RECAP | FC Cincinnati 1, New England Revolution 2

20240622 FCCvsNE Match GB 108

FC Cincinnati fell to the New England Revolution, 2-1, for the club’s first loss in the month of June. The Revs scored twice in the first half which proved to be enough despite Yamil Asad’s 65th minute goal and FCC’s second-half attack.

Cincinnati (12-4-3, 39 points) remain in second place in the Eastern Conference, while New England (6-10-1, 19 points) extend their win streak to four.

NE: Giacomo Vrioni, GOAL – 21’ (0-1) – The Revs struck first as the offense crowded the Cincinnati backline. Carles Gil dribbled from the left side of the box and found Vrioni at the top of the box, where he sent an 18-yard strike past a diving Roman Celentano.

NE: Giacomo Vrioni, GOAL – 41’ (0-2) – Emmanuel Boateng took the ball into the left corner and crossed a pass into the head of Vrioni for his second goal of the match.

CIN: Yamil Asad, GOAL – 65’ (1-2) – Pavel Bucha had a shot deflected off a New England defender, setting up a corner kick for FCC. Luciano Acosta took the corner and sent the ball into the middle of the box to Asad for his first goal with the Orange and Blue.

FC Cincinnati travel to face FC Dallas next Saturday, June 29. Kickoff is set for 8:30 p.m. ET/7:30 p.m. CT and the match will air on MLS Season Pass on Apple TV. Fans can also listen to the match on ESPN 1530.

The Orange and Blue return to TQL Stadium Saturday, July 6 against Inter Miami CF. Tickets are available at or by calling (513) 977-5425 (KICK).

- Saturday marked the seventh sellout of TQL Stadium this season … All-time there has been 32 FC Cincinnati sellouts of TQL Stadium.
- FC Cincinnati lost just their third game under Pat Noonan when playing a game on two-days rest … The club is 15-3-5 when playing a game three days following another.
- Yamil Asad became the 10th different player to score their first goal with FC Cincinnati this season … Only FCC’s inaugural season of 2019 yielded more (13).
- Luciano Acosta extended his assist streak to three games … He continues to lead the league in assists (15) and approaches 100 in his MLS career (93).
- Obinna Nwobodo was shown red for the first time in his career … It was the first red card shown to an FCC player this season.

FC Cincinnati vs New England Revolution
Date: June 22, 2024
Competition: MLS Regular Season
Venue: TQL Stadium
Attendance: 25,513
Kickoff: 7:40 p.m. ET
Weather: 89 degrees, clear

CIN: 0-1-1
NE: 2-0-0

CIN – Yamil Asad (Acosta) 65’

NE – Giacomo Vrioni (C. Gil) 21’, Giacomo Vrioni (Boateng) 41’

CIN: Roman Celentano, Yamil Asad (Bret Halsey 75’), DeAndre Yedlin, Ian Murphy (Aaron Boupendza 88’), Alvas Powell (Nick Hagglund 46’), Luca Orellano, Pavel Bucha, Obinna Nwobodo, Luciano Acosta (C), Gerardo Valenzuela (Yuya Kubo 46’), Kevin Kelsy (Sergio Santos 46’)

Substitutes not used: Alec Kann, Kipp Keller, Malik Pinto, Isaiah Foster

Head Coach: Pat Noonan

NE: Aljaz Ivacic, Nick Lima, Xavier Arreaga, Dave Romney, DeJuan Jones, Matthew Polster, Ian Harkes (Noel Buck 68’), Esmir Bajraktarevic, Carles Gil (C) (Brandon Bye 88’), Emmanuel Boateng (Jonathan Mensah 81’), Giacomo Vrioni

Substitutes not used: Earl Edwards Jr., Henry Kessler, Jack Panayotou, Andrew Farrell

Head Coach: Caleb Porter

Shots: 21 / 10
Shots on Goal: 4 / 5
Saves: 3 / 3
Corner Kicks: 9 / 3
Fouls: 19 / 9
Offside: 2 / 0
Possession: 56.8 / 43.2

CIN – Obinna Nwobodo (Yellow Card) 34’
CIN – Alvas Powell (Yellow Card) 45’+3
CIN – Yuya Kubo (Yellow Card) 50’
CIN – DeAndre Yedlin (Yellow Card) 54’
CIN – Luca Orellano (Yellow Card) 63’
CIN – Obinna Nwobodo (Second Yellow, Red Card) 69’
NE – Giacomo Vrioni (Yellow Card) 81’

Referee: Jon Freemon
Ast. Referees: Jeremy Kieso, Eric Wiesbrod
Fourth Official: Joshua Encarnacion
VAR: Shawn Tehini
AVAR: Jozef Batko