FC Cincinnati 2, New York Red Bulls II 1
2018 USL Regular Season Match Game 21
Saturday, July 21, 2018 – 7:30 p.m. ET
Nippert Stadium | Cincinnati, Ohio
FCC – Forrest Lasso (Emmanuel Ledesma) 17’
NY – Danni König (Own Goal) 25’
FCC – Patrick Barrett (Emmanuel Ledesma) 35’
NY – Andrew Tinari (caution) 14’
FCC – Patrick Barrett (caution) 22’
NY – Tom Barlow (caution) 53’
FCC – Blake Smith (caution) 60’
NY – Lucas Stauffer (caution) 80’
FC Cincinnati: Spencer Richey, Matt Bahner, Blake Smith, Patrick Barrett, Forrest Lasso, Kenney Walker, Jimmy McLaughlin, Corben Bone (Will Seymore, 90th minute), Nazmi Albadawi, Emmanuel Ledesma (Russell Cicerone, 83rd minute), Danni König (Tomi Ameobi, 92nd minute)
TOTAL SHOTS: 9; SHOTS ON GOAL: 2; FOULS: 18; OFFSIDE: 1; CORNER KICKS: 6; SAVES: 3
New York Red Bulls II: Evan Louro, Niko De Vera, Hassan Ndam, Jordan Scarlett (Kevin Politz, 40th minute), Lucas Stauffer, Steven Echevarria (Chris Lema, 77th minute), Cristian Casseres, Jr., Andrew Tinari, Amando Moreno, Jared Stroud (Brian White, 65th minute), Tom Barlow
TOTAL SHOTS: 17; SHOTS ON GOAL: 3; FOULS: 13; OFFSIDE: 1; CORNER KICKS: 6; SAVES: 0
- New York Red Bulls II (8-6-7, 31 points) hit the road for the first of two consecutive matches and were edged out by FC Cincinnati (13-3-5, 44 points) on Saturday at Nippert Stadium by a score of 2-1.
- The matchup featured the top-two scoring teams in the USL, with NYRBII coming into the day at 43 goals and Cincinnati at 39.
- The scoring started in the 17th minute, with Cincinnati’s Forrest Lasso finding the back of the net off a corner kick.
- NYRB II answered right back with pressure from Hassan Ndam in the box forcing Danni König to redirect the ball into his own net to level the score in the 25th minute.
- The game-winning goal would come in the 35th minute, as Patrick Barrett headed in an Emmanuel Ledesma cross.
- König’s own goal broke Cincinnati’s streak of four consecutive clean sheets and is the first away goal scored at Nippert Stadium since June 13.
- This is NYRB II’s final regular season meeting against Cincinnati as they move to MLS in 2019.
- NYRB II conclude their short, two game road trip as they face the Tampa Bay Rowdies next Saturday, July 28, at Al Lang Stadium. Kickoff is set for 7:30 p.m. ET and can be seen on ESPN+.