On Tuesday May 29, 2018, the MLS announced that FC Cincinnati would become the newest expansion franchise and the league’s 26th team, citing the club’s record-setting USL attendance and the city’s growing economy. We at Sons of a Pitch welcome FC Cincinnati to the American top-flight and are excited to see their immediate impact in the league and how they develop as a team and as an organization. FC Cincinnati will begin MLS play next season, and plans to open its soccer-specific stadium in 2021. Check out the links below for all the news.
Notably, FC Cincinnati has not been assigned to a conference, and there may be some realignment. As a way-too-early measuring stick, FCC currently sit 2nd in the USL table. They play Minnesota United FC in the Lamar Hunt US Open Cup on 6/6/18. Keep your eyes on FCC!