FC Cincinnati steamrolls Portland Timbers in MLS home opener

The first home match for FC Cincinnati in Major League Soccer couldn’t have gone much better.

The Orange and Blue blanked the Portland Timbers 3-0 before a sold-out crowd at Nippert Stadium on the campus of the University of Cincinnati.

Kendall Waston scored in the 15th minute to make it 1-0 and Alan Cruz and Mathieu Deplagne added second-half goals.

“It’s a special for the city of the Cincinnati,” FC Cincinnati coach Alan Koch told ESPN after the game. “It’s a huge day for our club and I’m glad our players embraced the opportunity.”

FC Cincinnati (1-1-1) returns to action next Sunday at New England Revolution.

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