Louisville City FC lost on the road at rival FC Cincinnati on Wednesday night in the U.S. Open Cup fourth round, 2-1.
LouCity put pressure on early for the majority of the night, taking five shots to FCC’s three. They struggled to place the ball where they wanted though, with four of their five shots going off target.
After nearly 21 minutes of neither team making any headway offensively, FCC scored first as forward Fernendo Adi put it home after stealing the ball from LouCity defender Paco Craig.
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Louisville City got a huge momentim swing only nine minutes later when Magnus Rasmussen’s pass found Lucky Mkosana, who scored to equalize the game.
FCC cranked up their aggression in the second half, taking seven more shots in regulation, but Louisville’s defense kept them in the game. LouCity blocked two shots, and goalkeeper Chris Hubbard contributed two saves as well.
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After a couple of close calls, the second half ended with the game still tied at 1-1.
The two teams played for 30 additional minutes, and that’s when Cincinnati struck. Kekuta Manneh scored 13 minutes into the first half of extra time for the home team, putting FC Cincinnati up, 2-1. FCC would hold on to the lead for the remainder of extra time.
LouCity’s stays on the road, taking on New York Red Bulls II on June 16.