PREVIEW | FC Cincinnati host Orlando Metropolis SC for a Friday night time Blue Out

FC Cincinnati will take the sphere at TQL Stadium for the primary time in over a month to tackle Orlando Metropolis SC on Friday, June 24 at 7:30 pm, introduced by Allegiant. All followers are inspired to put on blue for a Blue Out, and a particular Blue Out scarf is offered for this sport solely within the TQL Stadium Crew Retailer and on forcincyforclub.com.

The sport will mark simply the fifth time since becoming a member of MLS that FC Cincinnati will play on a Friday, the primary and solely scheduled contest this season. The Orange and Blue search their first ever win on a Friday, coming into 0-2-2.

FC CINCINNATI vs. ORLANDO CITY SC – FRIDAY, JUNE 24, 2022 – 7:30 pm – TQL STADIUM
HOW TO WATCH

Native TV: Star64
Native Stream: fccincinnati.com
Out of Market Stream: ESPN+
Radio: ESPN 1530
Expertise: Tom Gelehrter (play-by-play), Kevin McCloskey (analyst), Alex Stec (sideline)

Be sure you comply with @FCCincinnati on Twitter, Instagram and Fb for stay updates from the sport.

Tickets are nonetheless obtainable, go to fccincinnati.com/tickets or name 513-977-KICK, that is 513-977-5425.

GAME ACTIVATIONS
Previous to the sport, head over to Washington Park between 4:30-7:30 pm to take pleasure in particular activations together with:

– Caricature Artists
– Road Pops
– Face Portray and Balloon Artists
– Youngsters Soccer Video games
– Beer, wine, onerous seltzer and drink specials obtainable for buy at The Porch.

Followers can be part of the Supporters March to TQL Stadium, departing Washington Park at roughly 6:45 pm

Allegiant, the presenting sponsor of the sport, will give away 6,500 baggage tags to followers coming into the Allegiant Gate. A brand new meals vendor Soiled Frank’s will serve scorching canines and tater tots within the First Monetary Membership.

Cannot make it to the sport and in search of a spot to observe the Orange and Blue? Head to one of many membership’s official Pub Companions for the season, which broadcast all dwelling and away video games and have alternatives for followers to win prizes all season lengthy.

SCOUTING ORLANDO CITY SC (7-5-4, 25 POINTS, 4th EASTERN CONFERENCE)
FC Cincinnati will search a season sweep over the Lions, FCC earned their first win of 2022 again on March 12 at Orlando. Brandon Vazquez’s brace led to the Orange and Blue’s first ever win over Orlando.

Óscar Pareja is in his fourth season on the helm of Orlando Metropolis. The previous Colombian Worldwide led the Lions to the MLS Cup Playoffs every of the previous two seasons.

Designated Participant Ercan Kara leads the Lions in targets with six, no different participant has scored greater than twice for Orlando. A big selection of gamers have contributed to Orlando’s success this season, together with fellow DP Mauricio Pereyra, the membership’s captain who’s at present tied for probably the most assists in MLS this season (8).

FCC may even must keep watch over club-killer Júnior Urso, who has scored three of his 9 profession targets towards the Orange and Blue, together with earlier this season in Florida. He has not scored a number of occasions towards another MLS opponent.

João Moutinho is at present main the league in tackles gained with 34 thus far this season. The defender has already doubled his whole tackles gained from final season (16). Moutinho has began all 16 video games this marketing campaign for the Lions and sits within the prime 10 for many minutes performed throughout your entire league with 1,437.

Peruvian Worldwide goalkeeper Pedro Gallese has six clear sheets in web for Orlando, tied for third-most in MLS.

Orlando Metropolis SC maintain one of the best first half purpose differential in MLS this season, coming into Friday with a +6 GD within the first half (12 GF, 6 GA).

They are going to be with out defender Robin Jansson, who will miss Friday’s sport on account of yellow card accumulation. The middle again had began 14 of the 16 earlier video games this season.

