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Twitter Reaction: FC Cincy knocks Riverhounds out

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The Pittsburgh Riverhounds battled FC Cincinnati, showing plenty of grit and determination, but not enough on the attacking front, as they fell to the MLS club, 3-1, in the Quarterfinal Round of the Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup at TQL Stadium.

The match remained scoreless at the half, despite the Hounds losing a pair of important attacking players, forward Albert Dikwa, who went down with a pretty painful shoulder injury, and midfielder Robbie Mertz late in the half.

The Riverhounds enjoyed a memorable run in the competition and, as a second-tier club from the USL Championship, upset two MLS clubs but lost to Cincinnati after conceding goals for the first time in three matches.

The first FCC goal came in the 58th minute, and it wasn’t without controversy, as Brandon Vazquez scored on a feed by captain Luciano Acosta, as the Riverhounds defenders pleaded for an offside call.

In the 71st minute, second-half substitute Alvaro Barreal smashed home a highlight-reel, left-footed volley from about 20 yards out off a corner kick by Acosta.

FC Cincinnati’s Brandon Vazquez scored on a feed by captain Luciano Acosta in the 56th minute to five FCC the lead it needed.

In second-half added time, Santiago Arias headed in his first FC Cincinnati goal for 3-0. Pittsburgh added a consolation goal quickly after the Arias tally, as second half sub, Tola Showunmi scored his first goal as a Hound.

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