Match Recap

RECAP | FC Cincinnati 0, D.C. United 0

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FC Cincinnati and D.C. United ended in a scoreless draw, 0-0, Sunday afternoon at TQL Stadium.  

The Orange and Blue (1-0-2, 5 points) and D.C. United (1-0-2, 5 points) shared the points with FC Cincinnati outshooting the visitors, 16-13 and holding nearly 56 percent of the possession.

Roman Celentano finished the match with four saves, recording his 24th career clean sheet across all competitions.

Next up for FC Cincinnati is the second leg of the Concacaf Champions Cup Round of 16 at CF Monterrey, with the Orange and Blue down 1-0 on aggregate. Kickoff from Estadio BBVA is set for 10:15 p.m. ET and the match will air in English on FS2, FoxSports.com and the Fox Sports App and in Spanish on ViX.

GAME NOTES
- Under Head Coach Pat Noonan, FC Cincinnati are 13-2-5 when playing a match on two-days rest. 
- Sunday was the 13th scoreless draw in FC Cincinnati’s MLS history … Four of those have come against D.C. United.
- FC Cincinnati are 2-5-4 all-time against D.C. United.
- FC Cincinnati earned their 38th all-time MLS Regular Season clean sheet in club history. 
- Roman Celentano earned his fourth clean sheet of the season.  
- Malik Pinto’s 32nd minute substitution, replacing Obinna Nwobodo, marked the first first-half substitution in MLS Regular Season play for FC Cincinnati since October 2, 2021 vs Philadelphia Union …. The Orange and Blue actually made two subs in the 31st minute in that match (Cameron in for Vallecilla; Atanga in for Kubo).

FC CINCINNATI GAME REPORT
FC Cincinnati vs D.C. United
Date: March 10, 2024
Competition: MLS Regular Season
Venue: TQL Stadium
Attendance: 25,513
Kickoff: 3:10 p.m. ET
Weather: 43 degrees, clear

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

CIN – None

DC – None

LINEUPS
CIN: Roman Celentano, Luca Orellano, Kipp Keller, Matt Miazga, Miles Robinson, Alvas Powell (DeAndre Yedlin 57’), Pavel Bucha (Gerardo Valenzuela 84’), Obinna Nwobodo (Malik Pinto 32’), Luciano Acosta (C), Corey Baird (Yuya Kubo 84’), Sergio Santos (Aaron Boupendza 57’)

Substitutes not used: Evan Louro, Arquimides Ordoñez, Bret Halsey, Ian Murphy

Head Coach: Pat Noonan

DC: Alex Bono, Lucas Barlett (Matai Akinmboni 68’), Matti Peltola, Pedro Santos (C), Aaron Herrera, Christopher McVey, Jared Stroud (Kristian Fletcher 58’), Gabriel Pirani (Conner Antley 68’), Jackson Hopkins (Jacob Murrell 77’), Mateusz Klich, Christian Dajome

Substitutes not used: Luis Zamudio, Martin Rodriguez, Garrison Tubbs, Ted Ku-DiPetro

Head Coach: Troy Lesesne

STATS SUMMARY: CIN/DC
Shots: 16 / 13
Shots on Goal: 7 / 4
Saves: 4 / 7
Corner Kicks: 5 / 9
Fouls: 11 / 13
Offside: 2 / 0
Possession: 55.9 / 44.1

MISCONDUCT SUMMARY
DC – Aaron Herrera (Yellow Card) 43'
DC – Jared Stroud (Yellow Card) 51’
CIN – Luciano Acosta (Yellow Card) 55’
DC – Mateusz Klich (Yellow Card) 56’
DC – Pedro Santos (Yellow Card) 71’

OFFICIALS
Referee: Cristian Campo Hernandez
Ast. Referees: Fevzi Demirhan, Ryan Starr
Fourth Official: Andrew Musashe
VAR: Sandro Ricci