Academy Update: Dec. 10

The FC Cincinnati Academy Under-17 team spent last weekend in Lakewood Ranch, Fla., playing in the U.S. Soccer Development Academy Winter Showcase. The Under-17’s returned to Cincinnati with a 0-1-2 record after a 2-2 draw with Vancouver Whitecaps FC, a 1-0 loss to D.C. United and a 2-2 draw with Charlotte Soccer Academy.

FC Cincinnati 2, Vancouver Whitecaps FC 2
Premier Sports Campus | Lakewood Ranch, Fla.
December 5, 2019

After being denied by Vancouver’s goalkeeper on multiple breakaways, Cincinnati broke the deadlock in the 33rd minute. Arquimides Ordonez (Fort Thomas, Ky.) played the ball over to Manuel Gutierrez (Cincinnati, Ohio) behind the Whitecaps’ backline, and Gutierrez beat the goalkeeper to give the Orange and Blue the lead. Ordonez doubled the lead for FCC in the 39th minute when he collected the ball and slotted his shot from 20 yards out. Muslim Umar scored for Vancouver in the 60th minute, placing his shot to the far post, before Joshue Ndakala found the equalizer in the 73rd minute. Although Garrett Borgman (Crestwood, Ky.) had made the initial save, Ndkala capitalized off the rebound.

Scoring Summary

CIN – Manuel Gutierrez (Arquimides Ordonez) 33’

CIN – Arquimides Ordonez 39’

VAN – Muslim Umar 60’

VAN – Joshue Ndakala 60’

FC Cincinnati: Garrett Borgman (GK), Caleb Frakes (Arnel Miscic 45’), Blake Ivey, Nate Vota, Tacobi Nsimpasi, William Bernhard, Daniel Samways, Ethan Mills (Andrew Boettcher 67’), Arquimides Ordonez, Manuel Gutierrez (Akinni James 55’), William Bencic (Maxwell Miller 67’)

Misconduct Summary


D.C. United 1, FC Cincinnati 0
Premier Sports Campus | Lakewood Ranch, Fla.
December 6, 2019

Near the end of the first half, D.C. United got on the scoresheet with the game’s lone goal. As the Orange and Blue attempted to play out of the back, an errant pass from the backline lead to D.C.’s goal in the 40th minute. Edwin Henriquez collected the ball in front of the goal and slotted it in for D.C.’s lone goal. Cincinnati tried for the equalizer in the second half, but the club’s attempts fell short.

Scoring Summary

DC – Edwin Henriquez 40’

FC Cincinnati: Paul Walters (GK), Blake Ivey (Nate Vota 85’), Arnel Miscic, Tacobi Nsimpasi (Ashton Kamdem 67’), Nateiel Page, Solomon Reilly (Andrew Boettcher 46’), William Bencic (Caleb Frakes 85’), William Bernhard, Manuel Gutierrez (Manuel Gutierrez 46’), Ethan Mills (Maxwell Miller 67’), Arquimides Ordonez

Misconduct Summary

DC – Sebastian Conlon (caution) 4’


FC Cincinnati 2, Charlotte Soccer Academy 2
Premier Sports Campus | Lakewood Ranch, Fla.
December 8, 2019

The Orange and Blue conceded right before the halftime break when Mika Habel scored to give Charlotte Soccer Academy the lead in the 42nd minute. FCC came out to a fast start in the second half and applied heavy pressure and finally converted when Arnel Miscic cut a ball back to Ordonez, who dribbled past two defenders before slotting the ball past Charlotte’s goalkeeper. Charlotte took the lead in the 64th minute thanks to a John Trucillo goal, but in the 81st, Ordonez scored his second of the game and knotted the score. William Bernard lofted a cross over Charlotte’s backline to Ordonez to start the play, before Ordonez volleyed it.

Scoring Summary

CLT – Mika Habel 42’

CIN – Arquimides Ordonez 48’

CLT – John Trucillo 64’

CIN – Arquimides Ordonez (William Bernhard) 81’

FC Cincinnati: Paul Walters (GK), Sam Vota, Tacobi Nsimpasi, Arnel Miscic, Blake Ivey, Andrew Boettcher (Solomon Reilly 69’, Ashton Kamdem 85’), William Bencic (Nate Vota 85’), William Bernhard, Ethan Mills (Akinni James 46’), Manuel Gutierrez (Maxwell Miller 59’), Arquimides Ordonez

Misconduct Summary

CLT – Bryce Swinehart (caution) 45’