FC Cincinnati versus Harrisburg City Islanders.

IT’S FC CINCINNATI MATCH DAY ELEVEN! This evening FC Cincinnati was taking on the Harrisburg City Islanders at Nippert Stadium…

We met Cory and Amy at Mac’s Pizza Pub. We got to talking, didn’t realize the time and missed the kick-off which was fine because it was so hot and humid to day. Temperatures were well over 100º. When we got over to Nippert, we were happy to see we didn’t miss anything and the score was still 0-0…

As soon as we got over to our seats, the match went into a weather delay for approaching lightning in the area…

After an hour and nine-minute lightning delay, play was finally back under way. And it didn’t take very long for FC Cincinnati to take a 1-0 lead. Djiby tallied his 11th goal of the season

The sky started to get pretty crazy looking…

At the end of the first half, it was still 1-0 to FC Cincinnati. SPRINKLES!

GOAL FC CINCINNATI! Danni Konig made it 2-0 FC|C

Uh-oh…

And there’s the second lightning delay of the match…

At this point, we called it a match and headed for home. As it turns out, the second lightning delay only lasted for thirty-five minutes. When play once again resumed, Jimmy McLaughlin made it 3-0 FC Cincinnati! And that’s how the match would end,
3-0 FC Cincinnati. The win is FC|C’s third straight in USL games and moves them into fourth place in the USL East!

We got home just in time to watch the second half of the Gold Cup semifinal match between USMNT v. Costa Rica. And the USA won 2-0 to advance to Wednesday’s Gold Cup final against Jamaica!

Monday is FC Cincinnati’s big international friendly against Valencia CF of Spain’s
La Liga. To say we’re a little excited, might just be the understatement of the season.
The match will also be on ESPN3/Watch ESPN. But we’ll see you there! 😀⚽️❤️

 

FC Cincinnnati versus Harrisburg City Islanders.

We went to see FC Cincinnati take on Harrisburg City Islanders at Nippert Stadium….

The Bailey unfurled their tifo for today’s match…

MITCH SAYS NO!

GOOOOOAL! Cincinnati! 1-0!

At half, it was still 1-0 to FC|C…

Sprinkles the donut was back again at halftime!

FC|C’s Harrison Delbridge took a pretty vicious elbow to the face

And the guilty Harrisburg player was sent off as a result…

Tonight’s attendance…

16,097! Another really great crowd! And then Cincinnati was awarded a penalty!

GOOOOAL! Cincinnati! 2-0!!

And the match would end 2-0 to FC Cincy!

FC Cincinnati keeper Mitch Hildenbrandt celebrates with The Bailey after every win…

FC|C moves to 6-2-2 on the season. They are now on a seven match streak without a loss. And they went undefeated in the month of May. Going back to the April 24th win at Toronto FC II, they’ve posted a 5-0-2 record and they’ve outscored their opponents 12-5 including two straight league shutouts. In other words, FC Cincinnati is really on a roll right now! On Wednesday, FC|C travels to St. Pete, Florida to take on the Tampa Bay Rowdies in the third round of the US Open Cup. And then they’re back home on Saturday, June 4th to host the Richmond Kickers. See you there! 🙂