FC Cincinnati dominated statistics in 2-0 loss to Colorado Rapids

For FC Cincinnati, selling the idea of progress within the context of losing, and with 27 matches still to play, has proved challenging.

That was again the task for the club following its statistically dominant showing in a 2-0 defeat Saturday at TQL Stadium against the Colorado Rapids.

FC Cincinnati out-shot, out-chanced, out-passed, out-possessed and generally played more attractively than the visitors, who took all three points off the hosts in the first-ever sellout (25,054) at TQL Stadium.

Here are some of the highlights from FCC's side of the box score:

  • 54 percent possession versus 46 percent for Colorado
  • 22 shots (seven on-target) versus seven shots (two on-target) for Colorado
  • 85.3% passing accuracy vs. 82% for the Rapids and more passes attempted
  • Fewer fouls (eight vs. 14), more corner kicks (six vs. four) and fewer cautions (two vs. four)
FC Cincinnati and Colorado Rapids players fight for position during a corner kick in an MLS soccer match, Saturday, June 19, 2021, at TQL Stadium in Cincinnati.
The Colorado Rapids defeated FC Cincinnati 2-0.

Rapids goalkeeper William Yarbrough was on the wrong end of an FCC shooting gallery, and all of Cincinnati's biggest and newest stars took part.

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By the game's end, FC Cincinnati head coach Jaap Stam could only say it was "unbelievable that we are sitting here on our side and we haven't scored a goal."

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