MLS Preseason 2021: Luciano Acosta scores as FC Cincinnati down Chicago Hearth FC

FC Cincinnati clawed back to earn a 2-1 win over Chicago Hearth FC on Saturday afternoon, because the Jap Conference sides met for a preseason conflict in Championsgate, Fla.

Calvin Harris, the No. 2 total choose within the 2021 MLS SuperDraft, poked home the game-winner within the 78th minute. The goal was initially waived off with an offside name, however the head referee overruled his assistant and gave the Wake Forest product his due reward for following up a Brandon Vazquez cross.

Chicago opened a 1-0 lead within the fifteenth minute via proper back Boris Sekulic, who punched home from atop the 18-yard field. Left back Miguel Angel Navarro’s cross bounced out to the Slovakian international, who comfortably finished for an early benefit.

FC Cincinnati’s different goal arrived within the thirty fifth minute via Luciano Acosta, who collected a lofted via ball from Kamohelo Mokotjo earlier than slicing onto his left foot and curling home. Acosta and Brenner, the membership’s two marquee offseason signings, each began for head coach Jaap Stam’s team. Per the published, Jurgen Locadia was out with a small knock. 

FC Cincinnati made near-wholesale adjustments across the hour mark, with everybody however midfield trialist Kyle Scott coming off. The former US youth international is presently with Newcastle, however hasn’t carved out a first-team function and is trying to land in MLS.


  • 15 – CHI – Boris Sekulic
  • 35′ – CIN – Luciano Acosta
  • 78′ – CIN – Calvin Harris

Beginning lineups

Chicago Hearth FC (4-2-3-1, proper to left): Bobby Shuttleworth – Boris Sekulic, Wyatt Omsberg, Jonathan Bornstein, Miguel Angel Navarro – Gaston Gimenez, Johan Kappelhof – Ignacio Aliseda, Luka Stojanovic, Przemyslaw Frankowski – Robert Beric

FC Cincinnati (4-3-3, proper to left): Tyton – Joseph-Claude Gyau, Nick Hagglund, Tom Pettersson, Zico Bailey – Kamohelo Mokotjo, Yuya Kubo, Luciano Acosta – Alvaro Barreal, Brenner, Franko Kovacevic


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