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May 10, 2024 – MLS NEXT Pro (MLS NEXT Pro)
FC Cincinnati 2 News Release

FC Cincinnati 2 will head north on I-71 Sunday afternoon as they take on Columbus Crew 2 in the first match of a three-game regular season series against their Northeast Division rival. The Orange and Blue are eyeing a fourth-straight win and their first against Crew 2. The match will kick off at 3 p.m. ET and will broadcast live on MLS Season Pass on Apple TV.


FC CINCINNATI 2 at COLUMBUS CREW 2 – SUNDAY, MAY 12, 2024 – 3 P.M. ET – LOWER.COM FIELD

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FC CINCINNATI 2 NOTES

THREE IN A ROW – FC Cincinnati 2 are rolling after picking up a third consecutive win Saturday afternoon against Crown Legacy FC. It is the first time the Orange and Blue have won three-consecutive matches while being one of three MLS NEXT Pro clubs (Los Angeles Football Club 2, St. Louis CITY2) that carry a three-match win streak into their weekend matchup against Crew 2.

OFFENSIVE CONSISTENCY – FC Cincinnati 2 have scored in all but one match this season, away to Chattanooga FC on March 23, and have scored multiple goals in three consecutive matches. Eight different FCC 2 players have found the back of the net, including FC Cincinnati Academy forward Stefan Chirila who scored his first professional goal last week against Crown Legacy FC.

HE’S THE MAN – Peter Mangione earned the Orange and Blue all three points Saturday afternoon with his second half stoppage time goal. Mangione now has two goals and two assists on the year and has either scored or assisted in three consecutive matches. Mangione’s five key attacking passes against Crown Legacy FC sets a career best for the former Nittany Lion and sees Mangione tied for a league lead in the category (18).

HEADING OUT ON THE ROAD – The Orange and Blue will play four of their next five matches away from Scudamore Field. FCC 2 visit Crew 2 and New York Red Bulls II before hosting Inter Miami CF II on May 26. The Orange and Blue are then back on the road against Philadelphia Union II and wrap up the heavy away stretch with a first ever meeting with Carolina Core FC. Those four road opponents hold a combined 4-3-4 record at home heading into Matchweek 9.

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