Wednesday, February 8

Luciano Acosta, Brenner combine to left FC Cincinnati past Orlando City SC, 1-0

It was going to take something special to beat Orlando City SC goalkeeper Pedro Gallese, and Luciano Acosta obliged. 

Gallese, the starter for Peru’s senior men’s national team, was dominating Friday’s match against FC Cincinnati at TQL Stadium and stymied the hosts until Acosta, a second half substitute, facilitated a breakthrough. 

In the 64th minute, Acosta forced Gallese into a lunging save. But then Acosta gathered his rebound and fed the ball across the face of the goal mouth to Brenner Souza da Silva, whose simple tap-in was his first goal of 2022.

Brenner’s score was also the deciding tally in FC Cincinnati’s 1-0 victory against an Orlando side that entered the match in fourth place in Major League Soccer’s Eastern Conference. 

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