HARRISBURG, Pa. – Eighth-place FC Cincinnati will try to boost its position in the USL Eastern Conference standings on Tuesday night when it visits a Harrisburg City Islanders side looking to build on a big weekend victory as it returns home to FNB Field. Kickoff is set for 6:30 p.m. ET.
Harrisburg City Islanders news and notes
Current record: 7-14-6, 27pts
The City Islanders grabbed a dramatic victory on Saturday night as a stoppage-time goal by Pedro Ribeiro earned a 2-1 victory against Saint Louis FC at Toyota Stadium – Saint Louis.
The victory snapped an eight-game winless streak for Harrisburg, which had last taken victory on July 15 against the Richmond Kickers.
Ribeiro’s goal was his third of the season, and his first since returning from a mid-season injury that hampered Harrisburg’s attack. In the past two outings Harrisburg has scored four goals after being held scoreless for six consecutive games.
City Islanders midfielder Abass Mohammed is third in the league in tackles won with 61, and sixth in the league in duels won with 149.
FC Cincinnati news and notes
Current record: 9-9-8, 35pts
Cincinnati played to a 1-1 draw with the Pittsburgh Riverhounds in its last outing on September 2 at Nippert Stadium, and enters Tuesday’s contest in eighth place in the USL Eastern Conference.
Andrew Wiedeman scored the equalizer for FCC against Pittsburgh, which had taken an early lead at Nippert Stadium.
Goalkeeper Mitch Hildebrandt sits second in the USL with 81 saves this season as the side has recorded only six shutouts in 26 games so far this season.
FCC forward Djiby Fall is tied for the league-lead with five headed goals this season, almost half of his 11 goals in the USL regular season.
Harrisburg – GK: Nick Noble, Brandon Miller, Sean Lewis; D: Griffin Libhart, Travis Brent, Tiago Calvano, Lee Nishanian, Jake Bond, James Thomas, Abass Mohammed, Chris Hill, Shawn McLaws; M: Mouhamed Dabo, Jonny Mendoza, Paul Wilson, Rasheed Olabiyi, Danny DiPrima, John Grosh, Pedro Ribeiro; F: Manolo Sanchez, Aaron Wheeler, Michael Olla, Cardel Benbow, Ropapa Mensah, Fredrick Opoku
Cincinnati – GK: Mitch Hildebrandt, Dan Williams, Dallas Jaye; D: Matt Bahner, Tyler Polak, Harrison Delbridge, Pat McMahon, Austin Berry, Garret Halfhill, Justin Hoyte, Sem de Wit, Kevin Schindler, Mele Temguia, Josu; M: Aodhan Quinn, Kenney Walker, Paul Nicholson, Aaron Walker, Corben Bone, Jimmy McLaughlin, Marco Dominguez; F: Kadeem Dacres, Djiby Fall, Danni König, Kyle Greig, Andrew Wiedeman
Harrisburg – Accumulation warning: Abbas Mohammed
Cincinnati – Accumulation warning: Sem de Wit
REF: JAROSLAV WEREL
AR1: Melvin Holmes
AR2: Mark Treilman
4TH: Michael Guzzetta
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