Saief-inspired Cincinnati moves up to second

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The Revolution was hoping to get their season kick-started after two defeats and a draw in their first three games left them bottom of the table, but it was out-classed by a Kenny Saief-inspired Cincinnati in its own backyard.

Kekuta Manneh gave Cincinnati the lead just before the break, arriving late in the box to blast home a driven low cross from Saief, making his first MLS start.

The Revolution failed to mount much of a response and the deficit increased just past the hour – Manneh and Saief this time switching roles, as the latter diverted the ball in from close range after it had been smashed into the danger zone.

Defeat was the Revolution's third successive MLS loss.