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FC Cincinnati faces New York City FC on 3-game home skid

New York City FC (10-5-8, fourth in the Eastern Conference) vs. FC Cincinnati (5-17-3, 12th in the Eastern Conference)

Cincinnati; Saturday, 7:30 p.m. EDT

BOTTOM LINE: FC Cincinnati hosts New York City FC aiming to stop a three-game home skid.

FC Cincinnati is 3-9-2 against Eastern Conference opponents. FC Cincinnati is the last-ranked team in the Eastern Conference with 25 goals. Allan Cruz leads the team with four.

New York City FC is 5-3-6 in Eastern Conference games. New York City FC is third in the Eastern Conference giving up 31 goals.

The teams meet Saturday for the second time this season. New York City FC won the last meeting 5-2.

TOP PERFORMERS: Kekuta Manneh has three goals and three assists for FC Cincinnati. Emmanuel Ledesma has four goals over the last 10 games for FC Cincinnati.

Maxi Moralez leads New York City FC with eight assists. Heber has six goals over the past 10 games for New York City FC.

LAST 10 GAMES: FC Cincinnati: 2-7-1, averaging 1.3 goals, 0.9 assists, 4.1 shots on goal and three corner kicks per game while allowing 2.9 goals per game.

New York City FC: 6-4-0, averaging 2.3 goals, 1.9 assists, 6.4 shots on goal and 7.2 corner kicks per game while allowing 1.6 goals per game.

NOT EXPECTED TO PLAY: FC Cincinnati: Greg Garza (injured), Fanendo Adi (injured), Spencer Richey (injured), Jimmy McLaughlin (injured), Frankie Amaya (injured), Fatai Alashe (injured).

New York City FC: Ben Sweat (injured), Joe Scally (injured), Ismael Tajouri (injured).

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