June 1, 2023

Brighton Journal

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Cincinnati loses to St. Louis City in the 2023 MLS season

street. Louis There was a flood at CityPark on Saturday. One came in the form of severe weather that delayed the start of the game by more than two hours, and the other came during the 90 minutes as St. Louis City nailed the goals on FC Cincinnati.

St. Louis City, the high-flying expansion franchise that now leads all of Major League Soccer in the standings, knocked out previously unbeaten Cincinnati 5-1 Saturday at City Park. The loss was the first of the year for FCC, which fell to 5-1-2 and remains tied for first place in the Eastern Conference.

St. Louis improved to 6-2-0 and moved ahead of Cincinnati at the top of the Supporters’ Shield, a massive achievement after two months of an expansion team’s existence.

FC Cincinnati forward Sergio Santos (17) reacts after being called offside after a goal in the second half of the football match between FC Cincinnati and Philadelphia Union, Saturday, April 8, 2023, at TQL Stadium in Cincinnati.  FC Cincinnati won, 1-0.

Floods arrived early in the game. Jared Stroud scored a 1-0 goal in the third minute. Two late first-half goals – including from Edward Lewin and Kyle Hibbert – effectively put the game out of reach for the FCC before the break.

FC Cincinnati was cut short in the game and played without the injured Luciano Acosta, as well as Brenner Souza da Silva, who looked destined for an exit to Serie A’s Udinese, but even with those absences, FC Cincinnati disappointed in the first half.