FCC Academy sweep Saint Louis on Sunday

The FC Cincinnati Academy swept Saint Louis FC over the weekend in USSF Development Academy regular-season action. The Under-17’s completed a comeback, defeating STL 2-1, while the Under-15’s won, 2-0 on Sunday at the Mercy Health Training Center.


The U-17’s conceded early via a set piece. In the 12th minute, Ian Drake sent a cross to the far post - which Cincinnati goalkeeper Garrett Borgman (Crestwood, Ky.) mis-timed – and Giuseppe Gereau headed the ball into the open net to give the away team the lead. It did not take long for FCC to find an equalizer, though. After Manuel Gutierrez’s (Cincinnati, Ohio) initial shot was deflected, Arquimides Ordonez (Fort Thomas, Ky.) found the ball and took a shot from the edge of the penalty box. The ball cruised over to William Bencic (West Chester, Ohio), who redirected the ball toward goal and equalized in the 24th minute. In the 58th minute, Akinni James (Cincinnati, Ohio) drove towards goal from the right side of the field and cut back a pass as he approached the endline. Ethan Mills (Cincinnati, Ohio) sprinted towards the six-yard box and tapped the ball in for the eventual game-winner.

FC Cincinnati 2, Saint Louis FC 1

Mercy Health Training Center | Milford, Ohio

Nov. 10, 2019

Scoring Summary

STL – Giuseppe Gereau (Ian Darke) 14’

CIN – William Bencic (Arquimides Ordonez) 22’

CIN – Ethan Mills (Akinni James) 58’

FC Cincinnati: Garret Borgman (GK), Tacobi Nsimpasi, Nathaniel Page, Blake Ivey, Caleb Frakes, Ethan Mills (Jack Drabenstott 72’), Jean Claude Bikorimana, William Bernhard (Solomon Reilly 60’), Arquimides Ordonez (Maxwell Miller 85’), William Bencic (Andrew Boettcher 85’), Manuel Gutierrez (Akinni James HT’)

Misconduct Summary

STL – Giuseppe Gereau (caution) 32’

CIN – Ethan Mills (caution) 39’



The U-15’s wasted no time and took the lead in the opening minutes of the game. From a corner kick, Nicholas Samways (Loveland, Ohio) played a tight cross towards the near post. Sam Vota (Cincinnati, Ohio) headed the ball and scored his second goal across all competitions. In the 33rd minute, Ryder Mills (West Chester, Ohio) came close to extending the lead for FCC. Mills saw Saint Louis FC’s goalkeeper out of his line and tried to lob the ball from a distance, but his attempt at goal was saved. Mills was fouled near the left sideline in the 57th minute. Samways once again stepped up to take the set piece and sent a high cross to the far post. Matthew Dreas (Covington, Ky.) beat his defender in stride and calmly headed the ball for FCC’s second goal of the match.

FC Cincinnati 2, Saint Louis FC 0

Mercy Health Training Center | Milford, Ohio

Nov. 10, 2019

Scoring Summary

CIN – Sam Vota (Nicholas Samways) 2’

CIN – Matthew Dreas (Nicholas Samways) 57’

FC Cincinnati: Austin Wells (Luke Ruetschle 75’) (GK), Travis Smith (Grady Johnson 75’), Sam Vota, Adam Enouen, Jonah Arszman (Andrew Gaydosh 73’), Silas Borgman (Gregory Jervier 51’), Matthew Dreas, Nicholas Samways (Owen Parrish 75’), Nicholas McHenry, Adal Salinas (Bennet Gerak 75’), Ryder Mills (Gavin Green 73’)

Misconduct Summary

CIN – Silas Borgman (caution) 40’

CIN – Bennet Gerak (caution) 80’