Saief, Manneh extend FC Cincinnati’s impressive start
FC Cincinnati looks like it isn’t the walkover many experts were predicting it’d be, extending its unbeaten run to three matches with a 2-0 win over defense-free New England on Sunday.
Kekuta Manneh and Kenny Saief set each other up for goals as the expansion side moved to 2-1-1 through four matches.
Brad Friedel’s New England now has one point through four matches.
Teal Bunbury nearly took advantage of slow-to-react-at-the-back Cincinnati but punched a wide-open look way over the frame.
And after Emmanuel Ledesma just missed with a few bids from distance, FCC made his threats proper foreshadowing albeit from in-tight.
USMNT winger Kenny Saief slotted ball into the mixer that Manneh slotted for 1-0 before halftime.
Cincinnati goalkeeper Spencer Richey made a pair of outstanding stops on Carles Gil and Diego Fagundez around the hour mark to keep the advantage in tact.
Saief made it 2-0 in the 65th minute, a disorganized Revolution losing track of the former Anderlecht man.