Bravo Cincinnati, Bravo! A week after their home opener, the City of Cincinnati impressed the soccer world once again by setting the USL Regular Season attendance record at 20,497. Cincinnati’s own Austin Berry netted for the 2nd time this season as the team fell 3-2 to Lousiville City FC. This week we recap the first match in the River Cities Cup, check out Corben Bone’s local broadcast debut, and prepare you for this weekend’s game vs. Toronto FC II.
FC Cincinnati Garners American Soccer’s Attention-Even though the club found themselves on the wrong side of the scoreboard there was much to be excited about. The club firmly cemented its place as one of the up and coming franchises and caught the attention of the American soccer elite such as Fox’s Alexi Lalas, SI’s Grant Wahl, and ESPN’s Taylor Twellman. I mean how can this video from of the Supporter’s Groups marching into Nippert from Cincinnati.com not get you excited?
— Brad (@bradleysweigel) April 19, 2016
Corben Bone- Future Broadcaster?– Corben Bone joined Local12’s Aly Cohen to break down the 3-2 loss to Louisville City FC. Check out the video below to get Corben’s thoughts on the game and how the club can work to improve their team defense for the rest of the season.
Doc: Pro Soccer in Cincinnati to Stay– The Enquirer’s Paul Daugherty had a great article on Cincinnati.com about how now is the time for soccer in Cincinnati under the watch of Jeff Berding and Carl Lindner. Doc admittedly is not a huge soccer fan outside the World Cup but noted “the atmosphere is charged. The pace is hectic, the fans in the north end zone provide some authenticity with their flags and banners and cheers and singing and the quality of the product is better than anything we’ve had here before.”
Tragedy, Triumph for John Harkes– This past Thursday, members of the 1991 English League Cup winning Sheffield Wednesday Football Club met to celebrate the 25th anniversary of their 1-0 win over Manchester United. Coach John Harkes started in central midfield for Wednesday but was unable to attend the ceremony due to the LCFC match. Pat Brennan does a great job profiling Coach Harkes experiences abroad as he experienced the triumph of the League Cup win as well as the challenges living in Sheffield shortly after Hillsborough Stadium disaster.
Upcoming Fixture: Away- Sunday April 24th vs Toronto FC II @ 4:00 p.m. Tickets can be bought here or on game day at the Ontario Soccer Centre Box Office.
The game will be streamed live via the USL YouTube channel. No worries if you miss kickoff. You can go back and watch the replay at a later time.
Make sure to catch the Toronto FC II Preview later this week and check out our USL Featured Five to stay up to date on upcoming FC Cincinnati opponents.
Die Innenstadt– will meet at Rhinehaus in OTR starting at 3 p.m. Members who purchased their memberships before April 1st will be able to pick up their scarves. All Die Innenstadt members will receive 15% off on their tabs.
The Pride– will gather at the Molly Malone’s in Covington starting around 4 p.m. Members of The Pride will receive 15% off their bill.