FC Cincinnati beats Nashville SC in Eastern Conference battle
CINCINNATI (WXIX) - FC Cincinnati survived a wild game against Nashville SC to keep their home unbeaten streak intact.
With the game tied 1-1 midway through the second half, Nashville had two players sent off due to red cards and had to play the rest of the game with only nine players – two fewer than FC Cincinnati. With 20 minutes left in the game, MLS All-Star Lucho Acosta threaded a ball to Santiago Arias who scored the go-ahead goal. Aaron Boupendza, who just joined FC Cincinnati this month, scored a late goal in stoppage time in his FCC debut.
Acosta, who will be a captain at the MLS All-Star Game, scored FC Cincinnati’s first goal in the first half on a penalty kick. He finished the night with a goal and an assist.
FC Cincinnati now goes on the Leagues Cup break with an eight-point lead in the standings with 11 games left.
FC Cincinnati has not lost in 12 home games this season (11 wins and one draw).
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