FC Cincinnati Earn Late Road Point on Moreno Brace, Finish 3-3 Against Chicago Fire FC

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FC Cincinnati scored twice in the final 10 minutes, capped by Junior Moreno’s second goal of the night in the 87th minute, to earn a point Saturday night in a 3-3 draw at Soldier Field against Chicago Fire FC.

The Orange and Blue (2-0-2, 8 points) remain one of two Eastern Conference clubs unbeaten through four matchdays. The Fire end the night with two points through three games (0-1-2).

FC Cincinnati have extended the league’s longest active road unbeaten streak to eight games, dating back to the 4-4 draw on July 30, 2022 at Inter Miami CF. The next closest road undefeated run currently is LAFC’s three-game streak, which also dates back to last season. The longest undefeated road streak in MLS history is 12 games (FC Dallas, May 1 – Sept. 25, 2010).

Trailing 3-1 in the 84th minute, Sergio Santos brought the Orange and Blue within one, and Junior Moreno’s second goal of the game in the 87th minute leveled the match. Moreno’s equalizing goal, the 150th MLS goal in club history, proved noteworthy beyond the milestone. His goal marked just the third time in club history FC Cincinnati earned a point when the club was trailing at the 75th minute. His brace was the club’s 11th all-time multi-goal performance.

The coldest MLS game in FC Cincinnati history, which kicked off at 22 degrees Fahrenheit, started strong for the visitors. Moreno struck first for the Orange and Blue in the eighth minute. The buildup began with Marco Angulo in space on the left flank finding Brandon Vazquez streaking in behind the Fire defense and into the box. Vazquez pulled back and found Moreno wide open, who took a touch and fired his shot, aided by a deflection, into the back of the net.

GOAL | Junior Moreno, FC Cincinnati – 8th minute

Moreno’s goal was his fourth career goal in MLS, his third with FC Cincinnati and his first since his two-goal outing on May 28, 2022 at CF Montréal.

The contest’s momentum shifted in the 32nd minute when the Fire equalized on a curling shot from just inside the box from Kacper Przybyłko. The hosts then scored two goals in a matter of two minutes. The first gave the Fire a 2-1 halftime lead, as Rafael Czichos converted a penalty in the 45th minute after Yerson Mosquera fouled Chris Mueller in the box moments prior. Following the halftime break, Mueller scored 16 seconds into the second half of action to make the scoreline 3-1.

In the 50th minute, it appeared Moreno scored again,…

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