SUMMARY | FCC 2 fails in five-goal thriller at Mercy Health Training Center

CINCINNATI – FC Cincinnati was down 2 points in a 3-2 loss to the Philadelphia Union II on Sunday night at Mercy Health Training Center. FCC 2 remains 10th in the Eastern Conference while Philadelphia takes 6th place, according to the results.

Jesús Bueno opened the scoring in the 24th minute following a failed clearance from a Jack McGlynn corner. The serve worked its way through an early clearance attempt before finding Bueno with space near the edge of the box. Bueno recovered calmly before slipping a shot into the bottom right corner of the net.

Chris Donovan scored his first goal since April 24 for Union II to double the visitors’ lead. An FCC 2 turnover in the defensive third opened up the chance and Donovan’s low shot beat Nico Campuzano at the far post. Donovan’s fourth goal of the season puts him in the lead.

FCC 2 pulled one back three minutes later through Arquimides Ordóñez, his third goal for the 2. Morgan Marshall assisted on goal, spotting Ordóñez in the box after an attacking run down the right sideline. This is Marshall’s second assist this season.

Bueno scored his second goal of the night in the 57th minute to cap off an impressive night for the defensive midfielder. Bueno also assisted on Donovan’s goal early in the second half and finished with four shots and four challenge wins.

Kai Thomas scored his first goal for the club in the 85th minute with a header effort from six yards out, clipping the underside of the crossbar and sparking a comeback from FCC 2. A number of late chances were lost because FCC 2 could not find a Downtime EQ.

“Disappointed with the result. But I think we did some things very well tonight. As the game went on, we had good movement and good periods of tempo control,” said FCC head coach Tyrone Marshall. 2. opportunities but fell short. You have to be competitive. If you want to be young pros, you have to be able to fight in these types of games.

FC Cincinnati 2 have their sights set on next week when host Columbus Crew 2 at TQL Stadium on Sunday night. Kickoff is scheduled for 6 p.m. ET.

FC CINCINNATI 2 MATCH REPORT

FC Cincinnati 2 vs. Philadelphia Union II

Competition: MLS NEXT Pro Regular Season

Venue: Mercy Health Training Center

Time: 87 degrees, sunny

PIN: Ordoñez (Marshall) 54′, Thomas (Robledo) 85′

PHI: Bueno 24′, Donovan (Bueno) 51′, Bueno (Aaronson) 57′

PIN: Campuzano, Flanagan, Thomas, Garcia (Musa, 46′), Marshall (Turcios, 68′), Bailey (Touray, 86′), Robledo, Valenzuela (Daley, 46′), Harris, Ordóñez, Sánchez (Martin, 68′ )

Substitutes not used: Moxom, Penagos, Vazquez, Dreas

The Head Coach: Tyrone Marshall

PHI: Thompson, Sorenson, Real, Craig, Harriel, Turner, Bueno (Diallo, 65′), McGlynn (Perdomo, 65′), Sullivan (Westfield, 90+1′), Aaronson (Stojanovic, 75′), Donovan (Pierre, 76′)

Substitutes not used: Rick, Darboe, Nkanji, Villero

The Head Coach: Marlon LeBlanc

PIN: Sanchez (Yellow Card) 41′

PHI: Bueno (Yellow Card) 37′, Turner (Yellow Card) 71′, Sullivan (Yellow Card) 81′

ast. Referee(s): Jacob Little, Christian Little

Fourth Official: Lauren Lutikoff

About MLS NEXT Pro
Launched in March 2022 by Major League Soccer, MLS NEXT Pro is a professional men’s soccer league in the United States and Canada that completes the player journey from MLS NEXT to MLS Premier Teams. With 21 clubs competing in the inaugural season – 20 MLS affiliates and one independent club, Rochester New York FC – MLS NEXT Pro will grow the game through innovation and diversity bringing professional football to new new markets, creating career opportunities for professionals. on the ground and providing communities with a strong sense of pride. Eight additional MLS-affiliated clubs will join MLS NEXT Pro in 2023, with more independent clubs joining in future years. For more information on MLS NEXT Pro, visit mlsnextpro.com

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