Orlando City's Tesho Akindele, left, and FC Cincinnati's Kendall Waston battle for possession of the ball during the first half of an MLS soccer match, Sunday, May 19, 2019, in Orlando, Fla. (AP Photo/John Raoux)

Nani, Akindele help Orlando City beat FC Cincinnati 5-1

May 19, 2019 - 5:19 pm
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ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — Luís Carlos "Nani" Almeida da Cunha and Tesho Akindele each scored twice and Orlando City beat FC Cincinnati 5-1 on Sunday to snap a four-game winless streak, including three consecutive losses.

It was the most goals scored by Orlando City (4-6-3) since a 6-1 win over New England on Sept. 27, 2017.

Nani put away the rebound of a penalty kick that was stopped by Spencer Richey to give Orlando City a 2-1 lead in the 50th minute.

Cincinnati's Darren Mattocks, surrounded by four Orlando City players, paused, started to his right and then cut back before blasting a rising left-footer to make it 1-0 in the 24th.

Akindele tied it in the 37th minute with a right-footer from the top of the box. Nani first-timed a cross by Ruan Carlos Gomes Costa da Silva in the 59th, Akindele made it 4-1 in the 64th minute and Dom Dwyer capped the scoring in the 82nd.

FC Cincinnati (3-8-2), in its first MLS season, conceded the most goals in franchise history. It has seven losses and one win in its last nine games.

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