FC Cincinnati will host USL Championship side Pittsburgh Riverhounds SC at TQL Stadium in the Third Round of the 2022 Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup on Tuesday, April 19. Kickoff is set for 7 p.m. and the game will be streamed exclusively on ESPN+.
FC Cincinnati Season Ticket Members will have the opportunity to purchase tickets in their existing seat locations for reduced pricing via their SeatGeek account.
Tickets will then go on sale to the general public at 9 a.m. on Wednesday, April 13. Tickets start at just $12 and can be purchased at fccincinnati.com/tickets or by calling 513-977-KICK, that’s 513-977-5425.
It will mark the 10th all-time meeting between FCC and Pittsburgh, the first since October 6, 2018 when the clubs were both part of the USL Championship. The Orange and Blue are undefeated all-time against the Riverhounds, holding a 5-0-4 record against their rivals from the Steel City, including 2-0-2 in Cincinnati.
The two sides have once met in the U.S. Open Cup, in the 2018 Third Round when FCC won 3-1 in Pittsburgh.
2022 marks the 107th edition of the U.S. Open Cup, the oldest national soccer competition in the United States which first began in 1913. The Orange and Blue are 8-3-2 all-time in the event, which most notably FC Cincinnati advanced to the semifinals of in 2017, falling in extra time to the New York Red Bulls in front of a then sell-out crowd of 33,250 fans at Nippert Stadium. But not before the then-USL side advanced past five opponents including defeating Columbus Crew SC and knocking off Chicago Fire in penalty kicks.
In the last U.S. Open Cup held in 2019, FC Cincinnati defeated Louisville City FC 2-1 after extra time in the Fourth Round before falling to Saint Louis FC in the Round of 16.
FC Cincinnati returns to the field Saturday, April 16 when the team travels to face Atlanta United FC. Kickoff is set for 6 p.m. ET and the game will be televised live on WSTR Star64, streamed on fccincinnati.com (in-region) and ESPN+ (out-of-region) and carried on the radio on ESPN 1530. The 2022 schedule can be viewed, HERE. Fans can get the best tickets at the best price to the best matches all season long by purchasing season tickets at fccincinnati.com/tickets or by calling 513-977-KICK.
Fans can also purchase half-season ticket packages and single match tickets to any of FC Cincinnati’s remaining home games are available now.
FC Cincinnati is in their fourth season of MLS competition in 2022, and their second playing at TQL Stadium. 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.