Acosta and Nwobodo contribute goals; Cincinnati comes back to beat Red Bulls 2-1

2023-07-13 05:46:01

Argentina’s Luciano Acosta converted a late penalty and Obina Nwobodo scored in stoppage time as Cincinnati beat the New York Red Bulls 2-1 on Saturday to retain their lead in the MLS Eastern Conference.

Omir Fernández scored from a penalty following 28 minutes and the Red Bulls went into the break with the slightest advantage. It was Fernández’s third goal of the campaign.

Acosta responded with his goal from 11 steps in the 80th minute to equalize the score. Obinna achieved his second goal of the season, at the third minute of discount.

Acosta’s goal allowed him to reach 11 this season, the third most in the league.

Cincinnati has lost just one of its last nine games. Thus, he reached 48 points, with which he leads his conference and the MLS.

For its part, the New York team stayed at 26 units and is eleventh.

The New England Revolution is second in the East, with 40 points, following beating Atlanta United 2-1.

In the Western Conference, the leader is St. Louis, but Los Angeles FC thrashed it on the day and came close. Mexican Carlos Vela and Stipe Biuk scored in a 10-minute stretch late in the match, and the Los Angeles team prevailed by a 3-0 win.

LAFC has never lost to expansion teams. He has beaten them seven times, by a cumulative score of 16-1.

Vela scored the first goal of the game and his seventh of the season, following 72 minutes, with a pass from Ecuadorian José Cifuentes. Biuk reached two goals in the campaign and Cifuentes scored for the first time.

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LAFC reached 36 points, two less than St. Louis.

In a game that was interrupted on July 4 by a thunderstorm, the Portland Timbers and Colorado Rapids ended up to a scoreless draw.

For their part, Ecuadorian Pedro Vite and Venezuelan Sergio Córdova scored in the Vancouver Whitecaps’ 2-1 victory over Austin.

Also on Wednesday, Real Salt Lake tied Sporting Kansas City 2-2; Philadelphia Union beat Nashville 2-0; the San Jose Earthquakes beat the Seattle Sounders 2-0; Minnesota United beat the Houston Dynamo 3-0; the Chicago Fire thrashed Montreal by the same score.

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