Alvaro Barreal leads in shots, hasn’t reached ceiling

FC Cincinnati midfielder Alvaro Barreal (31) defends against Colorado Rapids midfielder Cole Bassett (26) in the second half of the MLS match between FC Cincinnati and Colorado Rapids on Saturday, June 19, 2021, at TQL Stadium in West End.

In FC Cincinnati’s 2-0 loss to Colorado on Saturday, Alvaro Barreal didn't shy down to the  goaltending of William Yarbrough.

It started in the 34th minute. Barreal secured a pass from Luciano Acosta, kicked it once in front of him and then fired a shot off his left foot. The ball caught air as it curved its way towards the goal, until it was blocked.

Then again, in the 51st minute, Barreal made his way up to scoring position with time to think before Colorado defenders bombarded his view of the goal. He took the shot for himself, but the Colorado defense made the block.

Finally, in the 89th minute, Barreal headed a ball towards the crossbar in a final attempt to avoid a shut out on FCC's home field. Fans held their breath, until Yarbrough ricocheted this one over the goal. 

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