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D.C. United (11-11-4, 37 pts.) 4 vs. 2 FC Cincinnati (4-13-8, 20 pts.)

2021 MLS Regular Season

September 25, 2021 – Audi Field – Washington, DC

Player Notes

  • Paul Arriola scored his fourth and fifth goals of 2021 in the 7th and 41st minutes of the match.
  • Steven Birnbaum scored his first goal since March 31, 2019 in the 21st minute of the match.
  • Nigel Robertha scored his third career MLS goal in the 72nd minute.
  • Edison Flores recorded his third and fourth assists of the season in the 7th and 41st minute.
  • Julian Gressel recorded his 9th, 10th, and 11th assists of the season in the 7th, 21st, and 41st minute of the match.
  • Steven Birnbaum recorded his fifth career assist in the 72nd minute of the match; his last assist came on July 13, 2020.
  • Andy Najar returned to the starting XI after missing the match against Atlanta United on Sept. 18.
  • Julian Gressel made his 130th career MLS start; he has made 26 appearances in 2021.
  • Andy Najar made his 90th career MLS Start; he has made 20 appearances in 2021.
  • Tony Alfaro served his one-game suspension for an accumulation of yellow cards (five).

#DCvCIN

  • The Black-and-Red are 3-0-3 against FC Cincinnati all-time.
  • D.C. United are 1-0-1 against Cincinnati at home all-time.
  • The Black-and-Red are 1-0-1 against Cincinnati in 2021.

Match Notes

  • D.C. United are 11-11-4 in the 2021 MLS Regular Season.
  • The Black-and-Red are 9-3-0 at Audi Field in 2021.
  • D.C. United have scored the second-most goals in MLS in 2021 (45).
Goals by Half
Team
1st Half
2nd Half
Final
D.C. United
3
1
4
FC Cincinnati
0
2
2
Scoring Summary
Minute
Team
Goalscorer
Assisted by
7'
D.C. United
Paul Arriola
Julian Gressel, Edison Flores
21'
D.C. United
Steven Birnbaum
Julian Gressel
41'
D.C. United
Paul Arriola
Edison Flores, Julian Gressel
72'
D.C. United
Nigel Robertha
Steven Birnbaum
80'
FC Cincinnati
Brandon Vazquez
84'
FC Cincinnati
Luciano Acosta
Brandon Vazquez

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Misconduct Summary
Minute
Team
Offender
Reason
34'
D.C. United
Bill Hamid
Time Wasting
Boxscore
Team
Shots
SOG
Corners
Offsides
Possession
Saves
D.C. United
19
8
7
4
45.6%
4
FC Cincinnati
15
6
8
4
54.4%
4

D.C. United Lineup: Bill Hamid, Kevin Paredes (Griffin Yow 78'), Donovan Pines, Steven Birnbaum, Andy Najar (Frédéric Brillant 46'), Julian Gressel, Júnior Moreno, Russell Canouse (Felipe Martins 46'), Edison Flores, Ola Kamara (Nigel Robertha 65'), Paul Arriola (Yordy Reyna 46')

Unused Substitutes: Jon Kempin, Joseph Mora, Moses Nyeman, Yamil Asad

Head Coach: Hernán Losada

FC Cincinnati: Przemyslaw Tyton, Gustavo Vallecilla, Geoff Cameron, Nick Hagglund (Tyler Blackett 70'), Zico Bailey (Calvin Harris 64'), Ronald Matarrita, Yuya Kubo (Brandon Vazquez 80'), Allan Cruz (Kamohelo Mokotjo 80'), Luciano Acosta, Caleb Stanko (Florian Valot 80'), Brenner

Unused Substitutes: Edgar Castillo, haris Medunjanin, Kenneth Vermeer, Chris Duvall

Head Coach: Jaap Stam

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