FC Cincinnati's First Supporters Group
When you look at the FC Cincinnati roster, you can’t help but say to yourself “man, a lot of these guys kinda look like dogs”.
If you’re a fan of FC Cincinnati, you’ve probably had a debate amongst friends about which players you think would make the jump to MLS from the USL squad. And I am here to put those discussions to bed, tuck them in, tell them a bedtime story, and check the closet for monsters.
And what I want to say is this, what the USL is doing is the most constructive thing anyone has done for soccer in the US since hosting the world cup in 1994.
Cincinnatians are hungry for a playoff win. It begs the question, what is more impressive for the Orange and Blue, the USL regular season Championship Shield or winning the USL Cup?
Looking at this week, there is only one team who can know their fate, Richmond. While the Kickers have long been in the bottom part of the table, it was only recently they were leapfrogged by ATLUTD2
With their 16 game unbeaten streak the boys have given themselves a bit of a lead at the top of the table which you can see by looking at the home game and first place column.
Based on the circumstances surrounding his arrival in Cincinnati, it’s hard to fairly judge his performance in his first season with the club.
Let's begin with the big story, FC Cincinnati has the chance this Saturday to be there first squad to clinch a playoff spot.
On a day with multiple games with playoff implications, one result stood above the rest. Call me a homer (that’s what I’m supposed to be) but FC Cincinnati’s win over Charleston might have been their most important win of the year.
While taking a glance at the table, the top four teams all pulled off victories. With these victories, Cincinnati (48 pts., 81 pts. Possible, 23 games played), Pittsburgh (43 pts., 79 PP, 22 GP), and Louisville (39 pts., 78 PP, 21 GP) have really started to distance themselves from the pack.
How did I become a member of a supporters group? Am I a double agent for the anti-soccer militia? Should you be wary in my presence, shaking in fear of an enemy infiltrator in your midst? Have no worries! I’m one of you now. I’m a true believer, a comrade in arms.
With the coming move to MLS and the construction of a new stadium, we want to make sure that the supporters who have helped create the unforgettable atmosphere at FC Cincinnati matches are heard in the design and decision making process of this transition.
I'll be honest here, the very first time I really kind of had the urge to pay attention to soccer was in 2012 when I heard about Megan Rapinoe coming out. Seeing people like her, Jill Ellis, and Abby Wambach on the international stage was more important than I could put into words at that time. But I think it's due time I try.
Before I started going to FCC matches, I could not tell you the first thing about soccer aside from “get the ball in the goal” and “red cards are bad.” I honestly still don't know much about soccer except now I kind of understand what offsides is. I don't just react to cheering now, I know what we're cheering for. I knew I was fully indoctrinated when one weekend morning I woke up on my own to watch the Tottenham Hotspurs take on Liverpool and woke up my parents with how much I was cheering.
In college I think I finally began to love soccer. A friend of our was dating one of the womens’ soccer player and the one time they made it to the tournament we hoped on the bus Morehead reserved with some of the squad that wasn’t playing, some cheerleaders, and a few other fan to drive like 6 hours down to Wake Forest to watch the girls play. I think that moment I knew I loved soccer, even as the girls lost, it was a fun and exciting 90 minutes.
have seen soccer bring people of different religions and cultures together. I have also seen soccer create long-lasting relationships. For me, it’s done both. The Pride and FC Cincinnati has helped me create the foundation to many friendships that I believe I will have for a very long time. Having moved to Cincinnati in October of 2017, I knew no one. What I did know is that I was super excited to be able to support a soccer team that had so much excitement revolving around it.