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June 5, 2024 – MLS NEXT Pro (MLS NEXT Pro)
FC Cincinnati 2 News Release

FC Cincinnati 2 travel to Chester, Penn. Thursday night as they take on Eastern Conference leaders Philadelphia Union II at Subaru Park at 6 p.m. ET.

The weekday meeting between the two sides is the second of a three-match season series, with the Orange and Blue winning the first game on April 28.

The match will be broadcast live on MLS Season Pass on Apple TV.


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Gerardo Valenzuela scored his first professional hat trick against Philadelphia in the April meeting as the Orange and Blue cruised to a 3-1 home win at Scudamore Field. Valenzuela gave FCC 2 a 1-0 halftime lead before adding two more in the second half. Philadelphia’s Kyle Tucker found the back of the net in the 77th minute to get Union II on the board.


SUCCESS AGAINST PHILLY – The Orange and Blue will square off against Philadelphia for the second time in just over a month in one of the marquee matchups of the Matchweek 13 slate. FCC 2 have won three straight matches against Union II, the club’s longest active streak against any MLS NEXT Pro opponent.

FCC 2 have scored seven goals in their last three against Philadelphia and have scored multiple goals in four of the five all-time meetings between the sides.

MAY RECOGNITIONS – Head Coach Tyrone Marshall and forward Stefan Chirila were honored with two of MLS NEXT Pro’s five monthly awards for the month of May. Marshall was named Coach of the Month while Chirila was named MLS NEXT Rising Star. The monthly honors are the first for a FC Cincinnati 2 coach or player this season.

The Orange and Blue turn the page on a strong month of May, where they earned nine of 12 points, scored seven goals and picked up first-ever wins against Columbus Crew 2 and New York Red Bulls II.

STRENGTH IN THE BACKLINE – Despite conceding a late second half stoppage time goal against Inter Miami CF II last Sunday, the Orange and Blue continue a recent run of strong defensive results. FCC 2 have conceded just two goals over their last three and have conceded the fourth-fewest goals in the Eastern Conference.

FC Cincinnati 2 picked up their first clean sheet of the year against Crew 2 on May 12 and held Union II, the leagues co-leaders in goals scored, to one goal in a 3-1 win at the end of…

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