FC Cincinnati 2 are set to sq. off towards Philadelphia Union II on Sunday, August 7 at Mercy Well being Coaching Heart at 6 p.m. ET. It’s the second and ultimate assembly between the 2 sides with Philadelphia claiming three factors towards FCC 2 on March 27.
FC Cincinnati 2 vs Philadelphia Union II
Competitors: MLS NEXT Professional Common Season
Website: Mercy Well being Coaching Heart, Milford, OH.
March 27, 2022 – PHI (2:0) CIN
PHI – C. Paternina Molina (4’), J. Bueno (58’)
The Orange and Blue picked up one level towards Inter Miami CF II on Sunday night time within the group’s first penalty shootout of the season. Harrison Robledo opened the scoring fifty-seven seconds in with a wonderfully positioned free kick from twenty-five yards out. Dairon Reyes equalized for Miami within the 61st sending the match to penalties the place Miami would go on to win 4-3.
Philadelphia Union II took down Jap Convention leaders, Columbus Crew 2, at Subaru Park final Sunday. Paxten Aaronson and Noah Fuson traded objectives earlier than Stefan Stojanovic broke the 1-1 tie with a surprising volley within the first minute of second-half stoppage time to sink the crew.
Philadelphia began MLS NEXT Professional play with a bang profitable 4 of their first seven matches, struggling only one loss, and totaling fifteen factors over that span. Because the win towards Orlando Metropolis B on Could 16, Union II have managed simply eight factors by 9 matches, conceding eighteen objectives whereas scoring seven. Philadelphia has put collectively back-to-back wins towards Orlando Metropolis B and Columbus Crew 2 and look to make it three straight towards the Orange and Blue this weekend. The Union at present sit seventh within the East and are three factors again of Toronto FC II, who occupy the 4 spot.
Nico Campuzano – Beckham Sunderland left Sunday’s match towards Inter Miami CF II with an harm and can doubtless miss FCC 2’s match towards Union II. Meaning Nico Campuzano is in line for a begin between the sticks Sunday night. In alternative of Sunderland, Campuzano made one save to maintain Miami from taking the lead and saved Miami’s first penalty. Campuzano has began one match this season making 4 saves.
Christopher Donovan – One Union II participant seeking to regain his early season kind is Christopher Donovan. Donovan scored three objectives within the opening 5 matches of the season however hasn’t scored since April twenty fourth. Regardless of the drought, Donovan stays one in all Philadelphia’s most harmful attacking gamers with three objectives and a group lead in photographs (37), photographs heading in the right direction (14), and attacking assists (18).
EVERYONE GETS A GOAL – It’s been an attack-by-committee method for each groups this season as neither facet has a clear-cut primary aim scorer. Ten gamers have discovered the again of the web for FCC 2 whereas 4 have scored a number of objectives this season. Philadelphia has comparable numbers, eleven and 5, respectively.
BACK TO THE TRAINING GROUND – Sunday’s tie would be the first MLS NEXT Professional match held at Mercy Well being Coaching Heart. Three of FCC 2’s ultimate 4 dwelling video games will likely be hosted at Mercy Well being. FCC 2 beat Brazilian facet, Mogi Mirim Esporte Clube, in a pleasant at MHTC on July 26.
IT’S BEEN A WHILE – It’s been over 4 months since FCC 2 performed Union 2 to open the MLS NEXT Professional season. Since then, FCC 2 have performed each group at the very least twice and wrapped up two, three-match sequence towards Inter Miami CF II and Rochester NY FC.
WELCOME TO THE SHOW – On Thursday, MLS NEXT Professional introduced its first league enlargement with seven MLS-affiliated golf equipment set to start play in 2023. Atlanta, Charlotte, Nashville, and New York will be a part of FCC 2 within the Jap Convention whereas Austin and each L.A. golf equipment fill out the West.
“This weekend goes to be a problem. Philadelphia is an efficient group and we performed them earlier this yr once they had been top-of-the-line within the East. Clearly, they’re coping with the ups and downs of the season, however they’re beginning to get again into kind. However it’s necessary for us to proceed what we’re doing, proceed to work on us.”
– On this week’s match towards Philadelphia
“Outcomes are beginning to flip our manner. The boys are beginning to consider, and they’re a bit extra centered. I believe their dedication, and willingness to work on each side of the ball, are obvious now. We’re nonetheless going by a studying curve, and we’re making fewer psychological errors every week. You’ll be able to see the fellows persevering with to grind and that’s why we’re beginning to see higher outcomes.”
FC Cincinnati 2 started play in MLS NEXT Professional in 2022. FCC 2 is designed to function the bridge between the FCC first group and the Academy and is knowledgeable pathway for gamers to develop and develop at FC Cincinnati. The membership performs its matches at NKU Soccer Stadium, Mercy Well being Coaching Heart, and TQL Stadium.
ABOUT MLS NEXT PRO
Launched in March 2022 by Main League Soccer, MLS NEXT Professional is knowledgeable males’s soccer league in the US and Canada that completes the professional participant pathway. With 21 Golf equipment competing through the inaugural season – 20 MLS-affiliated and one impartial membership, Rochester New York FC – MLS NEXT Professional is rising the sport by innovation and variety by bringing skilled soccer to new communities and creating alternatives each on and off the sector. Seven MLS-affiliated golf equipment will be a part of MLS NEXT Professional in 2023, pending sanctioning by the U.S. Soccer Federation: Atlanta United, Austin FC, Charlotte FC, LA Galaxy, Los Angeles Soccer Membership, Nashville Soccer Membership and New York Purple Bulls. Extra MLS-affiliated and impartial golf equipment will be a part of within the years forward. Starting in 2023, MLS NEXT Professional matches will likely be streamed reside on the Apple TV app as a part of the monumental partnership between Apple and Main League Soccer. For extra details about MLS NEXT Professional, go to mlsnextpro.com.