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CINCINNATI – Aodhan Quinn scored the equalizer against his former club as a crowd of 20,437 fans saw FC Cincinnati and Louisville City FC play to a 1-1 draw at Nippert Stadium in the River Cities Cup on Saturday night. The game opened evenly, but Louisville grabbed the lead in the 20th minute when Brian Ownby scored his first goal for the club with a pin-point turn past his marker and finish that caromed in off the left post from 25 yards out. Cincinati almost equalized five minutes before halftime, but Matt Bahner’s first-time shot from 30 yards was tipped over by Louisville goalkeeper Tim Dobrowolski. The hosts also went close just past the hour-mark as Austin Berry’s flicked header from a corner kick was headed off the line by Louisville’s Niall McCabe at the back post. With Cincinnati pressing for an equalizer, Louisville looked to hit on the break, and FCC goalkeeper Mitch Hildebrandt made a good save to deny George Davis IV. Set pieces continued to provide big opportunities for FCC as Corben Bone was denied by a good block at close range off a free kick, but Quinn's turning strike after the ball fell to him on a loose play from 10 yards with 11 minutes ended up pulling the hosts level. Cincinnati was reduced to 10 men with five minutes to go when USL leading scorer Djiby Fall was sent off for a dangerous challenge, but Louisville was unable to take advantage of its late man-advantage as honors ended even.
20’ – LOU – Brian Ownby (Kyle Smith)
79’ – CIN – Aodhan Quinn
Three Things That Matter:
USLSoccer.com Man of the Match
Aodhan Quinn, Louisville City FC – Quinn’s equalizer earned the hosts a point for a second consecutive game as he capped a good overall performance with an opportunistic finish.
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