From FC Cincinnati
CINCINNATI – Led by goals from Kendall Waston, Allan Cruz and Mathieu Deplagne, FC Cincinnati recorded their first MLS win in front of a sold-out crowd of 32,250 at Nippert Stadium defeating the Portland Timbers, 3-0, on Sunday afternoon.
After being awarded a free kick on the edge of their attacking third, FC Cincinnati opened the scoring in the 15th minute. Leonardo Bertone lofted a ball toward the far post, where a Kendall Waston header led to FC Cincinnati’s first MLS goal at Nippert Stadium.
Following a deflected shot from Roland Lamah, Allan Cruz doubled the lead for the Orange and Blue in the 61st minute of action with a backheeled effort atop the six-yard box. Just two minutes later, Mathieu Deplagne capped off the scoring with FC Cincinnati’s third goal of the match.
Spencer Richey registered his first-ever MLS shutout and win in the match. The goalkeeper stopped three shots en route to earning FC Cincinnati’s first clean sheet of the season.
FC Cincinnati return to action on Sunday, March 24, when the team travels to play the New England Revolution at 4 p.m.