Academy

Academy: Recap from DA Cup

The FC Cincinnati Academy spent the weekend in Toronto, Ontario playing in the regional qualifying phase for the Generation adidas Cup. The Under-17’s returned home with one point after losing in penalty kicks to New York City FC after a 1-1 draw, falling to Toronto FC 3-0 and a dropping a close game to Atlanta United FC 2-1. The Under-15’s collected three points during the trip. The U-15’s dropped their first game 2-1 against New York City FC, defeated in-state rival Columbus Crew SC 2-1, and lost their final game of the trip 2-1 against Orlando City SC.

 

Under-17’s

New York City FC got on the scoresheet in the first minute of play after capitalizing on a FC Cincinnati miscue. As Cincinnati’s backline tried to play out from their defensive third, Brian Contreras intercepted the ball inside the penalty box and slipped the ball through to give New York City the lead. NYCFC kept their foot on the pedal, forcing Beckham Sunderland (Cincinnati, Ohio) to make a couple of big saves. Jack Drabenstott (Dayton, Ohio) found the equalizer in the 73rd minute. William Bernhard (Cincinnati, Ohio) found Drabenstott near the right flank. Drabenstott dribbled towards goal and past a defender and right-footed a shot on goal once inside the penalty box. The game headed to penalty kicks after ending in a draw, where the Orange and Blue lost 4-3.

 

New York City FC 1, FC Cincinnati 1 (NYCFC advances 4-3 on penalties)

BMO Training Ground | Toronto, Ontario

October 11, 2019

Scoring Summary

NYC – Brian Contreras 1’

CIN – Jack Drabenstott 73’

Penalty Summary

CIN – Andrew Boettcher - Goal

NYC – Brian Contreras - Goal

CIN – Arquimides Ordonez - Goal

NYC – Tayvon Gray - Miss

CIN – Jack Drabenstott - Miss

NYC – Prince Amponsah - Goal

CIN – William Bencic - Goal

NYC – Joshua Negrete - Goal

CIN – William Bernhard - Miss

NYC – Filip Mirkovic - Goal

FC Cincinnati: Beckham Sunderland (GK), Ashton Kamdem, Maxwell Miller, Blake Ivey, Tacobi Nsimpasi, Jean Claude Bikorimana, Manuel Gutierrez (Jack Drabenstott 70’), Daniel Samways (Andrew Boettcher 60’), William Bernhard, William Bencic, Akinni James (Arquimides Ordonez 53’)

Misconduct Summary

CIN – Jean Claude Bikorimana 85’

In the 31st minute of action, Toronto FC took the lead after Gabriel Pellegrino scored off a corner kick. Four minutes later, Toronto once again proved to be dangerous from corner kicks. Hugo Mbongue got behind a cross to the near post and doubled the lead for the hosts. Mauro Lulli scored the final goal for Toronto in the 80th minute. Lulli dribbled past the Orange and Blue’s goalkeeper Beckham Sunderland, then tapped the ball into the open net.

 

Toronto FC 3, FC Cincinnati 0

BMO Training Ground | Toronto, Ontario

October 12, 2019

Scoring Summary

TOR – Gabriel Pellegrino 31’

TOR – Hugo Mbongue 35’

TOR – Mauro Lulli 80’

FC Cincinnati: Beckham Sunderland (GK), Ashton Kamdem, Maxwell Miller, Blake Ivey, Tacobi Nsimpasi (Nathan Page 60’), Jean Claude Bikorimana, William Bencic (Akinni James HT’), Andrew Boettcher (Daniel Samways HT’), William Bernhard, Manuel Gutierrez (Arquimides Ordonez 60’), Jack Drabenstott (Charlie Hamman 47’)

Misconduct Summary

None

Atlanta United FC got on the scoresheet early in the match. As the ball cruised through the 18-yard box, Caleb Wiley sprinted through the left side of the field to connect with the pass, putting Atlanta ahead in the sixth minute. After a foul on the edge of the 18-yard box, Atlanta was awarded a penalty kick in the 18th minute. Brendan Lambe stepped up to the penalty spot and calmly tucked his shot inside the right post. In the 50th minute, William Bernhard (Cincinnati, Ohio) headed in cross to the far post from the right corner of the field.  

