New York City FC vs. FC Cincinnati | 2019 MLS Match Preview
After rallying for a draw against Columbus Crew SC, New York City FC look to extend an MLS best nine-match unbeaten streak when they return home to host FC Cincinnati Thursday night in the Bronx.
NYCFC (4-1-8) ended a four-match road trip with a 2-2 draw against the Crew Saturday night at MAPFRE Stadium. Twice the Cityzens rallied to equalize, first when Heber canceled out a Gyasi Zardes penalty kick and again when Taty Castellanos leveled from long range in the 75th minute after Pedro Santos gave the hosts their second lead of the game.
FC Cincinnati (3-10-2) have dropped three straight games by a combined 10-2 scoreline following a 3-1 loss at the Colorado Rapids last Saturday. Kekuta Manneh tied for the visitors in the 72nd minute, but Nicolas Mezquida restored the Rapids' lead again one minute later and Diego Rubio added the insurance goal in the 82nd minute.
Series Matchup at NYCFC
This is the first all-time meeting between New York City FC and FC Cincinnati
Referee: Allen Chapman
Assistant Referees: Oscar Mitchell-Carvalho, Benjamin Hall-Volpenhein
4th Official: Robert Sibiga
VAR: Jorge Gonzalez