CINCINNATI — FC Cincinnati forward Brenner was named MLS Team of the Week in Week 32, the league announced today. In addition, goalkeeper Roman Celentano has earned himself a spot on the bench for Team of the Week.
Brenner secures a spot on the league’s weekly leaderboard for the third time this season and fourth time in his career. The Brazilian striker’s brace against Real Salt Lake gave the Orange-Blues a 2-1 away win to defeat Western Conference opponents for the first time in club history.
With his brace on Saturday, Brenner now has five of the nine all-time multi-goal appearances in FC Cincinnati history, four of them this season. He scored five of Brenner’s career-best 14 goals this season in his last two games for FCC.
Roman Celentano secured a spot on the bench among the league’s weekly bests for his third career as MLS Team of the Week. His seven saves, including a stoppage of RSL’s Pablo Ruiz penalty, set a career high and allowed FC Cincinnati to secure a 2-1 away win.
Celentano has made 19 saves from 21 shots in his last three games with FC Cincinnati. With his saved penalty, the rookie goalie became the first FCC goalie since Spencer Richey in 2019 to save multiple shots from the penalty spot in both a season and a career.
FC Cincinnati has earned 24 spots on the league’s weekly team of the week this season, making it the most representations for the club in a single season (previous high: 2019, 16). The duo’s recognition marks the club’s 60th and 61st selections for MLS Team of the Week since FC Cincinnati joined the league in 2019.
A complete list of FC Cincinnati’s 2022 weekly honors:
Player Recognition for MLS Team of the Week 2022
– Brandon Vazquez (Week 3, 4, 23-bench)
– Ronald Matarrita (bench of 4)
– Alec Kann (bank of 7)
– Roman Celentano (bank of 8, 10, 32)
– Luciano Acosta (9, 10, 11-bank, 17-bank, 29, 30)
– Obinna Nwobodo (15)
– Burners (17, 20-bank, 30, 32)
– Alvaro Barréal (24)
– Matt Miazga (26)
– Nick Hagglund (29 bench)
2022 MLS Team of the Week Coach Recognitions
– Pat Noonan (Week 3, 10)
The full team for week 32 is below.
2022 MLS Team of the Week Presented by Audi (Week 32)
F: Karol Swiderski (CLT), Burner (CIN)William Agada (SKC)
M: Facundo Torres (ORL), Riqui Puig (LA), Gaston Brugman (LA), Santiago Moreno (POR)
D: Alistair Johnston (MTL), Alexander Callens (NYC), Julian Gressel (VAN)
Coach: Nick Cushing (NYC)
Bank: Roman Celentano (CIN)Jakob Glesnes (PHI), Santiago Rodriguez (NYC), Hany Mukhtar (NSH), Jeremy Ebobisse (SJ), Carlos Vela (LAFC), Gonzalo Higuain (MIA)
FC Cincinnati returns to TQL Stadium for the Leagues Cup Showcase on Wednesday, September 21 to host Club Deportivo Guadalajara “Chivas”. The historic Liga MX club will travel to Cincinnati for a nationwide televised match, which will be broadcast in English on ESPN2 and in Spanish on Unimás. Kick-off is scheduled for 7 p.m
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