Home Opener

CINCINNATI – FC Cincinnati will host Inter Miami CF in a nationally televised contest on FOX and FOX Deportes in the first-ever match to be played at West End Stadium on Sunday, May 16 at 4 p.m. ET. The match will mark FC Cincinnati’s first home Major League Soccer match to be played at a venue other than Nippert Stadium. After the two sides played just once last season, the match will also be the first contest to be played between FC Cincinnati and Inter Miami CF in Cincinnati.


In addition to the club’s home opener, FC Cincinnati also learned their first two opponents of the 2021 MLS regular season schedule. The Orange and Blue will open their 2021 MLS campaign with a match against Nashville SC on Saturday, April 17. The following week, FCC will travel to play New York City FC on Saturday, April 24. FC Cincinnati’s season opener against Nashville SC will be the first time the two sides have played each other in an MLS match. The two teams met a combined four times during the 2018 USL Championship season and playoffs.


FC Cincinnati are 1-0-1 all-time in MLS home openers dating back to the club’s inaugural MLS home opener against the Portland Timbers on March 17, 2019. More than five months after the start of the 2020 MLS season, FC Cincinnati hosted their home opener following the MLS is Back Tournament by playing D.C. United to a scoreless draw on Aug. 21, 2020.


Tickets to the FCC home opener, which is Presented by Mercy Health, are currently only available through Season Ticket Memberships, which start at $325. Fans can put themselves in the best position to attend matches, including the May 16 match, by purchasing season tickets at fccincinnati.com/tickets or by calling 513-977-KICK (5425).


The upcoming season will be FC Cincinnati’s third season in Major League Soccer after joining as an expansion side 2019. West End Stadium is one of three brand-new venues set to debut this year – Columbus Crew SC’s New Crew Stadium and Austin FC’s Q2 Stadium will also host their first-ever matches during the 2021 season.


The full 2021 schedule will be released by MLS later this month. Full information on all announced MLS home openers is located below.


2021 Major League Soccer regular season home openers
All times are ET. Schedule is subject to change

Friday, April 16, 2021

8 p.m.

Houston Dynamo FC vs. San Jose Earthquakes (BBVA Stadium)

ESPN+

9:30 p.m. 

Seattle Sounders FC vs. Minnesota United FC (Lumen Field)

FS1, FOX Deportes

Saturday, April 17, 2021

1 p.m.

New York Red Bulls vs. Sporting Kansas City (Red Bull Arena)

ESPN+

2 p.m.

CF Montréal vs. Toronto FC (Miami, Fla.; Inter Miami CF Stadium)

CTV, TSN, TVA, TVA Sports, ESPN+

3 p.m.

Orlando City SC vs. Atlanta United (Exploria Stadium)

UniMás, TUDN, Twitter

5:30 p.m.

Los Angeles Football Club vs. Austin FC (Banc of California Stadium)

FOX, FOX Deportes

8 p.m.

FC Dallas vs. Colorado Rapids (Toyota Stadium)

ESPN+

8 p.m.

D.C. United vs. New York City FC (Audi Field)

ESPN+

8:30 p.m.Nashville SC vs. FC Cincinnati (Nissan Stadium)ESPN+

8:30 p.m.

Chicago Fire FC vs. New England Revolution (Soldier Field)

ESPN+

Sunday, April 18, 2021

3 p.m.

Inter Miami CF vs. LA Galaxy (Inter Miami CF Stadium)

ABC, ESPN Deportes

5:30 p.m.

Columbus Crew SC vs. Philadelphia Union (Historic Crew Stadium)

FS1, FOX Deportes

10 p.m.

Vancouver Whitecaps FC vs. Portland Timbers (Rio Tinto Stadium)

TSN, ESPN+

Friday, April 23, 2021

7:30 p.m.

Sporting Kansas City vs. Orlando City SC (Children’s Mercy Park)

FS1, FOX Deportes

Saturday, April 24, 2021
1 p.m.New York City FC vs. FC Cincinnati (Yankee Stadium)ESPN+

3 p.m.

Toronto FC vs. Vancouver Whitecaps FC (Exploria Stadium)

CTV, TSN, ESPN+

3:30 p.m.

San Jose Earthquakes vs. FC Dallas (Earthquakes Stadium)

Univision, TUDN, Twitter

8 p.m.

Atlanta United vs. Chicago Fire FC (Mercedes-Benz Stadium)

ESPN+

8 p.m.

New England Revolution vs. D.C. United (Gillette Stadium)

ESPN+

8 p.m.

Philadelphia Union vs. Inter Miami CF (Subaru Park)

ESPN+

8 p.m.

Minnesota United FC vs. Real Salt Lake (Allianz Field)

ESPN+

9 p.m.

Colorado Rapids vs. Austin FC (Dick’s Sporting Goods Park)

ESPN+

10:30 p.m.

Portland Timbers vs. Houston Dynamo FC (Providence Park)

ESPN+

Sunday, April 25, 2021

5:30 p.m.

LA Galaxy vs. New York Red Bulls (Dignity Health Sports Park)

FS1, FOX Deportes

Saturday, May 1, 2021

2 p.m.

Real Salt Lake vs. Sporting Kansas City (Rio Tinto Stadium)

ESPN+

Sunday, May 16, 2021
4 p.m.FC Cincinnati vs. Inter Miami CF (West End Stadium)FOX, FOX Deportes
Saturday, June 19, 2021

9 p.m.

Austin FC vs. San Jose Earthquakes (Q2 Stadium)

UniMás, TUDN, Twitter


For up-to-the-minute information about FC Cincinnati, visit the team’s official website at fccincinnati.com, or follow the team on Twitter, Instagram and Facebook at @FCCincinnati. Additionally, fans are encouraged to download the team’s official mobile app on the Apple App Store or Google Play for instant access to mobile tickets, team content and match notifications.


Information about seating options at the club’s state-of-the-art West End Stadium – which will open in Spring 2021 – is now available at westendstadium.com. For more information about 2021 Season Ticket Memberships, which are now on sale to the general public, visit westendstadium.com or the stadium’s social properties on Twitter, Facebook or Instagram at @WestEndStadium, or by calling the team’s sales and service staff at 513-977-5425.

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