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D.C. United vs. FC Cincinnati 7/31/2021 Major League Soccer Soccer Picks, Prediction, and Preview

D.C. United clashes with FC Cincinnati on 7/31/2021.

D.C. United clashes with FC Cincinnati in a Major League Soccer match. D.C. United with a record of 3.0-4.0-7.0 this season comes into this game with a 3.0-2.0-4.0 record on the road. FC Cincinnati is 3.0-4.0-7.0 this season and is 0.0-2.0-3.0 at home.

It has been a mixed bag in the past five matches for D.C. United and it is an opportunity to get rolling. An opportunity presents itself in this road match. The bitter taste of disappointment is in the mouths of FC Cincinnati after their previous game, which was a loss. However, there is an opportunity for redemption at home against D.C. United.

It has been a mixed bag in the past five games for FC Cincinnati and it is an opportunity to get rolling. The bitter taste of disappointment is in the mouths of FC Cincinnati after their previous game, which was a loss. However, there is an opportunity for redemption at home against D.C. United.

The D.C. United Roster

The Players to Watch for the D.C. United

Julian Gressel DF

As a shooter, Julian Gressel had nan shots fired this season. His role is to not be a scoring threat, defenses are shutting him down quite easily and/or he is just a passive player when it comes to scoring attempts. Julian Gressel has nan shots on target this season. Shots on target are a rarity for him, maybe he will fare better with his number of shots, shot selection or shot accuracy.

As a scorer, Julian Gressel had 13 goals this season. He is considered of the top goal scorers in the league. When it comes to setting up scoring opportunities for his D.C. United teammates, Julian Gressel had 0 assists this season. He is generally not involved in setting his teammates for scoring opportunities.

Julian Gressel has 0 Yellow Cards this season. Julian Gressel has 0 Red Cards this season. He has committed None fouls this season. He has drawn None fouls this season in Major League Soccer action.

Brendan Hines-Ike DF

As a shooter, Brendan Hines-Ike had nan shots fired this season. His role is to not be a scoring threat, defenses are shutting him down quite easily and/or he is just a passive player when it comes to scoring attempts. Brendan Hines-Ike has nan shots on target this season. Shots on target are a rarity for him, maybe he will fare better with his number of shots, shot selection or shot accuracy.

Brendan Hines-Ike has 10 goals scored this season. He falls in the middle as a scorer. When it comes to setting up scoring opportunities for his D.C. United teammates, Brendan Hines-Ike had 1 assists this season. He is an average offensive contributor as far as his ability to set up his teammates for scoring opportunities.

Brendan Hines-Ike has 0 Yellow Cards this season. Brendan Hines-Ike has 0 Red Cards this season. He has committed None fouls this season. He has drawn None fouls this season in Major League Soccer action.

Junior Moreno MF

Junior Moreno has nan shots fired this season. His role is to not be a scoring threat, defenses are shutting him down quite easily and/or he is just a passive player when it comes to scoring attempts. Not all shots reach the goalkeeper, but Junior Moreno had nan shots on target this season. Shots on target are a rarity for him, maybe he will fare better with his number of shots, shot selection or shot accuracy.

Junior Moreno has 9 goals scored this season. He falls in the middle as a scorer. Junior Moreno has 0 assists this season. He is generally not involved in setting his teammates for scoring opportunities.

Junior Moreno has 0 Yellow Cards this season. Junior Moreno has 0 Red Cards this season. He has committed None fouls this season. He has drawn None fouls this season in Major League Soccer action.

Tony Alfaro DF

As a shooter, Tony Alfaro had nan shots fired this season. His role is to not be a scoring threat, defenses are shutting him down quite easily and/or he is just a passive player when it comes to scoring attempts. Tony Alfaro has nan shots on target this season. Shots on target are a rarity for him, maybe he will fare better with his number of shots, shot selection or shot accuracy.

Tony Alfaro has 10 goals scored this season. He falls in the middle as a scorer. Tony Alfaro has 1 assists this season. He is an average offensive contributor as far as his ability to set up his teammates for scoring opportunities.

Tony Alfaro has 0 Yellow Cards this season. Tony Alfaro has 0 Red Cards this season. He has committed None fouls this season. He has drawn None fouls this season in Major League Soccer action.

Andy Najar DF

Andy Najar has nan shots fired this season. His role is to not be a scoring threat, defenses are shutting him down quite easily and/or he is just a passive player when it comes to scoring attempts. Andy Najar has nan shots on target this season. Shots on target are a rarity for him, maybe he will fare better with his number of shots, shot selection or shot accuracy.

Andy Najar has 10 goals scored this season. He falls in the middle as a scorer. When it comes to setting up scoring opportunities for his D.C. United teammates, Andy Najar had 0 assists this season. He is generally not involved in setting his teammates for scoring opportunities.

