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Does FC Cincinnati Already Belong in Major League Soccer?

Sunday evening brought forth several additional firsts for FC Cincinnati. First home game in Major League Soccer. First lead. First multi-goal game. First shutout. First victory. And first ass-kicking: FC Cincinnati 3, defending Western...

FC Cincinnati Comes Home

It wouldn’t be difficult to party-poop FC Cincinnati’s 1-1 draw against Atlanta United on Sunday. FCC enjoyed virtually zero meaningful possession, and their attempts at link up play in the middle or latter half...

They Are the Champions

    I’ve been listening to a podcast series that dives deep into the history of Paul McCartney and John Lennon’s songwriting partnership. The stories revealing the depth and quality of the duo’s collaboration are remarkable,...

This Season Is the Dawn of a New Age for FC Cincinnati

Well, here we are. FC Cincinnati’s Major League Soccer debut is just days away. The Orange and Blue’s first MLS game late Saturday night against the Seattle Sounders is a dream realized for the...

Your FC Cincinnati Offseason Primer

The countdown to MLS has officially begun.

FC Cincinnati Doesn’t Blow It

Kenny Walker’s clutch penalty kick winner calms everyone’s nerves at wind-swept Nippert Stadium.

All Hail Ledesma!

FC Cincinnati’s breakout goal-scorer has become the talk of the league, and even Spain.

MLS Roster Building Is Underway

FC Cincinnati’s top three roster executives are already pointing the team to next year’s major league debut.

Can FC Cincinnati End the City’s Playoff Drought?

Neither the Reds or Bengals have won a home playoff game since 1995.

Struggles Continue With Pitching Development

Scouting and player development leaders lose their jobs as pitching woes dog the Reds.