Once again, FCC couldn’t hold on, though.
Charleston got the equalizer on a Romario Williams flick-in on Ricky Garbanzo's feed to the top of the six-yard box in the 63rd minute, and then Forrest Lasso made it 2-1 on a header off a long throw-in in the 72nd minute.
“As the game went forward, I think everyone got a little tired I think and we let them back in the game,” defender Paul Nicholson said, also noting it likely was the result of an emotional week.
Wiedeman stepped up with the play of the game for FC Cincinnati in the 80th minute, beating his defender with a nifty move to his left inside the box and then finishing off the equalizer on a side volley for his first goal of the season.
FC Cincinnati had brought on Wiedeman for Danni Konig in the 68th minute and shifted to a heavier attack with the insertion of forward Kadeem Dacres for defender Paul Nicholson in the 77th minute.
“It feels nice (to score), but I think we also thought we were going to get the momentum and push for the win after that,” Wiedeman said.
The Orange and Blue has the week to prepare for St. Louis FC, which it hosts June 24 in another battle between teams pushing for playoff positioning in the Eastern Division table.
After that, it's another busy week with MLS side Chicago Fire FC coming to Nippert for a U.S. Open Cup fifth-round game (Round of 16) on June 28, followed by a July 1 game at Orlando City B.