FC Cincinnati sets record for goals conceded in a single MLS season

FC Cincinnati have set a record in their inaugural MLS season, but it's not one that Ron Jans’ side will want to remember.

The club from the Queen City has now allowed the most goals in a MLS season after conceding for a 75th time in 2019 in Sunday’s 1-1 draw with Orlando City. The record was set when Benji Michel laced home a 91st-minute equalizer, denying Cincy's bid for all three points.

Coincidentally, the previous record (74) was set last season by Orlando.

FC Cincy also have a minus-44 goal differential on the year – all with one game left in their expansion campaign. They’ll close matters out next weekend at at D.C. United (4 pm ET | TV & streaming info).

The Orange and Blue have gone through three managers in 2019, starting with Alan Koch. Yoann Damet took over as interim manager in May until Jans was hired in early August.

They’ve endured winless streaks of seven, six and nine games at various points this season, leading to a 6-22-5 record heading into the final weekend. These struggles have also placed a spotlight on Cincinnati addressing their backline and defensive shape heading into Jans’ first full season in charge.


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