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"Blue Out" Cincy Ahead of Saturday's USL Cup Playoff Game


CINCINNATI – FC Cincinnati begins play in the USL Cup Playoffs on Saturday afternoon and is looking to galvanize Cincinnati as its quest for the USL Cup Championship begins.

Prepare to “Blue Out” Nippert Stadium on Saturday as FCC hosts Nashville SC, presented by U.S. Bank, in the Eastern Conference Quarterfinals at 4 p.m.

Have tickets to or plan to attend Saturdays game? Make sure you wear blue!

Don’t yet have tickets to the game? They’re still available for as low as $10 by calling 513-977-5425 (KICK) or online at

FC Cincinnati hopes the city shows its support for the team on Friday, Oct. 19 – and makes the city an imposing stay for Nashville as they arrive in town – by wearing blue to work, school or just around town that day.

Fans are also strongly suggested to follow FC Cincinnati’s social accounts (@FCCincinnati on Twitter, Instagram and Facebook) to participate in a city-wide scavenger hunt, which begins today. Fans can win FCC gear, as well as tickets to Saturday’s game and an exclusive pregame opportunity.

FCC begins its quest to bring a historic championship to the city before it departs the USL for Major League Soccer in 2019.

The top overall seed in the 2018 USL Cup Playoffs, FC Cincinnati has earned the right to host every round it plays at home at Nippert Stadium, up to and including the USL Cup Championship. Should FCC advance, all games will be played at Nippert Stadium:

  • Eastern Conference Quarterfinals: Saturday, Oct. 20 | 4 p.m.
  • Eastern Conference Semifinals: Saturday, Oct. 27 | 4 p.m.
  • Eastern Conference Championship: Friday, Nov. 2 | 7:30 p.m.
  • USL Cup: Thursday, Nov. 8 | 8 p.m. | ESPN2

For up-to-the-minute information about FC Cincinnati, visit the team’s official website at, or follow the team on Twitter, Instagram and Facebook at @FCCincinnati. For more information about FC Cincinnati tickets, call 513-977-KICK (5425) or visit