Allan Cruz scores fastest goal in FC Cincinnati's short MLS history

Allan Cruz scored the fastest goal in FC Cincinnati's MLS history on Saturday night, breaking his own record. And unlike the previous benchmark, this one could stand for a little while.

Cruz put the visitors ahead just 45 seconds into their match at the Chicago Fire's SeatGeek Stadium, when he took advantage of an awkward bounce off defender Johan Kapelhof.

In what has been a tough expansion season, Cruz had FCC's previous fastest goal in the seventh minute of a 2-1 home win over the Montreal Impact on May 11.

The fastest two goals in MLS history are both owned by the New York Red Bulls. Mike Grella scored after only seven seconds in 2015, besting the eight-second goal scored by Tim Cahill two years earlier.


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