Cincinnati’s pro soccer team had a banner 2022 season, including its first-ever MLS Cup postseason berth, a postseason win against a higher seed and a club record for consecutive scoring games. FC Cincinnati
went 12-9 with 13 draws in the regular season, clinching its spot in the playoffs with a win over D.C. United during the final game on Oct. 9. The Orange and Blue followed that up with an MLS Cup playoff victory against the New York Red Bulls, with the postseason coming to a close on Oct. 20 with a playoff loss to Eastern Conference top seed Philadelphia Union. Along with several team and individual honors, the 2022 season also marked the first time that Cincinnati did not finish in last place in the Eastern Conference and was a vast improvement over 2021. By all indications, 2023 could be heading in a similarly positive direction, with head coach Pat Noonan’s team winning a season opener for the first time ever in February. fccincinnati.com.