May 26, 2017 USL Toronto FC II--FC Cincinnati vs Toronto FC II game preview (from

Match Preview: Toronto FC II at FC Cincinnati
May 26, 2017
10:28AM EDT
Adam Krueger

Who: Toronto FC II (1-5-4) at FC Cincinnati (3-4-3)
When: Saturday, May 27, 2017. 5:00 PM ET.
Where: Nippert Stadium

Toronto FC II head down to Ohio this weekend to take on FC Cincinnati. A crowd of over 15,000 
is expected at Nippert Stadium on Saturday. 

The Young Reds head into the match following a midweek draw against the Richmond Kickers. 
Toronto FC II continues to look for their first victory since week one of the season. 
FC Cincinnati is fresh off a 2-1 victory over Bethlehem Steel FC, their first win in five matches. 
Cincinnati is currently in the 7th spot in the Eastern Conference. 

Last season FC Cincinnati took both games over the Young Reds by a 2-1 score. First team 
winger Raheem Edwards scored both the goals for the Young Reds, including this Goal of the Year 
candidate in the second match in June. 

“We have to go in there with confidence. We have to be solid defensively, “ said head coach 
Jason Bent when asked about the match in Cincinnati, “ We have to find our moments to keep 
the ball and take the crowd out of it.”

There are no new injuries to report so expect a full squad come Saturday. Captain Mitch Taintor 
could return to the lineup after making his debut with the first team in their Canadian 
Championship match against the Ottawa Fury last week.

For a closer look at this Saturday’s matchup check out the By the Numbers Breakdown. Make sure 
to tune in at for all your matchday coverage and following the action live 
using #CINvTOR on Twitter. 

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