FC Cincinnati 0 (1), Minnesota United FC 0 (3) | US Open Cup 2018

Minnesota United FC had to work for it, but prevailed in a penalty shootout to defeat FC Cincinnati on Wednesday in the fourth round of the 2018 U.S. Open Cup at Nippert Stadium.

The shootout, which went 3-1 in favor of the Loons, came following 120 minutes of scoreless soccer between the midwestern sides.

The game was tight, as both teams had chances but played a defense-first approach. While Minnesota dominated possession, 66 percent to 33 for Cincinnati, the remaining statistical categories were close. And in the end, wayward finishing from FCC left the door open for the visiting Minnesota, who obliged to bury more penalties in the shootout.

Goals

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Lineups

FC Cincinnati: #2 Matt Bahner, #19 Corben Bone, #7 Russell Cicerone, #51 Sem de Wit, #21 Dekel Keinan, #13 Michael Lahoud, #20 Jimmy McLaughlin, #18 Spencer Richey (GK), #23 Blake Smith, #6 Kenney Walker, #10 Emery Welshman

Subs: #5 Nazmi Albadawi, #9 Tomi Ameobi, #92 Daniel Haber, #3 Forrest Lasso, #1 Evan Newton (GK), #8 Will Seymore

Minnesota United FC (4-3-3, left to right): #33 Bobby Shuttleworth — Eric Miller, #25 Michael Boxall, #14 Brent Kallman, #4 Tyrone Mears — #17 Collin Martin, #26 Collen Warner, #31 Maximiano — #10 Miguel Ibarra, #9 Abu Danladi, #21 Christian Ramirez

Subs: #28 Matt Lampson (GK), Alexi Gomez, #2 Carter Manley, #22 Wyatt Omsberg, #19 Frantz Pangop, #23 Mason Toye