Orlando City SC vs. FC Cincinnati | 2019 MLS Match Preview

2019 MLS Regular Season — Week 12
Orlando City SC vs. FC Cincinnati
Orlando City Stadium — Orlando
May 19 - 3:00 PM ET


Orlando City SC look to snap a four-match winless streak when they host FC Cincinnati in the first meeting between the Eastern Conference foes at Orlando City Stadium Sunday afternoon.

The Lions (3-6-3) are coming off a 2-1 loss at the Seattle Sounders on Wednesday, their third consecutive defeat. After falling behind on goals by Raul Ruidiaz and Handwalla Bwana, Chris Mueller breathed late life into the visitors with a 75th-minute goal, but Orlando couldn't find the equalizer.

FC Cincinnati (3-7-2) snapped a five-match losing streak with a 2-1 win over the Montreal Impact at Nippert Stadium. Allan Cruz and Fatai Alashe scored in each half for FCC before Orji Okwonkwo pulled the Impact a goal back in the 75th minute.

Orlando City SC

Project Starting XI
  • Injury Report:
    • QUESTIONABLE: Carlos Ascues (D) - hamstring injury
    • QUESTIONABLE: Nani (F) - calf injury
  • Suspended: None
  • Suspended after next caution: Dom Dwyer (F)
  • International duty:  None

FC Cincinnati

Project Starting XI
  • Injury Report:
    • OUT: Jimmy McLaughlin (M) - right ACL surgery
    • QUESTIONABLE: Corben Bone (M) - left shoulder injury
    • QUESTIONABLE: Allan Cruz (M) - left ankle injury
    • QUESTIONABLE: Kenny Saief (M) - right hamstring injury
  • Suspended: None
  • Suspended after next caution:  Kendall Waston (D), Leonardo Bertone (M)
  • International duty:  None

Series Matchup at Orlando City SC

  • This is the first all-time meeting between Orlando City SC and FC Cincinnati


  • Referee: Nima Saghafi
  • Assistant Referees: Eduardo Mariscal, Chris Elliott
  • 4th Official: Luis Guardia
  • VAR: Geoff Gamble