Sports: FC Cincinnati

Cincinnati’s latest foray into the world of professional soccer, FC Cincinnati, hosts its home opener this weekend against Charlotte Independence.

Cincinnati’s latest foray into the world of professional soccer, FC Cincinnati, hosts its home opener this weekend against Charlotte Independence. Backed by the deep pockets of owner and CEO Carl Lindner III, the organization has been upfront about its intention to eventually earn a spot in soccer’s top league in America, Major League Soccer. But first, there’s futbol to be played in the United Soccer League, where FC Cincinnati is fresh off its first victory, a 2-1 road win over Bethlehem Steel FC on April 3. The team has nabbed the University of Cincinnati’s recently renovated Nippert Stadium as its home field, where all will be welcome to wave orange and blue towels and scream every time the good guys send one across the box. Viva la vuvuzela!


7 p.m. Saturday. $10-$25. Nippert Stadium, 2700 Bearcat Way, Clifton Heights, fccincinnati.com.


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