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Sorare MLS football preview: FC Cincinnati vs DC United


Second-placed Cincinnati are looking to continue their dream start to the season at home to DC United on Sunday after being held to a 1-1 draw by fellow table-toppers New England last weekend.

The Orange and Blue are second only by virtue of goal difference and following a fine run of five wins in their opening seven matches, will be hoping their early-season form does not fall away having won just one of their last three.

In their way are DC United, who themselves have had something of an inconsistent start to the season but with three wins on the bounce will fancy causing some problems.

The game will be part of Gameweek 3690 o01n Sorare Football, and 101 Great Goals has broken down the key statistical takeaways ahead of the game.

FC Cincinnati Sorare L5 stat pack

FC Cincinnati’s top performers over their last five matches

Three FC Cincinnati Sorare gems to watch

Alvaro Barreal

Barreal has been a creative force for FC Cincinnati so far this season, with four assists to date - just one behind a career best of five from last year. His attacking metrics rate exceedingly well compared to his peers as per fbref, with stats such as expected goals, expected assists, shot-creating actions, shots total and touches in the opponent’s area all ranking in the top five percent of players in his position.

He has a last five (L5) average rating of 65 thanks to scores of 86, 89 and 71 in three of those games, with the last of the three coming last time out against New England. In the formation Cincinnati play, his role is vital in giving width so will be a vital cog in the attacking unit.

Yerson Mosquera

Mosquera has been a sensation since arriving in MLS on loan from Wolves at the start of the season. He already has two goals to his name - including one last time out - and has a stunning average of 78 in his L5, to go with an L15 of 63, making him one of the standout defenders in the league. He looks set to be a regular fixture in the Cincinnati backline for the duration of his stay, and is therefore a must in your Sorare side.

Lucho Acosta

Acosta’s recent returns have been steady without setting the world alight, but he is the forward you would want to back when looking at the Cincinnati squad. He is the penalty and free kick taker which provides obvious opportunities for points, but also performs a crucial role on the creative side of things as well as providing the main goalscoring threat. With 10 goals and 12 assists last season he showed his all-round game, and has made a decent start to this season with an L15 of 55 so far.

FC Cincinnati most recent line-up, Sorare scores

DC United Sorare L5 stat pack

DC United’s best performers over their last five matches

Three DC United Sorare gems to watch

Mateusz Klich

The former Leeds midfielder has hit the ground running in MLS, showcasing his creative abilities - albeit on a fairly inconsistent basis. Klich is the leading assister in the DC United team and is the dominant set piece taker, making him an attractive prospect for Sorare MLS owners. He returned a 59 score in their 3-0 win over Charlotte last weekend before being substitute and while he has only scored higher than that three more times in his brief time with DC United - he scored a 72 on debut, a 90 against New York City and a 76 against Orlando City - he is sure to start scoring higher as time goes on.

With an L5 of 49 and L15 of 48, he could be a good pick to set you apart from competition, especially if his attacking metrics are anything to go by. Goals and assists will begin to flow before long.

Donovan Pines

Undoubtedly the form player in DC United’s line-up, Pines has been a huge part of the run of three successive wins. Though he had a six-game run out of the side, Pines has returned with five successive scores of 66, 65, 62, 60 and 90 to give him an L5 of 70. The centre-back ranks very highly among his peers for defensive actions such as tackles, interceptions and blocks, so will be a crucial player for anyone looking to build a good side.

Lewis O’Brien

O’Brien has slotted straight in following his move to MLS from Nottingham Forest at the end of March. Having been made to sit on the bench for the latter part of his stay at Forest, O’Brien has jumped straight into the starting XI at DC United and returned scores of 73, 76, 22 and 61. His L5 of 58 is certain to jump up following this next game, so he will be an important player to jump on before the value goes up too high.

DC United most recent line-up, Sorare scores

Will Jackson

Will Jackson

Sports journalist, formerly of PA Media and latterly a PR manager within XL Media. Long-suffering Leeds United and Yorkshire fan delving deep into the world of Sorare


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