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Konig tallies in FC Cincinnati's road loss at Charlotte

Konig tallies in FC Cincinnati's road loss at Charlotte (FC Cincinnati)

MATTHEWS, N.C. (WKRC) – Eastern Conference leader FC Cincinnati suffered its first road loss of the season, falling to the Charlotte Independence, 4-1, on Saturday night at the Sportsplex at Matthews.

After going into the halftime break down 2-0, FCC’s Danni König cut the Independence’s lead to one at 2-1 just after halftime. However, the hosts responded six minutes later to re-stake a two-goal lead before closing the door with an 87th-minute goal.

FC Cincinnati (5-2-2, 17 pts.) moved to 4-1-1 on the road this season after posting an undefeated mark through their first five away contests. Charlotte (3-3-2, 11 pts.) snapped a five-game winless streak with the victory.

FCC returns to the field on Wednesday, May 16, when the Orange and Blue hosts National Premiere Soccer League entry Detroit City FC in the second round of the U.S. Open Cup. The 7:30 p.m. game at Gettler Stadium is sold out but the match will be streamed at ussoccer.com and fccincinnati.com.

Next Saturday, May 19, Cincinnati returns to its USL league schedule when the team hosts North Carolina FC for a “Black Out” game at Nippert Stadium. First kick is set for 7:30 p.m., and both tickets and special-edition “Black Out” gear is available at fccincinnati.com

Information provided by FC Cincinnati.

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