May 27, 2017 USL Toronto FC II--FC Cincinnati vs Toronto FC II game recap (from

18,214 See Cincinnati Edge Past Toronto
By NICHOLAS MURRAY -, 05/28/17, 12:43AM EDT 

König’s third goal in two games gives FCC back-to-back victories

CINCINNATI – Danni König scored his third goals in the past two games as FC Cincinnati 
earned a 1-0 victory against Toronto FC II in front of 18,214 fans at Nippert Stadium 
on Saturday night. Neither side threatened much early, but Cincinnati (4-4-3, 15pts) took 
the lead in the 18th minute when a cross from the left by Tyler Polak got through the 
six-yard area and found Danni König at the back post for close-range header. 
Toronto (1-6-4, 7pts) began to look more dangerous as the half went on, and got 
a good chance to equalize when Shaan Hundal was slipped into the right side of the 
penalty area, only for FCC goalkeeper Mitch Hildebrandt to save. TFC II again went 
close early in the second half when a corner from the left came to Luis Pereira, 
and his shot from 14 yards deflected and was cleared off the line by Polak. Hundal then 
hit the post after being slid in behind the FCC defense after a good through-ball 
by Sergio Camargo in the 63rd minute, while FCC’s Austin Berry almost added to his 
side’s lead on a surging run forward after picking off a pass in the center circle. 
Toronto’s late pressure didn’t create a clear chance for an equalizer, though, 
as FCC earned back-to-back wins for the first time this season.

 18’ – CIN – Danni König (Tyler Polak)
•#CINvTOR: Full Match and Opta Box Score

Three Things That Matter:

•1. The change of scenery that was afforded Danni König by his move to FC Cincinnati 
continued to pay off for FCC as the Danish striker scored his third goal in the 
past two games to give Cincinnati back-to-back league wins for the first time 
this season. With the similarity between the two forwards’ styles, it’s also going 
to pose an interesting conundrum for Cincinnati Alan Koch as to what the play 
is when Djiby Fall is available after completing his six-game league suspension. 
Wednesday’s Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup game with Louisville could provide a clue 
with Fall eligible to suit up.

•2. Toronto again was unable to find the net, but the manner the team played 
on Saturday evening should give the side hope that a turnaround is coming in the 
attacking third. Shaan Hundal was positive throughout, and unlucky not to find 
an equalizer in the 63rd minute as he broke FCC’s high line and saw his effort 
hit the post. Toronto finished with more shots than its hosts as its midfield 
linked well throughout the second half, and could be dangerous to its next 
few opponents.

•3. Cincinnati is now back close to where it was expected to be in the USL’s 
Eastern Conference standings at the start of the season, but after taking two 
home wins against teams it would have been expected to get results against the 
upcoming week could give a bigger view of how this season could end for 
Head Coach Alan Koch’s side. Hosting River Cities rival Louisville City FC 
in the Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup with a home game against Columbus Crew SC the 
reward for the winner, and a trip to face the Rochester Rhinos next Saturday 
night will be two major tests for FCC to come through. Man of the Match

Tyler Polak, FC Cincinnati – Polak recorded the assist on the only goal 
of the game, and made a goal-line clearance to make it stand as the winner, 
as FCC earned victory.

Upcoming Games:
FC Cincinnati at Rochester Rhinos – June 3, 6:05 p.m. ET, Capelli Sport Stadium
Toronto FC II at Saint Louis FC – June 2, 8:30 p.m. ET, Toyota Stadium – Saint Louis

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