STORYLINES OF THE GAME
BRANDON CONTINUES HIS ROLL – Brandon Vazquez’s scoring momentum began early within the season together with his first profession brace at Orlando Metropolis SC on March 12. He adopted that up with two extra targets the next week towards Inter Miami CF, and has constantly remained among the many league’s leaders in targets since.

Together with his headed purpose at Philadelphia Union final Saturday, he has scored together with his head 5 occasions this season, probably the most in MLS (4: Buksa, NE; Tuiloma, POR).

He continues so as to add to his membership document for targets in an FC Cincinnati uniform, having scored 14 occasions for FCC. His eight targets this season is matched with Brenner’s 2021 mark for probably the most in a single season in membership historical past.

BE CAREFUL! – Orlando Metropolis SC have drawn 257 fouls this season, by far probably the most in MLS. In actual fact, no different aspect have drawn extra fouls, solely three different groups have suffered 200+ fouls (2nd – San Jose, 234). Regardless of that painful statistic, the Lions are one in every of solely two golf equipment (Columbus) to haven’t taken a penalty kick this season.

JUST KEEP SCORING – FC Cincinnati have scored in eight straight video games, which equals the longest streak in membership historical past (8 straight, July – September 2019).

NWOBODO HONORED – FC Cincinnati participant Obinna Nwobodo was named to the MLS Crew of the Week for his efficiency in Week 15 at Philadelphia Union. Per Stats Carry out, Nwobodo’s 89.7 % correct passing was FCC’s highest whole amongst gamers who went the complete 90 minutes. He led the crew in whole passes (58), correct passes (52), tackles (3), duels gained (8), possession gained (9), whole dribbles (4) and profitable dribbles (3).

HOME GAME NUMBER 50 – FC Cincinnati will play an MLS contest within the Queen Metropolis for the fiftieth time since becoming a member of the league in 2019.

LA SALLE HIGH SCHOOL’S OWN – Cincinnati native and Orlando Metropolis defender Kyle Smith was inducted into the La Salle Excessive Faculty Athletics Corridor of Fame Class of 2022. Smith, a 2010 graduate, will probably be honored by the La Salle neighborhood as he makes his return to the Queen Metropolis Friday night time.

NOONAN’S TAKE
On Orlando Metropolis SC
“We all know we’re dealing with an excellent aspect with a whole lot of high quality, a crew that is superb with the ball in how they play and transfer ahead and the way they’ll get numbers into the field. Plenty of the work that we have been doing [at training] was for our guys to attempt to see the moments the place our stress could be damaged, and the way we defend the field.”

On a rematch with Orlando Metropolis SC
“I believe it provides you perhaps somewhat bit to look again and take from so far as a few of the issues we would see so far as personnel or how they play in several phases of the sport that we predict we’ll see once more. These similarities, however I believe that there is been too many video games and too many adjustments, I believe on each side, from that sport to take an excessive amount of from our first matchup. It’s going to be a whole lot of simply the current run and play.”

FC Cincinnati’s 2022 schedule might be considered, HERE. Followers can construct their customized 3 Match Flex Plan right this moment. Decide any three matches and save on single match ticket pricing with no charges at checkout. Followers can choose the identical seats for 3 video games or choose completely different choices round TQL Stadium.

Single match tickets to any of FC Cincinnati’s remaining dwelling video games are additionally obtainable now, head to fccincinnati.com/tickets or name 513-977-KICK, that is 513-977-5425, to be taught extra.

FC Cincinnati are enjoying their fourth season of MLS competitors in 2022, and their second enjoying at TQL Stadium. For up-to-the-minute details about FC Cincinnati, go to the crew’s official web site at fccincinnati.com, or comply with the crew on Twitter, Instagram and Fb at @FCCincinnati. Moreover, followers are inspired to obtain the crew’s official cell app on the Apple App Retailer or Google Play for immediate entry to cell tickets, crew content material and match notifications.

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