Cincinnati, Ohio – FC Cincinnati and Vancouver Whitecaps FC finished 2-2 Wednesday night in front of 21,078 fans at TQL Stadium. The Orange and Blue tied for the fourth straight game and are unbeaten in their last six.
FCC move to 7-7-6 (27 points). The Whitecaps are now 7-9-4 (25 points).
FC Cincinnati struck first in the 3rd minute with Álvaro Barreal’s third goal of the season. After receiving a pass from Brenner approaching the top of the box, the Argentine took a touch and then weaved past a defender challenging the approach to fire from his favorite left foot into the back of the net.
Barreal’s goal was the fifth-fastest goal in club history, the first ever for FCC to come in the third minute of play in an MLS contest.
The Whitecaps equalized in the 5th minute to mark the second game in FCC club history with two goals in the opening five minutes (July 3, 2021 at Houston Dynamo FC).
The Orange and Blue went back on top in the 23rd minute with the 10th goal of the season from Brandon Vazquez.
With Brenner carrying the ball through defenders in traffic, he found a streaking Vazquez who moved in-between the Vancouver backline to receive the pass alone at the top of the box. He took a touch and fired a right-footed shot past Vancouver’s diving Cody Cropper for the go-ahead goal.
Vazquez, the first player in FCC’s MLS history to reach 10 goals in a season, is two goals behind NYCFC’s Taty Castellanos for most in the league this season.
The Whitecaps equalized on an 82nd minute goal from Cristian Dajome.