FC Cincinnati frustrated by officials in 2-0 loss

05/13/2017 08:27 PM

In a frustrating match for both FC Cincinnati and Orlando City B, FCC fell 2-0 on their home field. In his opening statement after the game, Head Coach Alan Koch said, “I’m not allowed to speak about the refs so I won’t… We preach consistency to our players… we expect the same from officials.”

The match included nine yellow cards, including six for FC Cincinnati, as well as 35 total fouls. FCC defender and captain, Austin Berry, spoke about the officiating after the match, “the biggest thing that’s a frustration for me as a captain is, I’m going to try not to get fined but, the continuous disrespect for me as a captain and yelling at my players before coming to me… if you blow up on my player before talking to me then that’s kind of disrespectful. That’s why we have captains.”

A penalty in the 75th minute led to an Orlando City penalty kick that resulted in a goal, making the game 1-0. Just after regulation ended, Orlando City scored a second goal in second-half stoppage time finalizing the victory for the visitors.

FC Cincinnati drops to 2-4-3 after their first loss at home in 2017. The club plays AFC Cleveland in the second round of the Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup on Wednesday at 7 p.m.

Kaci Kust

Kaci is a Production Specialist based out of the Northern Kentucky Spectrum News bureau. When she’s not working at the station she is covering high school sports, Bengals or EKU games for Sports Night, which airs weeknights at 6:30 and 10:30 on Spectrum News. She played basketball for Hope College in Michigan where she earned a degree in journalism. She says if she wasn’t covering athletics for a living, she’d still be up early checking scores and stats. You can get the latest on the Bengals, EKU or high school sports in Northern Kentucky by following Kaci on Twitter @Kacikust.

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