Andy Najar has 0 Yellow Cards this season. Andy Najar has 0 Red Cards this season. He has committed None fouls this season. He has drawn None fouls this season in Major League Soccer action.

The FC Cincinnati Roster

The Players to Watch for the FC Cincinnati

Brenner FW

Brenner has nan shots fired this season. His role is to not be a scoring threat, defenses are shutting him down quite easily and/or he is just a passive player when it comes to scoring attempts. Not all shots reach the goalkeeper, but Brenner had nan shots on target this season. Shots on target are a rarity for him, maybe he will fare better with his number of shots, shot selection or shot accuracy.

Brenner has 13 goals scored this season. He is considered of the top goal scorers in the league. When it comes to setting up scoring opportunities for his FC Cincinnati teammates, Brenner had 3 assists this season. He is considered one of the top set-up players for his teammates in the league, he distributes the ball well.

Brenner has 1 Yellow Cards this season. Brenner has 1 Red Cards this season. He has committed None fouls this season. He has drawn None fouls this season in Major League Soccer action.

Joe Gyau DF

Joe Gyau has nan shots fired this season. His role is to not be a scoring threat, defenses are shutting him down quite easily and/or he is just a passive player when it comes to scoring attempts. Not all shots reach the goalkeeper, but Joe Gyau had nan shots on target this season. Shots on target are a rarity for him, maybe he will fare better with his number of shots, shot selection or shot accuracy.

As a scorer, Joe Gyau had 14 goals this season. He is considered of the top goal scorers in the league. When it comes to setting up scoring opportunities for his FC Cincinnati teammates, Joe Gyau had 0 assists this season. He is generally not involved in setting his teammates for scoring opportunities.

Joe Gyau has 0 Yellow Cards this season. Joe Gyau has 0 Red Cards this season. He has committed None fouls this season. He has drawn None fouls this season in Major League Soccer action.

Álvaro Barreal FW,MF

As a shooter, Álvaro Barreal had nan shots fired this season. His role is to not be a scoring threat, defenses are shutting him down quite easily and/or he is just a passive player when it comes to scoring attempts. Not all shots reach the goalkeeper, but Álvaro Barreal had nan shots on target this season. Shots on target are a rarity for him, maybe he will fare better with his number of shots, shot selection or shot accuracy.

As a scorer, Álvaro Barreal had 10 goals this season. He falls in the middle as a scorer. Álvaro Barreal has 3 assists this season. He is considered one of the top set-up players for his teammates in the league, he distributes the ball well.

Álvaro Barreal has 0 Yellow Cards this season. Álvaro Barreal has 0 Red Cards this season. He has committed None fouls this season. He has drawn None fouls this season in Major League Soccer action.

Yuya Kubo MF

Yuya Kubo has nan shots fired this season. His role is to not be a scoring threat, defenses are shutting him down quite easily and/or he is just a passive player when it comes to scoring attempts. Yuya Kubo has nan shots on target this season. Shots on target are a rarity for him, maybe he will fare better with his number of shots, shot selection or shot accuracy.

As a scorer, Yuya Kubo had 11 goals this season. He falls in the middle as a scorer. When it comes to setting up scoring opportunities for his FC Cincinnati teammates, Yuya Kubo had 0 assists this season. He is generally not involved in setting his teammates for scoring opportunities.

Yuya Kubo has 0 Yellow Cards this season. Yuya Kubo has 0 Red Cards this season. He has committed None fouls this season. He has drawn None fouls this season in Major League Soccer action.

Luciano Acosta MF

Luciano Acosta has nan shots fired this season. His role is to not be a scoring threat, defenses are shutting him down quite easily and/or he is just a passive player when it comes to scoring attempts. Luciano Acosta has nan shots on target this season. Shots on target are a rarity for him, maybe he will fare better with his number of shots, shot selection or shot accuracy.

Luciano Acosta has 12 goals scored this season. He is considered of the top goal scorers in the league. Luciano Acosta has 4 assists this season. He is considered one of the top set-up players for his teammates in the league, he distributes the ball well.

Luciano Acosta has 0 Yellow Cards this season. Luciano Acosta has 0 Red Cards this season. He has committed None fouls this season. He has drawn None fouls this season in Major League Soccer action.

D.C. United Team Stats

The D.C. United Offensive Stats and Metrics

Per 90 minutes of action in non-penalty situations, D.C. United was able to score 1.13 goals. This is an inconsistent offense that is capable of showing potency. Per 90 minutes of action in non-penalty situations, D.C. United was able to score 1.07 goals off assists. This offense finds ways to score by sharing the ball and that is quite nice to watch.

Per 90 minutes of action in non-penalty situations, D.C. United was able to score on 0.30 of their shots on target. The quality of the shots on goal and the accuracy of these shots are inconsistent.