 

Atlanta United FC 2, FC Cincinnati 1

BMO Training Ground | Toronto, Ontario

October 14, 2019

Scoring Summary

ATL – Caleb Wiley 6’

ATL – Brendan Lambe 18’

CIN – William Bernhard 50’

FC Cincinnati: Beckham Sunderland (GK), Ashton Kamdem, Maxwell Mller (Grant Schafer HT’), Blake Ivey, Tacobi Nsimpasi, Jean Claude Bikorimana, Manuel Gutierrez (Samuel Hughes 65’), Daniel Samways, William Bernhard, William Bencic (Jack Drabenstott 46’), Akinni James

Misconduct Summary

CIN – William Bencic 27’

ATL – Tyler Wolff 56’

CIN – Daniel Samways 75’

ATL – Caleb Wiley 78’

ATL – Nigel Prince 80’

 

Under-15’s

Steve Rasizzi gave New York City FC the lead in the 14th minute. As FC Cincinnati attempted to clear a long though ball, the ball bounced towards Rasizzi, who tucked the ball inside the left post. Five minutes later, Eligio Guarino doubled NYCFC’s lead. Guarino controlled a lofted cross down with his chest inside the 18-yard box and volleyed a low shot towards goal. Although Austin Wells (Guilford, Ind.) made contact with the shot, the ball slipped through for a goal. After getting fouled in the edge of the offensive third, Nicholas Samways (Loveland, Ohio) lofted a cross towards goal. The ball bounced over to Ryder Mills (West Chester, Ohio), who jumped and kicked the ball towards goal and brought the scoreline closer.

New York City FC 2, FC Cincinnati 1

BMO Training Ground | Toronto, Ontario

October 11, 2019

Scoring Summary

NYC – Steve Rasizzi 14’

NYC – Eligio Guarino 19’

CIN – Ryder Mills 43’

FC Cincinnati: Austin Wells (GK), Jonah Arszman (Bennett Gerak 55’), Adam Enouen, Sam Vota, Grady Johnson (Gavin Green 55’), Nicholas Samways, Adal Salinas (Gregory Jervier 45’), Matthew Dreas, Nicholas McHenry, Travis Smith, Ryder Mills

Misconduct Summary

CIN – Nicholas Samways 60’

FC Cincinnati came out victorious in their first meet up against in-state rival Columbus Crew SC. Ryder Mills (West Chester, Ohio) capitalized off a poor headed clearance from Columbus in the 17th minute to put FC Cincy ahead. In the 58th minute, Mills completed his brace with a rocket from 30 yards out. Columbus pulled a goal back in the 67th minute after being rewarded a penalty kick. The Orange and Blue held on to the lead for a victory. 

 

FC Cincinnati 2, Columbus Crew SC 1

BMO Training Ground | Toronto, Ontario

October 12, 2019

Scoring Summary

CIN – Ryder Mills 17’

CIN – Ryder Mills 58’

CLB – Columbus Crew SC #16 67’

FC Cincinnati: Austin Wells (GK), Jonah Arszman, Adam Enouen, Sam Vota, Travis Smith, Nicholas McHenry, Nicholas Samways, Matthew Dreas, Ryder Mills (Andrew Gaydosh 68’), Gregory Jervier (Bennet Gerak 55’), Gavin Green (Adal Salinas HT’)

Misconduct Summary

CLB – Columbus Crew SC #17 60’

CIN – Austin Wells 25’

CIN – Adal Salinas 63’

As FC Cincinnati attempted to clear a set-piece play from Orlando City SC, the ball found its way to Ethan Rosenblum, who placed his shot in the top right corner. Ryder Mills (West Chester, Ohio) once again found his way into the scoresheet. In the 31st minute, Mills received a headed pass from Adal Salinas (Cincinnati, Ohio) and battled his way past Orlando’s backline before tapping the ball towards goal. Orlando took the lead in the 45th minute. The Orange and Blue passed the ball back to their goalkeeper Austin Wells (Guilford, Ind.) in an attempt to avoid pressure from Orlando’s counter-attack. Abraham Oshodi stole the ball from Wells and capitalized on the turnover.

 

Orlando City SC 2, FC Cincinnati 1

BMO Training Ground | Toronto, Ontario

October 14, 2019

Scoring Summary

ORL – Ethan Rosenblum 12’

CIN – Ryder Mills 31’

ORL – Abraham Oshodi 45’

FC Cincinnati: Austin Wells (GK), Jonah Arszman (Grady Johnson 40’), Adam Enouen, Sam Vota, Gregory Jervier (Andrew Gaydosh 45’), Nicholas McHenry, Matthew Dreas, Nicholas Samways, Adal Salinas, Travis Smith, Ryder Mills

Misconduct Summary

ORL – Diego Quinones 66’

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