Fatai Alashe put away a rebound of Tommy McCabe's free kick nine minutes from time to lift FC Cincinnati to a 1-0 victory over El Paso Locomotive FC on Wednesday and prevent manager Ron Jans' men from a second consecutive scoreless preseason performance.
Alashe's strike helps Cincy rebound following a 4-0 loss to Sporting Kansas City and ends the club's three-game Arizona trip on a positive note with a second win against USL Championship opposition.
Next up is three more games at the IMG Academy in Bradenton, Fla., beginning with a match against Eastern Conference foes Philadelphia Union in a week's time.
- 81' - CIN - Fatai Alashe
FC Cincinnati Starting XI: Przemyslaw Tyton (GK), Mathieu Deplagne, Maikel van der Werff, Kendall Waston, Greg Garza (Andrew Gutman 46'), Haris Medunjanin, Allan Cruz, Frankie Amaya, Joseph-Claude Gyau, Brandon Vazquez, Yuya Kubo
FC Cincinnati at 62': Przemyslaw Tyton (GK), Zico Baily, Nick Hagglund, Saad Abdul-Salaam, Andrew Gutman, Tommy McCabe, Caleb Stanko, Fatai Alashe, Jimmy McLaughlin, Joris Ahlinvi, Rey Ortiz.