Match Recap: FC Cincinnati 3 - Portland Timbers 0

I'm not exactly sure how serotonin or endorphins work, but by the time Mathieu Deplagne scored Cincinnati's third goal on Sunday night in front of 32,250 fans at sold-out Nippert Stadium, I'd pretty much burned through a lifetime's worth of the happiness hormones in less than an hour.

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Opening Day

But you have to admit, FC Cincinnati have been better stewards of the Opening Day optimism than the Reds or Bengals have been.  They’ve been a club willing to dream big dreams. 

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Kevin Wallace
Postgame Recap: Match Day 2

Match 2 is in the books and FC Cincinnati wins! Okay, okay, in truth, the Orange and Blue drew 1-1 with Atlanta United on Sunday night, but if you were passing by Molly Malone's in Covington when the score went final, it would have been hard to tell the difference.

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Quiet Optimism

Wanna see someone make a fool of themselves? FC Cincinnati is going to get at least a point this Sunday. Boom. That’s right, bold prediction time; timidly calling for at least a draw; claiming two of the three possible outcomes like it takes some courage.

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Kevin Wallace
Postgame Recap: Match Day 1

It's happening! It's happening! FC Cincinnati made its Major League Soccer debut last night in Seattle. The outcome was a disappointing and lopsided—if not completely unexpected—loss 4-1 to the Seattle Sounders, the 2018 Western Conference runners-up, who are entering this season healthier and more lethal than ever.

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The Pride
Ouch

Losing stings. It stings a little bit worse when it brings our heads back to earth after the excitement of our accomplishments and the hope of possibilities put our heads in the clouds in the first place.

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A Warm Welcome to MLS From Johnny Come Lately

Call me Johnny Come Lately. I am one of the thousands of fresh-faced, new soccer fans riding the clown-car-packed bandwagon straight onto the hallowed grounds of Nippert Stadium in support of Major League Soccer’s latest debutantes, FC Cincinnati.

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Squad Goals

So let’s set a few attainable goals.  A few things that would define success for the franchise.  Using these measuring sticks, we can track FC Cincinnati’s progress and adjust our outrage accordingly.

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Kevin Wallace
We’re not in Richmond Anymore

As much as The USL could be frustrating with its Busch League disorganization and tangible minor-league-ness about it, we were largely free to express ourselves as we saw fit (within reason). MLS will be different.

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Raymond Ellerbe
CONCACAF Champions League Fever

Now that FC Cincinnati is in MLS,it’s time to start caring about CONCACAF Champions League. That’s just the cost of getting your team promoted and not having to play away to Louisville anymore. But CCL is here, it can be absolutely hilarious, and this year could be a great one for MLS.

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Kevin Wallace
Why the Pride: Scott Wilson

When I attended my first FC Cincinnati game in June of 2018, I had no idea what I was getting myself into. I was not a soccer fan growing up, but I have always been incredibly proud of all things Cincinnati - from our sports teams to our chili. I had moved to Dayton, OH* for school and was only somewhat aware of the phenomenon that was FCC. When I was offered cheap tickets over father’s day weekend 2018, I wanted to see what all the buzz was about.

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Scott Wilson
Graduation

When FCC first started, I didn’t know a ton about soccer. I was just learning about the beautiful game as FCC started my sophomore year at UC. When I returned for year 3, I would discover that this awesome new professional soccer team was practicing out in the open and I could just walk up, have a seat, and watch.

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Scott Wilson
The MLS Roster Build

By no means are we starting off the season with the best team in the league, as many would argue we did last season, but what we seem to be bringing in is experience.

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Mike Madanat
The Pride: Orange and Bluegrass

Orange & Bluegrass hopes to bring together season ticket holders, non-season ticket holders, those with ties to Cincy, and those with no ties to Cincy. There is one common thing that drives the group, the love for the Orange & Blue!

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