MATCHDAY GUIDE | FC Cincinnati vs Portland Timbers



FC Cincinnati host the Portland Timbers this Saturday, April 22, looking to make it five wins in five games at TQL Stadium. Kickoff is set for 7:30 p.m. in Portland’s first visit to the Queen City since the inaugural home game in FCC’s MLS history back on March 17, 2019.

Tickets for Saturday’s match are still available at or by calling (513) 977-5425 (KICK).

Saturday’s match will stream exclusively on MLS Season Pass on the Apple TV app. Visit here for more information on MLS Season Pass on Apple TV.

Saturday will also feature the Orange and Blue wearing the adidas One Planet jerseys as part of a league-wide initiative on Earth Day Weekend to raise awareness about ocean plastic waste and eliminating CO2-emitting plastics production.

Beginning at 9 a.m. on Saturday, fans in the state of Ohio can purchase 50/50 Raffle Tickets to support the FC Cincinnati Foundation! All tickets can be purchased online at or on the official FC Cincinnati app.

The 50/50 Raffle will be benefitting the FC Cincinnati Foundation and help fund its key programs: Soccer Unites, Mini Soccer Pitch Builds, West End Pride, and Learning Is Cool as the Foundation works to improve the lives of children in our region through soccer.

Raffle Tickets are one for $10, 10 for $20, 50 for $50 and 200 for $100. No tickets are purchased in-person or with cash, and the raffle closes at the 75th minute of Saturday’s game. The winning ticket will be announced post-match at and on FCCF social media channels.

Head over to Washington Park at 4:30 p.m. as the pre-match party gets started with food trucks, drinks and free family-friendly activities including:

  • Live music from Model Behavior
  • FCC inflatables
  • Face painting and balloons
  • FIFA Station
  • Games including Snooker Ball and the Striker Challenge
  • Team Store pop-up with select team merchandise for purchase
  • FC Cincinnati merchandise sales
  • Beer, wine, hard seltzer and drink specials for purchase at The Porch

At 6:30 p.m., fans can join the high-energy march into the stadium with smoke, drums and chants.

Mikaylah Rose will perform pre-match on the East Plaza of TQL Stadium, presented by Ohio Lottery. Inside TQL Stadium, special pre-match happy hour pricing will include $2 off all alcohol at the Coors Light Corner and Heineken bars. The Das Boot, a 22-ounce beer soccer boot replica cup will be available at all draft beer locations in the stadium.

Vouchers for a limited-amount of License Plate Holders presented by Mike’s Car Wash will be available upon entry through the gates.

Read below for more information regarding new parking options, the stadium’s updated clear bag policy, and new NFC Ticketing:

New Parking Options

A new temporary single-match parking option is currently available at the Temporary North Surface Lot. Plan ahead for matchday with our Parking Information.

Bag Policy

TQL Stadium has updated its Clear Bag Policy. Learn more about our TQL Stadium Bag Policy.

NFC Ticketing

In addition to mobile ticketing, FC Cincinnati and SeatGeek will be utilizing NFC Ticketing (Near Field Communication) at all stadium gates and entrances. Fans can add their ticket to Apple Wallet on their iPhone or Apple Watch and simply tap their device at the reader at the gate to enter the stadium. Learn more with our Mobile Ticketing Information.

Visit HERE for more information regarding what to know this season at TQL Stadium. Fans should be sure to be in their seats shortly before kickoff as Gary gets things started with the pre-match ritual in the Northwest corner of the stadium.

For an A-to-Z stadium guide, parking information, a stadium map, bag policy, streaming information and more, visit

In the event of rain, for FC Cincinnati matches, fans may bring umbrellas into TQL Stadium, but they cannot be opened in the seating areas. Blankets are permitted at TQL Stadium. Blankets are subject to standard screening procedures. If there is a bag that holds the blanket, the bag must still meet the stadium bag policy.

Can’t make it to the game and looking for a place to watch the Orange and Blue? Head to one of the club’s official Pub Partners presented by Coors Light which broadcast all home and away games and feature opportunities for fans to win prizes all season long.

To break down last Saturday’s match against St. Louis and look ahead to preview the matchup with Portland, tune in to FC Cincinnati Weekly on WCPO 9 this Friday, April 21 at 7:30 p.m.

Every week, FC Cincinnati fans will see previews and analysis of the club’s next opponents, previous match recaps, profiles of players, coaches, fans and league news.

Download FC Cincinnati’s new official mobile app, available now for download on iOS and Android devices. The FC Cincinnati app keeps fans closer than ever to the action and include real time push notifications, news, ticket information and more.

Saturday’s match will be streamed live on MLS Season Pass on the Apple TV app and over the radio locally on ESPN 1530. On Apple TV, Kevin Egan and Kyndra de St. Aubin will have the call in English and Jose Hernandez and Pablo Marino will broadcast the match in Spanish.

Tom Gelehrter and Kevin McCloskey will have the call on radio, and with the match being at home, fans watching on MLS Season Pass via Apple TV will have the option to switch to the local home radio broadcast as their audio source.

To switch to the home radio audio:

  1. Click on the live FC Cincinnati match in MLS Season Pass on the Apple TV app
  2. Click on the radio button located in the bottom right hand corner
  3. Choose “Home Team’s Local Radio: English” to listen to FCC’s local broadcast during the match

MLS Season Pass on the Apple TV app is the only place to watch every FC Cincinnati match during the 2023 season, including playoffs, with no blackouts or restrictions. A subscription to MLS Season Pass on Apple TV is included with a full-season ticket membership (one per account). Subscribe Now or visit the Season Ticket Member FAQ.

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Visit HERE for more information regarding FC Cincinnati’s radio broadcasts.

Be sure to follow @FCCincinnati on Twitter, Instagram and Facebook for live updates from the game.