Charlotte FC nets 2-0 win over Cincinnati FC

CHARLOTTE — Charlotte FC won its second match of the season defeating Cincinnati FC, 2-0, at Bank of America Stadium on Saturday afternoon.

Forward Karol Swindeski scored two goals and Charlotte’s defense stifled Cincinnati to earn the home team its first shutout in its short history.

With the win, Charlotte improved its record to 2-3-0 on the young season.

In the match’s opening minutes, Swindeski blasted a pass from midfielder Ben Bender past Cincinnati’s goalkeeper to give Charlotte an early lead.

Charlotte goalkeeper Kristijan Kahlina denied several threatening shots in the first 45 minutes to hold the lead at halftime.

Minutes into the second half, Charlotte midfielder Sergio Ruiz earned a free kick and Swindeski took advantage scoring his second goal of the day and fourth of the season.

Charlotte’s defense locked in to help preserve the shutout alongside Kahlina.

Saturday’s result earned Charlotte FC its first win streak after beating the New England Revolution for the team’s first victory last week.

Charlotte FC will next hit the pitch on Saturday, April 2, on the road against the Philadelphia Union.

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