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.


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