New York City FC hosts FC Cincinnati on Wednesday in a MLS Eastern Conference midweek fixture. New York City FC is fourth in the conference table at 13-6-10 on 45 points with a goal difference of +13. New York City FC was defeated by the New England Revolution 3-0 last time out Sunday. New York City goalkeeper Sean Johnson conceded three goals on just the six shots that were on target for New England.
New York City FC’s loss to New England last Sunday was the sixth loss for the club in the last seven matches with just one win. Only once prior to this, has NYCFC lost six matches in a span of seven fixtures. Heber is the leading goal scorer for New York City FC, while Talles Magno and Gabriel Pereira each have scored six. Santiago Rodriguez is the leader in assists with 10.
FC Cincinnati is eighth in the conference table at 9-11-8 on 38 points with a goal difference of -1. Cincinnati took all three points at home on Saturday with a 2-0 victory over Charlotte. Nick Hagglund opened the scoring for FC Cincinnati with s goal in the 38th minute and Luciano Acosta scored Cincinnati's second goal in the 81st minute.
FC Cincinnati ended its run of 10 draws in 13 matches with its victory on Saturday over Charlotte. Cincinnati has lost just one of the last 14 matches in MLS play with three wins and 10 draws going back to early June. Brandon Vasquez is the leading goal scorer for Cincinnati with 16 and Brenner has scored nine. Luciano Acosta is the leader in assists with 11 and Alvaro Barrela has five.