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FC Cincinnati battle Chicago Fire to scoreless draw

CINCINNATI — It was an uneventful night in the Queen City, as FC Cincinnati and the Chicago Fire both failed to score in a 0-0 draw at Nippert Stadium on Saturday night.

Both sides registered just 26 combined shots, with only five landing on target. The Fire held a 9-2 advantage on corners, but they were unable to turn that into goals.

The result dents Chicago’s hopes of qualifying for the 2019 MLS Cup Playoffs, as the Fire (9-12-11, 38 points) remain three points behind New England Revolution for the seventh and final playoff spot. The Revs also have a match in hand. 

Meanwhile, while FC Cincinnati (6-22-4, 22 points) remain bottom of the Eastern Conference, they can take solace in knowing they picked up four points in their last two matches.

This recap will be updated throughout the evening.

Sep 21, 2019; Cincinnati, OH, USA; Chicago Fire forward C.J. Sapong (9) leaps over FC Cincinnati goalkeeper Przemyslaw Tyton (22) making a save in the first half at Nippert Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Aaron Doster-USA TODAY Sports

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