With the completion of USL regular season action, the final 2017 USL Cup Playoff bracket was finalized on Sunday night. Following their thrilling 4-3 season-closing win at Toronto FC II on Saturday, FC Cincinnati will enter the Eastern Conference’s eight club field as the No. 6-seed and will travel to face No. 3-seed Tampa Bay Rowdies next Saturday, October 21 at 7:30pm ET at Al Lang Stadium.
Saturday’s first quarterfinal playoff matchup marks the second straight appearance in the post-season for second year FC Cincinnati. Hosts Tampa Bay Rowdies are making the club’s first USL Cup Playoff appearance – one of seven first-time entrants in the 16-team field from both Eastern and Western Conferences – in just their first season of play in the USL.
The full bracket of USL Cup Playoff qualifiers and quarterfinal matchups can be found below.
Our first-round match up will be shown live on local television in HD on Star64 (WSTR). Additionally, every game of the 2017 USL Cup Playoffs through the Eastern and Western Conference Finals will be available to stream online for free in the USL Match Center. The 2017 USL Cup final will air live on ESPNU and SiriusXM FC on Monday, November 13 at 9pm ET.
For supporters looking to make the trip to Florida to back the Orange & Blue in the playoffs in person, the Rowdies reserve Section 302 for traveling supporters. Tickets can be purchased in the away section online using code 'FCC' or by calling the Joe Grossman in Rowdies’ ticket office at (727) 521-7267.