On Saturday, Charlotte played Cincinnati in the Eastern Conference decider to pursue a second straight win. Cincinnati lost 2-0 to Charlotte on Saturday night. For Charlotte, this loss ended the third streak in MLS club history. Cincinnati overtook Charlotte at halftime but showed only disappointment coupled with a lack of balls. FC Cincinnati was ahead in the first five minutes before the goal in the Charlotte counterattack. FC Cincinnati conceded a goal in the 6th minute in the Charlotte counterattack and again on the 55th free kick in the Windy Evening in North Carolina.
Cincinnati had scored five goals in 2 games in a row and conceded eight this season before Saturday night. Charlotte, who was 12th in the table, had scored four goals and conceded seven. Charlotte had one win and three losses in their first four MLS games, scoring four goals and conceding seven in that time. Charlotte in MLS has been slow on the offensive side, scoring one goal in their first three games. That’s why Charlotte’s first clean sheet in a 2-0 win over Cincinnati was so important to this young team, which conceded seven goals in its first four games.
Charlotte won their first MLS, beating the New England Revolution 3-1, while the Orange and Blues eliminated Inter Miami by the same scoreline. Miguel Angel Ramirez insists that Charlotte won’t let themselves get carried away after picking up their first MLS win, focusing on Cincinnati’s Saturday trip to Cincinnati.
Charlotte goalkeeper Christian Kahlina received the same honour on Saturday as Karol Swiderski did last week when he eliminated Cincinnati on case after case. Karol Swiderski was Charlotte’s Player of the Hour the previous weekend against New England, scoring the opening goal and then scoring the game-winning goal three minutes after Carles Gil drew from a point. Ben Bender converted goal insurance to witness the victory.
Charlotte got two goals from Polish forward Karol Swiderski as the hosts beat Cincinnati 2-0 on Saturday at Bank of America Stadium in front of a claimed 30,242 spectators. Cincinnati (2-0-3, 6 points) escaped the Queen City cold by moving south to Charlotte. Cincinnati played Charlotte in an attempt to extend their two-game winning streak. Still, it was quickly humiliated by an expansion team who rode a wave of Karol Sviderskis’ double to create their two-game streak. Cincinnati was not the Cincinnati that lost their first two games to Austin and DC United 5-0 and 1-0, but the one that recovered by winning the last two games over Orlando and Inter Miami” with a score of 2:1 and 3:1.
Charlotte FC will visit Philadelphia in the next game of their debut season. Will they be able to get their first away win by beating them?.