CINCINNATI. Cincinnati prevails over Toronto with a 2-0 win with a goal from C. Harris (2′) and a penalty scored by L. Acosta (56′). Cincinnati took advantage of its superior ball possession (60%).
The match was played at the Nippert Stadium stadium in Cincinnati on Wednesday and it started at 7:30 pm local time. The referee was Lukasz Szpala with the help of Jose Da Silva and Tyler Wyrostek. The 4th official was Fotis Bazakos. The weather was cloudy. The temperature was cold around 13.9 degrees Celsius or 56.95 Fahrenheit. Humidity was up to 82%.
Cincinnati was in firm control of the ball 60% while Toronto was struggling with a 40% ball possession.
Toronto was more aggressive with 45 dangerous attacks and 15 shots of which 4 were on target. Anyhow, Cincinnati succeeded in find the solution to win this encounter.
Cincinnati shot 18 times, 7 on target, 11 off target. On the other side, Toronto shot 15 times, 4 on target, 11 off target.
Cincinnati received 3 yellow cards (O. Nwobodo, T. Blackett and A. Barreal). On the other side, Toronto received 1 yellow card (J. Nelson).
Also, Toronto didn’t manage to end the match with 11 players after R. Priso-Mbongue (Toronto) was sent out after receiving a straight red card in the (6′).
After this match, Cincinnati will have 10 points like Chicago Fire, New England, Charlotte and Inter Miami to move down in the 23rd place. On the other side, Toronto will stay with 11 points like Atlanta United and Portland Timbers to move down in the 15th place.
L. Acosta (Penalty)
Á. Barreal (Goal Disallowed)
Toronto will play away with Vancouver Whitecaps on the 8th of May with a 6-5 head to head record in favor of Toronto (3 draws).
Cincinnati: Formation and Lineups
Cincinnati started with a 4-2-3-1 line-up (4-2-3-1).
The manager Pat Noonan chose to play with the following team: Roman Celentano , Alvas Powell , Nick Hagglund , Ian Murphy , John Nelson , Obinna Nwobodo , Júnior Moreno , Calvin Harris , Luciano Acosta , Álvaro Barreal and Brandon Vazquez .
Cincinnati made 5 changes: C. Harris for D. Badji (58′), J. Nelson for T. Blackett (67′), B. Vazquez for Brenner (67′), O. Nwobodo for H. Medunjanin (67′) and L. Acosta for N. Markanich (86′).
Top player: Álvaro Barreal
The player who no doubt impressed Cincinnati the most was Álvaro Barreal even if he didn’t score any goal.
His rating iswith 49 passes (93% accurate) and 3 key passes. He was won 3 duels out of 11.
Toronto: Formation and Lineups
Toronto started with a 3-4-2-1 line-up (3-4-2-1).
On the opposite side, Bob Bradley played with: Alex Bono , Kadin Chung , Lukas MacNaughton , Shane O’Neill , Kosi Thompson , Ralph Priso, Michael Bradley , Luca Petrasso , Alejandro Pozuelo , Jayden Nelson and Jesús Jiménez .
Toronto made 5 changes: J. Nelson for D. Kerr (46′), K. Thompson for S. Yeates (64′), J. Jimenez for A. Akinola (64′), A. Pozuelo for J. Perruzza (64′) and K. Chung for K. Franklin (77′).
Top player: Michael Bradley
The player who no doubt impressed Toronto the most was Michael Bradley.
His rating iswith 52 passes (90% accurate) and 3 key passes. He was won 4 duels out of 7.