Photos of FC Cincinnati and D.C. United by Alex Eicher
Cincinnati, Ohio – No goals were scored last Saturday night in a scoreless draw between FC Cincinnati and D.C. United behind a sellout crowd of 25,060 at TQL Stadium.
The Orange and Blue (3-7-5) moved into 10th place in the Eastern Conference with 14 points. D.C. United (6-7-3, 21 points) is in eighth place.
The scoreless draw marked the first time that happened for the club since September 23, 2020 when FCC and Philadelphia Union ended 0-0 at Nippert Stadium.
D.C. United nearly scored early, until VAR deemed a player in the buildup on a D.C. attack was offside in the third minute.
In the 52nd minute, the Orange and Blue went up a man after D.C. United’s Moses Nyeman was ejected with a red card. Brenner took over possession from Nyeman on a counterattack near midfield, and Nyeman pulled down the Brazilian from behind as the last D.C. defender.
In second half stoppage time, D.C.’s Joseph Mora’s foul resulted in his second yellow card and ejection from the contest.
The Orange and Blue dominated possession, 68.8 percent to 31.2. The team outshot D.C. 12-10.
FC Cincinnati and New York Red Bulls played to a scoreless draw Wednesday night in front of 9,203 fans at Red Bull Arena.
The Orange and Blue (3-7-6, 15 points) took a road point in the first ever draw between FC Cincinnati and NYRB. The Red Bulls are now 5-7-4 with 19 points.
FCC finished consecutive matches in a scoreless draw for the first time since drawing 0-0 with Columbus Crew and Chicago Fire on August 29 and September 2 of last season, respectively.
Goalkeeper Kenneth Vermeer recorded his fourth clean sheet of the season. He has not allowed a goal in the last 213 minutes of game action, the fifth-longest shutout streak in club history.
FC Cincinnati recorded two shots on goal, both coming off headers from defenders Nick Hagglund and Gustavo Vallecilla.
The Orange and Blue have 12 points on the road this season with a 3-4-3 record away from home, which is the second-best in the Eastern Conference behind first place New England’s 18 road points.
The club returns home Saturday night at TQL Stadium to take on Orlando City SC. Kickoff in Cincinnati is set for 7:30 p.m.
Group Eastern Conference