FC Cincinnati versus Tampa Bay Rowdies.

IT’S FC CINCINNATI MATCH DAY NINE! We missed the last home match against Ottawa Fury a couple of Saturday’s ago because it was the day after my second hip surgery. And I wasn’t going much of anywhere. We just watched the match on TV. FC|C beat Ottawa 2-0 on goals by Danni König and Nazmi Albadawi. We also missed post-match FC|C fireworks. Bummer. And Emmanuel Ledesma was named USL Player of the Month for June. Tonight, FC Cincinnati was playing host to Tampa Bay Rowdies. They’ve never beaten the Rowdies.  I was still a little bit sore but I was moving pretty well so we decided to give the match a try tonight…

HERE WE GO…

At halftime, it was still knotted 0-0. And that meant it was time for… SPRINKLES!

And the second half is underway…

GOAL! FC CINCINNATI! In the 54th minute, Emmanuel Ledesma gave FC|C a 1-0 lead!

GOAL!! FC CINCINNATI! Danni König doubled FC Cincinnati’s lead to 2-0 in the 85th minute to tack on an insurance goal late on!

It wasn’t announced at the match but tonight’s attendance was 25,416. The match would end 2-0 to FC Cincinnati. And for the first time FC|C defeated Tampa Bay!

With the win, FC Cincinnati remains on top of the USL Eastern Conference! 😀⚽️❤️

FC Cincinnati versus Tampa Bay.

IT’S FC CINCINNATI MATCH DAY TWO! Tonight was FC Cincinnati’s second home match of the season. They were taking on the Tampa Bay Rowdies at Nippert Stadium…

The supporters groups started marching in to fill up The Bailey…

HERE WE GO…

Tampa Bay Rowdies scored first on this rocket from about thirty-five yards

FC|C answered back when Harrison Delbridge headed the ball in from a corner

Oh, and it was University of Cincinnati night at tonight’s match…

There were two minutes of time added on…

At the half, the match was all knotted at one…

There were some great banners in The Bailey tonight…

Two of my favorites were Fiona the baby hippo and the three-way right next to it…

SPRINKLES!

Both teams had some good chances but neither team could manage to find the back of the net in the second half. And the match of ended in a 1-1 draw.

I missed the snapping the photo but tonight’s match was played in front of a crowd of 15,227 – the 12th-largest crowd in FC Cincinnati history. On a Wednesday. And that’s still 3,000+ people more than Columbus Crew drew last weekend. On a Saturday.

FC Cincinnati’s next match is at home on Saturday, April 22nd against Louisville City FC. We’ll see you there! 🙂