What a great week it has been to be a fan of the Orange and Blue! Our boys brought home their first win in heart palpitating fashion in Bethlehem. Not to be out done, the front office announced a plan to get youth soccer players to the game for just $1 and that they sold 10,000+ tickets for the home opener. On This Week in FC Cincinnati, we will help prepare you for what you need to help cheer on the club this Saturday night at Nippert by providing insight on club activities and start to answer who we are as a club.
FC Cincinnati Forge First Win- This past Sunday the club traveled to Bethlehem, PA to play Steel FC in their inaugural home opener. After a back and forth 25 minutes, Andrew Wiedeman was able to score the first goal in club history. 10 minutes later Wiedeman was involved again when a give and go sprung Forward Sean Okoli behind the Steel FC backline where he slotted the ball past the keeper. The second half was filled with chances by both teams. Erik Ayuk got Bethlehem on the board in the 90th minutes but a stoppage time equalizer eluded the home team.
rhinehaus and @DieInnenstadt react to @fccincinnati‘s first ever regular season goal! @USL pic.twitter.com/yPR1cF0EXm
— rhinehaus (@rhinehausotr) April 3, 2016
Who is FC Cincinnati?- On Monday we launched our first Supporters Feature on Adam Sandfoss. Bryan takes you into how Adam got involved in the club and why it has become so important to him. Stay tuned for more feature on who makes up the Orange & Blue.
Dress Rehersal Tuesday Night- The 2015 Atlantic 10 Champion Dayton Flyers will head down I-75 to scrimmage FC Cincinnati at Nippert Stadium Tuesday April 5th. The game kicks off at 8 p.m. and is free to the public. Because of the match on Tuesday, The John Harkes Show at Christian Moerlein Lager House has been moved to Thursday at 6:00 p.m.
Austin Berry Exchanges Cleats for a Mitt- Thursday April 7, FC Cincinnati will participate in a pre-game ceremony prior to the Cincinnati Reds’ game against the Philadelphia Phillies. Captain Austin Berry, from Summit Country Day, will throw out the first pitch. The event is slated to take place at 12:20 p.m.
Youth Soccer Community Days- Oswald Company and AssureCare are sponsoring the first two Youth Soccer Community Days on April 9th & 16th. During this promotion, any youth soccer fan in their jersey can purchase a Youth Zone ticket to the game for $1. Also the UDF Kids Zone will be open to all kids and their families on the Sheakley Lawn.
Commemorative Match Day Posters- The club announced its first of 17 Match Day Posters for the season. In addition the club is accepting design proposals from members of the Cincinnati community for each of the remaining sixteen home dates this season. Contact Director of Communication DJ Switzer at email@example.com. Designs will be accepted up until three weeks before the scheduled home date for which it’s being designed.
Delbridge Makes USL Best XI for Week Two– The USL rolled out their Best XI Team of the Week on Tuesday afternoon. FC Cincinnati centerback Harrison Delbridge features as the first Orange & Blue player on the list this season.
Here's your best 11 for this week's edition of #USL Team of the Week https://t.co/cK67oAXUm4https://t.co/HzR2gheIKv
— USL Championship (@USLChampionship) April 5, 2016
Upcoming Fixture- FC Cincinnati takes on the Charlotte Independence this Saturday April 9, 7:00 p.m. at Nippert Stadium. Tickets can be bought here or on game day at the Nippert Stadium Box Office. Locally the game will be broadcast live on Star 64 or on ESPN1530AM. You can also stream via the USL YouTube channel.
Die Innenstadt will meet at Rhinegeist starting at 3 p.m. with the march starting around 5-5:15 p.m. up the Ohio Avenue Steps through Clifton Heights.
The Pride will gather at the Brass Tap at U-Square starting around 4 p.m. At approximately 5:45-6 p.m. The Pride will meet DI and march into the stadium together.