FC Cincinnati’s 2017 Home Opener.

IT’S FC CINCINNATI MATCH DAY ONE! Today was the home opener of FC Cincinnati’s 2017 USL season

FC Cincinnati started their season with three matches on the road. Out of those three matches, they picked up three points for a win but unfortunately picked up two losses. This evening FC|C looked to right the ship as they played host to first-place St. Louis FC. St. Louis had given up five goals in their first four matches of the season. On paper, it looked like a very tough matchup. But first things first, check out this sweet FC Cincy MG we saw on our way into Nippert…

Okay, onto Nippert…

The Bailey started to unfurl their tifo for today’s match…

We couldn’t quite make out what the bottom part said…

But the power stack was smoking and that was a really nice touch…

HERE WE GO…

In the 35th minute, Djiby Fall scored the first goal of the year at Nippert Stadium

Two minutes of time added on…

Just seconds before halftime, Djiby netted his second in the 45th+2 minute…

And at halftime, it was 2-0 FC Cincinnati…

SPRINKLES!

And in the 47th minute, Djiby completed his hat-trick…

St. Louis FC’s coach was all bent out of shape and all riled up about something and had to be restrained by the fourth official…

FC Cincy’s coach, Alan Kock didn’t take kindly to whatever was said and had to be held back as well…

Djiby, the man of the hour…

He wasn’t done, as he netted his fourth! DJIBY! Have yourself a game, young man! 

23, 144! Not only was today’s attendance a new USL home opener record, it was also the 10 largest North American soccer attendance of the weekend

And it was over 10,000 more people than the Columbus Crew drew for their Saturday MLS match against Toronto FC up the road at Mapfre Stadium up in Columbus.

All eye were on the man in the middle for the full-time whistle…

AND THERE IT IS, FULL-TIME! 4-0 FC CINCINNATI

WOW! Now that’s how you do a home opener. What an incredible match! Just a little bit of perspective… last season, Sean Okoli was only FC Cincy player with multiple goal games. He scored a brace (2), three times. Djiby Fall had 4 this evening! And he’s now reigning USL player of the week and the leading scorer in all of USL. FC Cincy’s next match is this Wednesday, April 19th as they welcome the Tampa Bay Rowdies to Nippert Stadium. See you there! 🙂

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  1. That. Was. Awesome.

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    • It was one of the most fun FC Cincinnati matches I’ve ever watched.
      But to be there live with 23,000 of my closest friends made it unbelievable!

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