Second-half surge sends Cincinnati to 3-1 victory over Union
CINCINNATI (AP) Brandon Vazquez, Brenner Souza da Silva and Alvaro Barreal scored second-half goals and FC Cincinnati defeated the Philadelphia Union 3-1 on Saturday.
Vazquez put Cincinnati up 1-0 in the 50th minute with his 14th goal of the season and Brenner Souza da Silva pushed the lead to 2-0 with a goal five minutes later. Barreal scored in the 71st minute to cap the scoring for Cincinnati (8-8-8).
Philadelphia (12-3-9) averted a shutout in just its third loss of the season when Paxten Aaronson scored in the 77th minute.
Roman Celentano made one save for Cincinnati. Andre Blake totaled four saves for the Union.
Vazquez and Austin FC's Sebastian Driussi are tied for the goals lead. Driussi played later Saturday.
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Updated August 6, 2022