FC Cincinnati secures its first MLS Cup playoff berth

WASHINGTON, D.C. – FC Cincinnati’s turnaround in 2022 was once polished off by way of clinching the membership’s first Major League Soccer postseason berth at the ultimate day of its fourth season within the league.

FC Cincinnati’s assault left room for no doubt Sunday at Audi Field in opposition to D.C. United.

Cincinnati led 3-0 by way of the twenty fourth minute, 4-1 at halftime by way of a hat trick by way of Brenner Souza da Silva and gained, 5-2, earlier than a sold-out Audi Field crowd on MLS Decision Day.

After beginning the day in a win-and-in state of affairs relative to the playoff image, FC Cincinnati’s perfect ever steady season marketing campaign wrapped up on a 12-9-13 report. That was once excellent sufficient for 49 issues within the standings and a fifth-place end within the league’s Eastern Conference.

Oct 9, 2022; Washington, District of Columbia, USA; FC Cincinnati forward Brenner (9) reacts after scoring a goal against D.C. United during the first half for their fourth goal of the game at Audi Field.

Consequently, and after the opposite fits within the east went ultimate, FCC earned a first-round playoff event in opposition to New York Red Bulls, a staff it two times tied with within the steady season, subsequent week at Red Bull Arena.

MLS officers may verify playoff dates and get started instances as early as Sunday night time, and FC Cincinnati can also be assured of its probabilities because the No. 5 seed.

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