The funny thing is, a tie probably suits both teams. We advance, and Cincy is sitting at 4 points, which is guaranteed to be at least better than Group A -- they would need to climb over only one other 3rd place team to advance.
Based on how Cincy played ATL, they are gonna pack it in tight and play for 0-0. For them, they finish 3rd and likely advance and in the event they don't, they go home 1-1-1 and the coaching staff has 'something to build on' even though they looked like shit. Cincy was CLEARLY playing for 0-0 against ATL, even up a man they didn't send many guys up the field. It wasn't until later in the game when it was clear ATL had no offense that Cincy started to take advantage. Even then, Cincy didn't look threatening offensively, it was just the nature of being a man up.
That shitshow is a total rebuild, they don't have any expectations of getting a win in the knockout round. I think they want moral victories. If we don't take advantage shame on us, but on the other hand, it's going to be REALLY hard for us to score against them packed tight and us having no idea how to cross a ball, pass in the middle of the field or apparently shoot. Should be a really boring 90 minutes. Let's not get a red card please.