2020 preseason plans unveiled

FC Cincinnati will begin their on-field preparations for the 2020 season in January as they ready for their second MLS season.  

During their preseason preparations, FC Cincinnati will take two team training trips and are expected to play in as many as seven exhibitions. The team will travel to both Tucson, Arizona, and Bradenton, Florida, for training, as well as multiple games in each locale.

FC Cincinnati’s players will arrive in Cincinnati to open preseason camp on Saturday, Jan. 18, before departing the next day for a 19-day trip to Tucson – departing Sunday, Jan. 19 and returning to Cincinnati on Thursday, Feb. 6. 

FCC will train at the Kino Sports Complex and are currently scheduled to play four exhibitions in Tucson: an intra-squad scrimmage on Jan. 25, before matches on Jan. 29, Feb. 1 and Feb. 5.

After three off days in Cincinnati, the Orange and Blue will depart for Bradenton on Feb. 10 for a 12-day trip. The club will return to the IMG Academy for a fifth year. The team is expected to play matches on three dates as of now, including Feb. 12, Feb. 16 and finally Feb. 21, before returning to Cincinnati that evening.

Once back in Cincinnati, the club will begin formal in-market preparations before opening the 2020 MLS regular season at the New York Red Bulls on Sunday, March 1.

FC Cincinnati’s 2020 Preseason Schedule

Saturday, Jan. 18

Players report to Cincinnati

Sunday, Jan. 19 through Thursday, Feb. 6

Tucson, Ariz. (Kino Sports Complex)

  • Sunday, Jan. 19 – Depart for Tucson, Ariz.
  • Saturday, Jan. 25 – Intra-squad scrimmage
  • Wednesday, Jan. 29 – Matchday*
  • Saturday, Feb. 1 – Matchday*
  • Wednesday, Feb. 5 – Matchday*
  • Thursday, Feb. 6 – Return to Cincinnati

Feb. 7-9

Players off in Cincinnati

Monday, Feb. 10 through Friday, Feb. 21

Bradenton, Fla. (IMG Academy)

  • Wednesday, Feb. 12 – Matchday*
  • Sunday, Feb. 16 – Matchday*
  • Friday, Feb. 21 – Matchday* (AM), Return to Cincinnati (PM)

Feb. 22-23

Players off in Cincinnati

Feb. 24

MLS Week 1 Preparations begin

FC Cincinnati 2020 Media Day

March 1

FC Cincinnati at New York Red Bulls (Harrison, N.J.), 1 p.m.

* More information about the team’s including match opponents, match locations and times, will be released closer to the start of preseason.

FC Cincinnati will return to the field in early 2020 for their second MLS season. Season Ticket Memberships for the 2020 season are now on sale to the general public at or by calling 513-977-5425 (KICK). A 2020 Season Ticket Membership also secures fans’ place on the club’s priority list, which will be utilized when sales begin in the new West End Stadium for the 2021 season. 

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.