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 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.
- 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.
- MAN OF THE MATCH: What a first MLS start for Saief, who was a constant threat running at the Revs defenders and was rewarded with his first league goal after setting up Manneh's goal.