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Ekeze’s goals lift FC Buffalo to victory in opener

Julian Ekeze scored twice as FC Buffalo opened its men’s National Premier Soccer League season with a 2-1 win over Cincinnati at Howe Field in Hamburg.

Ekeze scored both his goals during the first half. Cincy pulled within one just five minutes into the second half. The Saints even got to play 11-on-10 for the final 30 minutes as an FC Buffalo player received a second yellow card in the 63rd minute, but couldn’t get the equalizer.

FC Buffalo hosts Detroit City FC at 7 p.m. Saturday at All High Stadium.