FC Cincinnati’s first-ever postseason advancement returns to the airwaves this weekend as WSTR Star64 will re-air the 2018 USL Cup Playoffs first-round match against Nashville SC, when the Orange and Blue bested the visitors in penalties, 6-5.
The game will be televised by Star64 at 2 p.m. on Saturday, May 23, and will also be re-simulcast on fccincinnati.com within the WSTR Star64 viewing area.
The match ended scoreless after 90 minutes, forcing the two sides to play 30 additional minutes. Corben Bone scored in the 95th minute to give the Orange and Blue the lead, however, Nashville’s Bradley Bourgeois brought the visitors level in the 115th minute. After the two sides remained tied through 120 minutes, FC Cincinnati defeated Nashville SC in penalties, 6-5. Kenney Walker scored the game-winning penalty kick after Nashville’s Justin Davis sent his shot over the crossbar.
The Orange and Blue finished the regular season with 77 points, clinching the 2018 USL Regular-Season Championship. During the season, FCC went on a 23-game unbeaten streak, setting a USL record.
Once again, fans will be able to watch the match accompanied by “The Buffalo Wings & Rings Second Screen Experience” that will be streamed live starting at 2:00 p.m. on the club’s Facebook page. The Voice of FCC, Tom Gelehrter, will be joined by Kevin McCloskey, Forrest Lasso, Emmanuel Ledesma and Richie Ryan to recount experiences and memories of the rebroadcast match, as well as other behind-the-scenes stories.
Supporting FCC partners
With a 2 p.m. re-air on WSTR 64, fans are encouraged to support FC Cincinnati food and beverage partners after the game for dinner and drinks – just like they would after an afternoon match at Nippert Stadium.
The following club partners are open in a limited capacity under state guidelines:
· Buffalo Wings & Rings (limited occupancy dining*, curbside pick-up, carry out and delivery)
· Dunkin (drive through and carry out)
· Frisch’s (drive-thru, carry out and delivery)
· LaRosa’s (carry out and delivery)
· Skyline Chili (limited occupancy dining*, drive-thru)
· United Dairy Farmers (carry out)
Additionally, Braxton Brewing Co. is open for online ordering and curbside pickup at its Covington, Ky., location. To order, visit store.braxtonbrewing.com, place your order and then visit the Covington Taproom (27 West 7th Street, Covington, KY 41011) between noon and 6 p.m., Tuesday through Sunday. Braxton Brewing Co. representatives will bring your order directly to your car for a contactless payment and pick up.
For ongoing updates, please stay up-to-date by following the club’s social media accounts at @FCCincinnati or visiting fccincinnati.com. For the club’s on-going updates related to the current public health crisis, please visit fccincinnati.com/season-suspension-updates.