Minnesota United FC vs. FC Cincinnati | 2019 MLS Match Preview

2019 MLS Regular Season — Week 17
Minnesota United FC vs. FC Cincinnati
Allianz Field — Saint Paul
June 29 — 4:00 PM ET



Minnesota United return from the Gold Cup break looking to snap a three-match losing streak when they host an FC Cincinnati side that has dropped five in a row and 10 of their last 11 Saturday afternoon.

The Loons (6-7-3) will hope to be buoyed by a come-from-behind 3-2 win over the Houston Dynamo in the U.S. Open Cup Round of 16 June 18 at BBVA Stadium. Ronaldo Peña and Tomas Martinez gave the defending USOC champions a two-goal lead after 37 minutes, but Darwin Quintero leveled with a second-half brace and Mason Toye scored the 89th-minute winner for Minnesota.

FC Cincinnati (3-12-2) are coming off a 2-0 loss to the LA Galaxy in front of a sellout crowd at Nippert Stadium last Saturday. Emmanuel Boateng and Favio Alvarez scored a pair of goals in a three-minute span inside the opening 15 minutes as the expansion side has now conceded 17 goals over their last five games — all losses.

Minnesota United FC

Project Starting XI
  • Injury Report:
    • OUT: Abu Danladi (F) - right leg injury
    • OUT: Collin Martin (M) - right ankle injury
  • Suspended: None
  • Suspended after next caution:  None
  • International duty:  Romain Métanire (D)

FC Cincinnati

Project Starting XI
  • Injury Report:
    • OUT: Jimmy McLaughlin (M) - right ACL surgery
    • OUT: Greg Garza (D) - right calf injury
    • OUT: Roland Lamah (M) - hamstring injury
    • QUESTIONABLE: Fanendo Adi (F) - hamstring injury
    • QUESTIONABLE: Fatai Alashe (M) - hamstring injury
  • Suspended: Leonardo Bertone (M)
  • Suspended after next caution:  None
  • International duty:  Darren Mattocks (F), Alvas Powell (D), Allan Cruz (M), Kendall Waston (D)

Series Matchup at Minnesota United

  • This is the first all-time meeting between Minnesota United FC and FC Cincinnati


  • Referee: Joe Dickerson
  • Assistant Referees: Brian Poeschel, Cory Richardson
  • 4th Official: Fotis Bazakos
  • VAR: Kevin Terry Jr

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