Following their tough 1-0 loss to the Tampa Bay Rowdies in the Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup, FC Cincinnati prepare to take on the Richmond Kickers at Nippert Stadium tomorrow. The Kickers hold a 8th place spot in the Eastern Conference with a record of 4-4-3. Both teams are coming off a loss as the Richmond Kickers just recently suffered a 2-1 defeat at the hands of FC Montreal.
They say patience is a virtue, but for FC Cincinnati it’s a key. When the boys are patient with the ball, they are capable of great things. Slowly worked passing lead to a deadly attack in Cincinnati’s recent match against the Harrisburg City Islanders. The attack ended when Andrew Wiedeman received a pass just outside the box with plenty of space to drill the upper ninety mark of the goal putting the boys up 1-0. In time, FC Cincinnati has grown as a team and learned to play their own version of the beautiful game that leads to many a chance on goal and it has shown with their recent form. FC Cincinnati has won four of their last six games only losing their most recent in the U.S. Open Cup. These results have landed FC Cincinnati a confident 3rd place spot in the USL standings behind only New York Red Bulls II and Louisville City FC.
Two players to watch for the Richmond Kickers are striker Brian Ownby wearing the number 22 and midfielder Yudai Imura wearing the number 14. They have combined for 6 goals and 3 assists and will be two of the more dangerous players to the FC Cincinnati side tomorrow. Goalkeeper Charlie Horton is currently on loan from D.C. United of the MLS. He also reserves a spot on the U-23 United States international squad so expect to see a few big saves from him.
Rain or shine, we’ll see you all there. Enjoy the game!