FC Cincinnati will take on Atlanta United FC in a midweek match. Will the club continue its winning ways following the high of the team’s first win at TQL Stadium? FCC currently has a record of 4-8-10 and a total of 20 points. The team has scored a total of 23 goals and allowed 38 of them into the back of the team’s net.
This match will be the second time both clubs face off against each other. The first time they played was at TQL Stadium on July 7 21, and the match ended in a 1-1 draw. Lucho Acosta and Ronald Hernandez scored the goals for their respective teams. FCC only barely gained a point from this match. After scoring its lone goal, Atlanta seemed to take over the match and multiple times almost scored the winner. In the end wasn’t able to finish with a win. Atlanta will likely have a better finishing touch on Wednesday. They have hit a great run of form since Cincy saw them last.
FCC comes into this match looking to continue its good performance vs Toronto FC. FCC did not completely dominate the match, but it did get a good win against a side that is definitively the worst in the entire league. The team’s two matches against Toronto have shown how massive that gap is. Even when FCC only has a serviceable match, the team is still able to score a couple of goals and nearly tally a couple more.
The offense had a average match against Toronto. FCC’s headliner, Acosta, showed both his massive strengths as well as his massive disadvantages. He gave Brenner outstanding service in one instance that allowed the striker to easily net the opening goal of the match. However, in even more instances, he waited too long to pass or didn’t pass it at all. He sometimes attempt to dribble the ball around too many players. If he actively looks to pass these off it would help the team’s chances of getting goals.
Brenner had an ok match. He tapped in the easy goal, but then had a couple of other chances that would have given him the brace. He wasn’t able to steer another of those on frame. I liked his positioning a lot during the Toronto match, however, he is getting in better spots to allow himself to get these chances.
Przemysław Tytoń, had almost nothing to do the entire match. There was only one specific instance where I can remember he was actively needed and made a good save. However, he was a steadying force for the defense and made sure he knew they were in the correct position. The backline had a decent amount of work to do and did a good job keeping Toronto outside of dangerous areas.
Atlanta United FC is currently eighth on the Eastern Conference table, with a record of 7-9-7 and a total of 30 points. Atlanta has scored a total of 28 goals and also allowed 28 goals. The team’s leading scorer this season is Marcelino Moreno who has seven goals. The team’s second-leading scorer is Jozef Martinez with six and then third on the team is Ezequiel Barco with five goals. Atlanta has won five of its last six matches, with the only result that wasn’t a win being a 2-0 loss to Nashville SC.
According to WhoScored.com, Atlanta United FC’s strengths include creating long shot opportunities, creating chances with through balls and creating chances through individual skill.
The site also said the team’s weaknesses include finishing its scoring chances, stopping opponents from scoring its chances and avoiding fouls in dangerous areas.
Atlanta United FC’s style of play includes playing possession football, taking long shots, attacking through the middle and playing the offsides trap.
7 p.m. Wednesday, Mercedez-Benz Stadium, Atlanta, Georgia
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