An Seattle Sounders FC team playing at home, with only a few chances of making the playoffs was too hard to FC Cincinnati to beat.
FC Cincinnati did manage to boost its own playoff hopes however.
FC Cincinnati and Seattle played in a 1-1 draw at Lumen Field in Seattle. The Sounders were reduced to 10 men in the closing 20 minutes remaining in the match, battled to win back a goal on a night of desperate.
FCC was in less of a dire circumstance, and which could have been within close proximity to the playoffs in the event of a win, missed last-minute chances to win the draw.
Brenner Souza da Silva’s fifteenth goal in 2022 was scored within the first minute of the game.
However, Seattle who needed to win to ensure a possibility of a postseason run, swapped defense players to make way for attack players as the match wore on. The team failed to score, but did get an equalizer via Freddy Montero in the 58th minute.
Kelyn Rowe’s yellow card at the end of the 70th minute of the match for an inexplicably late tackle at Cincinnati’s Sergio Santos didn’t do much to deter the Sounders final-ditch attempts to score. The hosts were awash and controlled the ball throughout the last moments of the game but they ran out of time.
The draw took FC Cincinnati to 11-8-13 on the yearand moved them into fifth position within the Eastern Conference standings.
Eastern Conference standings
1. Philadelphia Union – 64 points (18-4-10) 32 games played and the maximum score is 70 points. CF Montreal – 59 points (18-9-5) 32 games, maximum points of 64. New York Red Bulls – 50 points (14-10-8) 32 games played and maximal points of 56. New York City FC – 49 points (14-11-7) 32 games, maximum 55 points5. FC Cincinnati – 46 points (11-8-13) 32 games the maximum score is 52 points. Orlando City SC – 45 points (13-12-6) 31 games and maximum points of 54. Inter Miami CF – 42 points (12-13-6) and 31 games, maximum points-8. Columbus Crew – 42 points (9-7-15) (31 games) and 51 maximum points9. Atlanta United – 40 points (10-12-10) 32 games, with 46 maximum points10. Charlotte FC – 38 points (12-17-2) 31 games with the maximum score is 47 points. New England Revolution – 38 points (9-12-11) 32 games and the score was 44 (Chicago, Toronto and D.C. United eliminated from playoffs)