FC Cincinnati chasing playoff revenge on Union

FC Cincinnati and the Philadelphia Union meet for the second consecutive season in the Eastern Conference semifinals, this time with top-seeded Cincinnati playing host thanks to a monster 69-point regular season. Both teams have dealt with extended breaks after sweeping their best-of-three conference quarterfinal series. And each one is dealing with key absences because of those quarterfinal games. Fourth-seeded Philadelphia will be without left back Kai Wagner for the second game of a three-game suspension

‘Optimistic’ Red Bulls bid to subdue top-seed FC Cincinnati

The New York Red Bulls don’t have much time to rediscover their offense. The Red Bulls were blanked in the series opener and are facing elimination when they entertain top-seeded FC Cincinnati on Saturday night at Harrison, N.J. Cincinnati prevailed 3-0 on Sunday in the first match of the best-of-three series and will be looking to clinch an Eastern Conference semifinal berth. No. 8 seed New York had a 16-9 edge in shots in Game

Great expectations for FC Cincinnati in playoffs vs. Red Bulls

FC Cincinnati have been the hunted all season and they know it’ll be more of the same when they host the New York Red Bulls in the first match of their best-of-three series in the MLS Cup Playoffs on Sunday. Cincinnati earned the Supporters’ Shield as the top team in the MLS table in its fifth season in the league. “This is now the first time we’ll go into a playoff scenario where you’re probably

Atlanta United view FC Cincinnati tilt as playoff prep

Atlanta United are battling for seeding in the MLS Cup Playoffs as they travel to face FC Cincinnati for Decision Day on Saturday. Atlanta (13-9-11, 50 points) enters the match in sixth in the Eastern Conference but could finish anywhere from fifth to seventh in the table. The Five Stripes have never lost in Cincinnati (2-0-2) but are 3-6-7 in away matches this season. Atlanta’s last road victory came on Aug. 20 at the Seattle

Inter Miami await word on Lionel Messi’s status vs. FC Cincinnati

Time almost has run out for Inter Miami to qualify for the MLS Cup Playoffs, so all eyes will turn to Lionel Messi when the club hosts FC Cincinnati on Saturday in Fort Lauderdale, Fla. Messi aggravated a scar tissue injury in his leg on Sept. 7 when playing for Argentina in a World Cup qualifying match. He tried to play in Miami’s win over Toronto FC on Sept. 20 but exited after 37 minutes

FC Cincinnati, chasing history, welcome Red Bulls

Even with the Supporters’ Shield already clinched, FC Cincinnati have plenty to play for in the final weeks of the regular season. Meanwhile, the New York Red Bulls have little margin for error in their quest to make the playoffs. With the MLS single-season points record in sight, Cincinnati tries for a third consecutive victory on Wednesday night against the visiting Red Bulls. Cincinnati (19-4-8, 65 points) secured the franchise’s first Supporters Shield as the