Matthews (NC) — The Charlotte Independence failed to earn any points for a third straight game. On Friday night, the Independence fell to FC Cincinnati by a final score of 1-0. In the 75th minute, Cincinnati took a corner kick which was headed on by defender Kenney Walker to Kevin Schindler and from point-blank range, volleyed in the game-winning score for the away side. FC Cincinnati extended their season-best unbeaten run to six games, while Charlotte has gone four games without a win.
The Independence out-shot their opponents 20 to 6, but could not come up with a goal for a third consecutive game.
"Its really frustrating," said Independence Head Coach Mike Jeffries. "Everyone is going to walk out of here completely frustrated because we had more than 10 [opportunities in each half], we had so many clear cut chances."
Charlotte is in the midst of their longest streak of the season without scoring a goal, with just two games before the start of the USL Playoffs. The team will face, the first-place Louisville City FC next Saturday and third-place Charleston Battery in the home finale the Saturday following.
"We really played well and we created a lot of chances, but we have to finish the chances," said Independence defender Henry Kalungi. "We have guys who can score goals, so it's a matter of time."
75’ CHS: Kevin Schindler (Kenney Walker)
Charlotte Independence at Louisville City FC – Oct. 7, 7:00 p.m. ET, Slugger Field