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FC Cincinnati Advances to CCC Round of 16

 FC Cincinnati Advances to CCC Round of 16

FC Cincinnati defender Ray Gaddis (28) controls the ball during the eastern conference final match against Columbus Crew and FC Cincinnati on December 2, 2023, at TQL Stadium in Cincinnati, OH(Image-Getty) 

FC Cincinnati secured a comfortable spot in the Concacaf Champions Cup Round of 16 with an impressive performance at TQL Stadium, defeating Cavalier FC 4-0 and advancing 6-0 on aggregate.

After winning the first leg 2-0 in Jamaica, FC Cincinnati displayed dominance on their home turf. The team will now face Monterrey, featuring their former striker Brandon Vazquez, in the next round. The first leg against Monterrey is scheduled for March 7 at TQL Stadium, with the return leg set for March 14 at Estadio BBVA.

Match Highlights:

- Alvas Powell

 initiated the scoring in the 19th minute, capitalizing on a precise delivery from Bret Halsey, securing a crucial early lead for FC Cincinnati.


- Aaron Boupendza

extended the lead with a spectacular goal, courtesy of a clever assist from Gerardo Valenzuela, showcasing FC Cincinnati’s offensive prowess.


Isaiah Foster

 Despite a missed penalty from Quimi Ordóñez, Isaiah Foster found the back of the net moments later, further solidifying FC Cincinnati's dominance.


- Gerardo Valenzuela

concluded the scoring with a remarkable individual effort, securing a 4-0 victory for FC Cincinnati.

Key Moments:

- The victory against Cavalier FC sets the stage for an exciting Round of 16 clash against Monterrey, featuring the return of Brandon Vazquez to TQL Stadium.


- Aaron Boupendza’s goal marked a potential turning point in his season, signaling his impact as a key player for FC Cincinnati.


- Gerardo Valenzuela’s exceptional performance earned him the title of "Man of the Match", highlighting his contribution to FC Cincinnati's victory.

Upcoming Matches:

- FC Cincinnati will face Humble Lions on Monday, March 4, in the Jamaica Premier League.


- Their next MLS fixture is against Chicago Fire FC on Saturday, March 2, as part of the regular season.

The win against Cavalier FC not only propels FC Cincinnati into the next round of the Concacaf Champions Cup but also sets the stage for an intriguing matchup against Monterrey. With momentum on their side, FC Cincinnati aims to continue their impressive run in both domestic and international competitions.

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