Kekuta Manneh and Kenny Saief scored a goal in each half as FC Cincinnati continued to roll, running over the reeling New England Revolution, 2-0, Sunday at Gillette Stadium.
Manneh opened the scoring for FC Cincinnati one minute before halftime as the visitors closed out the first half strong. Manneh played a ball out wide to Saief, who returned the favor and the Gambian forward tapped in from eight yards out.
Four minutes earlier, Emmanuel Ledesma forced Brad Knighton into a diving save to parry away a 22-yard free kick and the Argentine fired just over the bar moments later.
Spencer Richey is making the double-save a weekly occurrence, first denying Carles Gil and then kicking away a Diego Fagundez rebound in the 61st minute.
Four minutes later, Manneh became a provider on Saief’s first MLS goal, controlling a Ledesma cross before finding an unmarked Saief, who tapped in easily in front of goal.
- 44’ — CIN — Kekuta Manneh | WATCH
- 65’ — CIN — Kenny Saief | WATCH
THE BIG PICTURE: Break up FC Cincinnati! On the road, the expansion side played on the front foot, capitalized on its chances and are now three games without a loss (2-0-1) since a season-opening defeat in Seattle. The Revs were a bit more dangerous in the second half after what was no doubt a tongue lashing by coach Brad Friedel, but they offered little resistance in another listless loss and were booed at the final whistle by their frustrated fans.
MOMENT OF THE MATCH
: Richey did well to snuff out the only quality chance for the Revs with another double-save and a second consecutive clean sheet.