From FC Cincinnati
LOS ANGELES – LAFC defeated FC Cincinnati, 2-0, on Saturday night to end FCC’s two-match road unbeaten streak. Mark-Anthony Kaye and Carlos Vela recorded the goals for the home side.
LAFC scored the first goal of the match via a corner kick in the 32nd minute. Kayeheaded a shot back across his body and through traffic to the far postfor his second goal of the season. Just minutes prior to the final whistle, Vela slotted a right-footed shot beyond Spencer Richey to double the hosts lead.
Justin Hoyte made his MLS debut in tonight’s match. The right back started and played 90 minutes for the Orange and Blue. Additionally, Caleb Stanko made his first start for FC Cincinnati. The midfielder recorded a team-high six tackles in 76 minutes of match action.
The Orange and Blue return to Nippert Stadium in a special “Friday Night Football” feature when they host Real Salt Lake on Friday, April 19 at 7:30 p.m.
FCC Head Coach Alan Koch
Thoughts on the match
“It’s been a tough week. We lost a few players. I’m proud with how our players responded. To come here and be right in the game right until the end and to manage a lot of what LAFC threw at us, I’m very, very proud of the group. We came here and created ample chances. We could’ve capitalized on one of those and obviously, it’d be a different story right now. I’m proud of how the group got through a lot this week.”
FCC Defender Nick Hagglund
On the match
“It was a grind. Got beat on a set piece, but we were in the game. We had our chances to score and I think for us, it was a good test to see where we measure up against the best in the league.”