Nick Hagglund

CINCINNATI – FC Cincinnati have announced the majority of their opponents for their 2020 preseason schedule. As previously announced on Dec. 20, 2019, the Orange and Blue will open preseason in Tucson, Ariz., and conclude preseason preparations in Bradenton, Fla. There are currently no plans to have matches streamed online.

Following an intra-squad scrimmage set for Saturday, Jan. 25, FC Cincinnati will play three opponents in Tucson. The Orange and Blue will square off with Phoenix Rising FC at 5 p.m. ET on Wednesday, Jan. 29; Sporting Kansas City in Casa Grande, Ariz., at 1 p.m. ET on Saturday, Feb. 1; and El Paso Locomotive FC at 5 p.m. ET on Wednesday, Feb. 5. All matches in Arizona will be closed to the general public.

While in Bradenton, FCC are scheduled to play exhibition matches on three dates: Wednesday, Feb. 12 against the Philadelphia Union; Sunday, Feb. 16 vs. Nashville SC; and split-squad matches on Friday, Feb. 21 against KR Reykjavik and Sarasota Metropolis FC. Information on whether matches will be open to the general public will be provided at a later date. The squad is scheduled to return to Cincinnati on Friday, Feb. 21.

FC Cincinnati’s 2020 Preseason Schedule
Saturday, Jan. 18

Players report to Cincinnati

Sunday, Jan. 19 through Thursday, Feb. 6

Tucson, Ariz. (Kino Sports Complex) – all matches closed to the general public

  • Sunday, Jan. 19 – Depart for Tucson, Ariz.
  • Saturday, Jan. 25 – Intra-squad scrimmage
  • Wednesday, Jan. 29 – 5 p.m. ET vs. Phoenix Rising FC
  • Saturday, Feb. 1 – 1 p.m. ET vs. Sporting Kansas City in Casa Grande, Ariz. (Grande Sports World)
  • Wednesday, Feb. 5 – 5 p.m. ET vs. El Paso Locomotive FC
  • Thursday, Feb. 6 – Return to Cincinnati

Feb. 7-9

Players off in Cincinnati

Monday, Feb. 10 through Friday, Feb. 21

Bradenton, Fla. (IMG Academy) – TBD if matches will be open to the general public

  • Wednesday, Feb. 12 – 4 p.m. ET vs. Philadelphia Union
  • Sunday, Feb. 16 – 6 p.m. ET vs. Nashville SC
  • Friday, Feb. 21 – 12 p.m. ET vs. KR Reykjavik / vs. Sarasota Metropolis FC, Return to Cincinnati

Feb. 22-23

Players off in Cincinnati

Feb. 24

MLS Week 1 Preparations begin

FC Cincinnati 2020 Media Day

March 1

  • FC Cincinnati at New York Red Bulls (Harrison, N.J.), 1 p.m.

FC Cincinnati will return to the field for their second MLS season on Sunday, March 1, when the team opens the season on the road against the New York Red Bulls. After a road game at Atlanta United FC on Saturday, March 7, FCC will open its 2020 home slate on Saturday, March 14, when the team hosts D.C. United at Nippert Stadium in a 5:30 p.m. game.

Season Ticket Memberships are still available for purchase and start at $230 per ticket. A 2020 Season Ticket Membership also secures fans’ place on the club’s priority list, which will be utilized when sales begin in the new West End Stadium for the 2021 season. Information about all 2020 ticket options – season tickets, multiple-game options, group tickets and individual-game tickets – is available at or by calling 513-977-5425 (KICK).

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