Match Preview: D.C. United vs. FC Cincinnati March 10, 2024


Story of the Match

The Black-and-Red are in Cincinnati to finish up their two-game road trip, earning a point in Portland a week ago. Down two goals early, D.C. United forced a draw in the end thanks to a converted penalty by Mateusz Klich and a late equalizer from Kristian Fletcher.

With some positive momentum to begin the season, up next is FC Cincinnati, the 2023 MLS Supporters’ Shield winner. FC Cincinnati are coming off their 2023 MLS Supporters’ Shield winning season, but D.C. United got the better of them last time the two sides met at Audi Field last summer. In that match, the Black-and-Red's three goal performance was enough to earn an emphatic home win.

New D.C. United right-back Aaron Herrera has made himself useful in the first two matches of the year, registering an assist in each match so far.

So far this season, Cincinnati has earned a draw and a win, the latter coming against the Chicago Fire last weekend. Cincinnati is also coming off a 1-0 loss in the CONCACAF Champions League against Monterrey on Thursday night. The match is set to kickoff at 3:00 PM at TQL Stadium in Cincinnati.

By the Numbers

D.C. United is ranked 3rd in MLS for goals scored per match (2.5) and CIN ranked 3rd in MLS for goals conceded (0.5)

D.C. and Cincinnati have not tied in the last 5 matches played against each other

Previous Matchups

Historically, D.C. United holds the better record in all-time matchups with five wins, three draws and two losses.

Highlights from last week's comeback draw:

Inside DCU, pres. by Audi | Matchday 3