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Official radio partnership with iHeartMedia and six other sponsors announced

By Staff, 02/23/16, 4:30PM EST



FC Cincinnati continues to form strong partnerships with several sponsors in its first year with iHeartMedia Cincinnati signing on as the Official Radio Partner for the organization. iHeartMedia will air all of FCC’s regular-season home matches on ESPN 1530, beginning with the April 9th home opener against Charlotte.

“iHeartMedia Cincinnati is proud to bring the premier soccer team in the region to you,” said Chuck Fredrick, Region President of iHeartMedia Cincinnati-Dayton. “We applaud FC Cincinnati on their inaugural season and the commitment they are making in the community.”

FC Cincinnati has also penned an agreement with Moerlein Lager House, which will be the official home of the ‘Coach John Harkes Show’. Hosted by Tom Gelehrter of 4th Floor Creative, the show is scheduled to air biweekly on Tuesdays from 6-7:00 p.m. on ESPN 1530 and will kick off March 22nd.

In addition to iHeartMedia and Morelein’s partnserships, the club are pleased to announce the addition of five additional sponsors.

Joseph Auto Group, led by FCC minority owner George Joseph, will serve as the Team Transportation Provider.

Skyline Chili has signed on to be the Official Chili and Fan of the Game Sponsor while CycleBar has been tabbed the team’s Official Cross-Training Provider. Simply Grand Catering and Rodizio Grill round out the expanding list of FC Cincinnati sponsors.

Jeff Berding, President & General Manager, stated, “FC Cincinnati is committed to adding another jewel to Cincinnati’s crown. Soccer is on the rise in our country and so is Cincinnati. We thank all of our sponsors for joining our vision of bringing another professional sports team to our community – together we can do this.”

FC Cincinnati’s recent partnerships bolster a substantial roster of Official Sponsors: U.S. Bank, Official Team Shorts Sponsor; NovaCare, Official Athletic Training & Physical Therapy Provider; Wall to Wall, Official Indoor Training Facility; Donatos, Official Pizza; Pepsi, Official Soft Drink; Gatorade, Official Sports Drink, BB&T Bank as the Official Game Ball Managers Sponsor; Western & Southern Financial Group as the Official Goal Sponsor and Taste of Belgium as the Official Away Game Viewing Partner.

The latest team to join the United Soccer League (USL), FC Cincinnati is coached by John Harkes, a veteran of Major League Soccer and the U.S. National Team. Currently, the team is attending training camp in Florida and is scheduled to participate in IMG Suncoast Pro Classic, an international friendly round-robin tournament, featuring Danish Club HB Koge (Superliga), New York City FC (MLS) and Icelandic club Reykjavik FC (Úrvalsdeild), that runs from February 17-27.

FC Cincinnati, owned by Cincinnati businessman and philanthropist Carl Lindner III, will open the regular season on the road in Charleston, March 26th at 7:30 p.m.

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