VAR: Benjamin Pineda
AVAR: Ricardo Montero

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