D.C. United attempted 3.8 shots on goal (penalty kicks excluded) per 90 minutes of regulation and stoppage action. This offense falls in the middle when it comes to the number of shots on goal they take per game. If you think we have not discussed their ability to get shots on goal enough, you are wrong. D.C. United attempts more shots than their shots on target, often they are altered by defenders and from all their shots 28.5% of their shots ended up requiring a goalkeeper challenge. The shots are not reaching the goalkeeper enough, they must improve.

D.C. United Defensive Stats and Metrics

D.C. United gave up 0.93 goals per 90 minutes of action in non-penalty situations. There is nothing remarkable about their defensive effort. This is a generally average defense. When it comes to the stress put on goalkeepers, 2.87 shots were saved by D.C. United goalkeepers this season on a per 90 minute basis. Shot prevention is the best first step to goal prevention. D.C. United truly gets it when it comes to this concept.

D.C. United goalkeepers were able to keep shots on goal from getting into the net 58.1% of the time. Shots on goal tend to become goals against this porous defense and goalkeeping unit. When it comes to the clean sheet percentage, 33.3% of games resulted in a clean sheet for D.C. United. Their ability to shut opponents out is extremely strong.



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D.C. United Utility Stats

FC Cincinnati tried 7.29 crosses per 90 minutes of action. FC Cincinnati is in the top 98 percentile in crosses per 90 minutes. Per 90 minutes of action, FC Cincinnati had 14.93 interceptions. FC Cincinnati is in the top 13 percentile in intercepted passes per 90 minutes. Per 90 minutes of action, FC Cincinnati commits 13.29 fouls. FC Cincinnati is in the top 50 percentile in fouls committed per 90 minutes. FC Cincinnati drew 14.14 fouls per 90 minutes of action. FC Cincinnati is in the top 27 percentile in fouls drawn per 90 minutes. Per 90 minutes of action, FC Cincinnati committed an offside 2.14 times. FC Cincinnati is in the top 77 percentile in offside calls against them.

FC Cincinnati Team Stats

The FC Cincinnati Offensive Stats and Metrics

FC Cincinnati scored 1.14 goals per 90 minutes of action in non-penalty situations. This is an inconsistent offense that is capable of showing potency. FC Cincinnati scored those goals off assists 82.0% of the time, which in per 90 minutes terms came out to 0.93 assists. This offense does not always score off an assist, but they sometimes have more heroic moments.

FC Cincinnati converted on 0.27 of attempted shots on goal. The quality of the shots on goal and the accuracy of these shots are inconsistent.

Since we are discussing shots on goal, FC Cincinnati attempts 4.29 shots on target per 90 minutes of regulation. This offense falls in the middle when it comes to the number of shots on goal they take per game. If you think we have not discussed their ability to get shots on goal enough, you are wrong. FC Cincinnati attempts more shots than their shots on target, often they are altered by defenders and from all their shots 36.4% of their shots ended up requiring a goalkeeper challenge. They are among the best at ensuring that their shots reach the goalkeeper and striking fear in the hearts of opposing fans.

FC Cincinnati Defensive Stats and Metrics

Per 90 minutes of action in non-penalty situations, FC Cincinnati was able to hold opponents to 2.0 goals. The defensive effort has been pitiful, maybe it will improve, but this is not working. Nobody should be proud of this. When it comes to the stress put on goalkeepers, 5.43 shots were saved by FC Cincinnati goalkeepers this season on a per 90 minute basis. This defense plays with fire far too often due to their inability to prevent shots on goal.

FC Cincinnati goalkeepers were able to keep shots on goal from getting into the net 63.2% of the time. The struggles are real when it comes to defending shots on target. FC Cincinnati goalkeepers were able to get a clean sheet 14.3% of the time. This defense and goalkeeping crew is capable of having a clean sheet, the consistency is just not there.

FC Cincinnati Utility Stats

Per 90 minutes of action, FC Cincinnati had 7.29 crosses of the ball on the pitch. FC Cincinnati is in the top 98 percentile in crosses per 90 minutes. Per 90 minutes of action, FC Cincinnati had 14.93 interceptions. FC Cincinnati is in the top 13 percentile in intercepted passes per 90 minutes. Per 90 minutes of action, FC Cincinnati commits 13.29 fouls. FC Cincinnati is in the top 50 percentile in fouls committed per 90 minutes. FC Cincinnati drew 14.14 fouls per 90 minutes of action. FC Cincinnati is in the top 27 percentile in fouls drawn per 90 minutes. FC Cincinnati had opportunities spoiled by offside calls 2.14 times per 90 minutes of action. This puts FC Cincinnati in the top 77 percentile in the league in offside turnovers.

D.C. United vs. FC Cincinnati Prediction, Picks, and Odds


Prediction: D.C. United 2 FC Cincinnati 0

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