Gustavo Vallecilla scored the decisive goal in the 86th minute when FC Cincinnati scored two goals in 16 minutes and stunned CF Montreal to their first win of the season 2-1 on Saturday in Fort Lauderdale, Florida.
With the 1-1 draw, defender Vallecilla headed home a brilliant long cross from Ronald Matarrita in his second MLS appearance to finally give Cincinnati (1-3-1, 4 points). the much-needed win and a 0-7-1 road slide from September.
Meanwhile, it’s a potentially devastating result for Montreal (2-3-2, 8 points) who dominated the first 65+ minutes of the game but couldn’t hold out. After missing a couple of key chances in the first half, Montreal finally made it through in the 56th minute. Romell Quioto pushed the ball into the box, unbalancing the Cincinnati defense and crossing Djordje Mihailovic for an easy goal and a 1-0 lead.
However, the Montreal defense weakened, allowing Cincinnati FC to regain life. After initially defending a corner from Cincinnati, Montreal couldn’t clear the ball, which eventually found the head of Jürgen Locadia, who equalized in the 70th minute.
After about 10 minutes of play, Montreal held the majority of possession in the first half and had their first real chance to score when Erik Hurtado’s shot from the right was saved by Cincinnati goalkeeper Kenneth Vermeer after 25 minutes. Montreal followed 14 minutes later with a dot black header from Victor Wanyama, which Vermeer easily saved.
Quioto seized a golden opportunity to tackle Vermeer in the final minutes of the first half when his shot into an open net hit the near post surprisingly wide.
Cincinnati’s best chance of scoring in the first half came in the 43rd when it was found the visitors had scored, but the game was offside.
– Field level media