MONTREAL – Allan Cruz struck early again and the defense held tight as FC Cincinnati earned a 1-0 win over the Montreal Impact on the road at Stade Saputo on Saturday night. The Orange and Blue recorded their third shutout of the season as they snapped a nine-game winless run that dated back to their last victory on July 21 at Chicago.
Cruz put FC Cincinnati (6-21-3, 21 pts.) ahead in the first minute, notching his second goal of the year within a game’s first minute. From there, the defense kept Montreal (11-16-4, 31 pts.) at bay as Przyemslaw Tyton was called on for a single save in his first FCC shutout. Only one of Montreal’s 17 shots was on frame, while Cincy managed three of eight on target.
FC Cincinnati will their next host three straight games at home at Nippert Stadium. The team next plays on Wednesday, Sept. 18, when the Orange and Blue host defending MLS Cup champions Atlanta United FC at 7:30 p.m.