FC Cincinnati down Revolution at Gillette, record second-straight multi-goal win

FC Cincinnati won its first ever MLS away game as they defeated the New England Revolution 2-0. 

Let's just say many fans and analysts weren't expecting much from the Orange and Blue as the team saw several players out due to international assignment. Without Kendall Waston and Allan Cruz, the team lost two of its key goal scorers from their first MLS win, a 3-0 crushing of Portland last week. 

But, with those players out, head coach Alan Koch was able to experiment with other combinations in the starting lineup.

He found himself plugging in Saief and Ledesma to help fill the void in the middle. Greg Garza also received his first start of the season while also being given the captain's armband for the first time this season.

As for the game itself, FCC and New England both got off to slow starts. FCC, right before the half, quickly changed that though with the game's first goal. It was Kekuta Mannah who netted his first goal of the season just minutes before the half.
Following the first half, reporter Lindsay Patterson caught up with coach Koch. He mentioned how he wanted a tight defense in the second half but didn't say much else about the Orange and Blue's play during the first 45.

The second half was similar dominance for FCC. They found the net for a second time as Kenny Saief put it in the back of the net. Here's a replay of his first MLS goal.

There wasn't much action to close the game out as FCC will head home after two straight clean sheets, both made possible by phenomenal saves from Spencer Richey in each of the team's last two games. This was a statement win for FCC who went in and took care of business against the East's worst team.


This victory will move FCC into a tie for first place in the Eastern Conference. However, they're still not the conference's top team in points per game. They're also tied for the most goals in the conference.

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