2020 FInal Matches

Remaining matches in FC Cincinnati’s regular season schedule unveiled

CINCINNATI – Major League Soccer today announced the remainder of the 2020 MLS regular season schedule.

Following the next two matches, which were previously announced, FC Cincinnati have learned their final nine opponents to close out the regular season. For the remainder of the regular season, the Orange and Blue will play eight matches against Eastern Conference opponents, as well as three matches against Western Conference foes.

FC Cincinnati are set to play five consecutive matches at Nippert Stadium in a 17-day span from Oct. 11 through Oct. 28. The home of FC Cincinnati matches dating back to the club’s inaugural USL season in 2016, Nippert Stadium will host its final MLS regular season match when FC Cincinnati take on Sporting Kansas City on Wednesday, Oct. 28.

Additional information regarding the potential to host fans in the final five regular season home matches will be announced in the near future.

All FC Cincinnati matches not televised nationally will be carried regionally on WSTR Star 64 and on the radio on WDJO. Matches not televised nationally will be streamed at fccincinnati.com/stream throughout the club’s designated regional broadcast territory.

  • CLICK HERE for the updated FC Cincinnati Regular Season Schedule
  • CLICK HERE for the updated MLS Regular Season Schedule

The Audi MLS Cup Playoffs will again consist of single-elimination matches hosted by the higher-seeded team and follow a straight bracket format through MLS Cup on Dec.12.

As previously announced, in an expansion of the postseason for 2020, 18 clubs will compete in the Audi 2020 MLS Cup Playoffs. Eight teams from the 12-team Western Conference will qualify directly to Round 1. The top six seeds from the 14-team Eastern Conference will qualify directly to Round 1. Eastern Conference seeds 7-10 will each compete in a play-in match (No. 7 vs. No. 10, and No. 8 vs. No. 9) to determine the two additional Eastern Conference teams that will qualify for the Audi 2020 MLS Cup Playoffs Round 1.

The lower-seeded advancing team will face the Eastern Conference No. 1 seed in Round 1, while the higher-seeded advancing team will face the Eastern Conference No. 2 seed.

The Audi 2020 MLS Cup Playoffs schedule and broadcast details will be announced at a later date.
 

The Schedule Make-Up

FC Cincinnati will be back at Nippert Stadium tomorrow evening for their final home match of September against the Philadelphia Union. FCC will look to earn their first-ever win against the Union after dropping both matches in the club’s inaugural MLS campaign.

Following the match on Wednesday, the Orange and Blue will play three consecutive road contests – at New York City FC, at Minnesota United FC and at the Philadelphia Union. The match against NYCFC will be a rematch from the clubs’ original meeting at Red Bull Arena on Sept. 12. FCC will play their first Western Conference opponent of the season when they play Minnesota United FC on Saturday, Oct. 3. The Orange and Blue will conclude the three-match road trip with their second match against Philadelphia in two weeks.

FC Cincinnati will then play five consecutive matches at Nippert Stadium in a span of 17 days to conclude the home portion of the schedule. FCC will play their only regular season match against Toronto FC on Sunday, Oct. 11. Following that contest, the Orange and Blue will face three consecutive repeat opponents – Columbus Crew SC on Wednesday, Oct. 14, D.C. United on Sunday, Oct. 18, and Minnesota United FC on Saturday, Oct. 24.

FCC will conclude their final regular season at Nippert Stadium with an interconference mid-week match against Sporting Kansas City on Wednesday, Oct. 28.

The Orange and Blue will head south for the final two matches of the 2020 MLS regular season. First, FCC will play Atlanta United FC for a third time this season – and for a second time at Mercedes-Benz Stadium – on Sunday, Nov. 1. Finally, FC Cincinnati will wrap up their regular season schedule on Decision Day with the first-ever meeting against expansion side Inter Miami CF on Sunday, Nov. 8. 
 

2020 FC Cincinnati Regular Season Schedule

Date

Opponent

Location

Kickoff

Wednesday, Sept. 23

Philadelphia Union

Nippert Stadium (Cincinnati, Ohio)

7:30 p.m.

Saturday, Sept. 26

at New York City FC

Red Bull Arena (Harrison, N.J.)

7 p.m.

Saturday, Oct. 3

at Minnesota United FC

Allianz Field (St. Paul, Minn.)

8 p.m.

Wednesday, Oct. 7

at Philadelphia Union

Subaru Park (Chester, Pa.)

7:30 p.m.

Sunday, Oct. 11

Toronto FC

Nippert Stadium (Cincinnati, Ohio)

7:30 p.m.

Wednesday, Oct. 14

Columbus Crew SC

Nippert Stadium (Cincinnati, Ohio)

7:30 p.m.

Sunday, Oct. 18

D.C. United

Nippert Stadium (Cincinnati, Ohio)

7:30 p.m.

Saturday, Oct. 24

Minnesota United FC

Nippert Stadium (Cincinnati, Ohio)

7:30 p.m.

Wednesday, Oct. 28

Sporting Kansas City

Nippert Stadium (Cincinnati, Ohio)

7:30 p.m.

Sunday, Nov. 1

at Atlanta United FC

Mercedes-Benz Stadium (Atlanta, Ga.)

7 p.m.

Sunday, Nov. 8

at Inter Miami CF

Inter Miami CF Stadium (Fort Lauderdale, Fla.)

3:30 p.m.

FC Cincinnati will be back in action on Wednesday, Sept. 23, when they will play the Philadelphia Union at Nippert Stadium. Kickoff is set for 7:30 p.m. ET, and the game will be televised on WSTR 64, carried on the radio on WDJO (99.5 FM, 107.9 FM and 1480 AM), streamed regionally on fccincinnati.com/stream, out of market on ESPN+, while an audio stream will be available at TuneIn (WDJO) and fccincinnati.com.

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.

Information about seating options at the club’s state-of-the-art West End Stadium – which will open in Spring 2021 – is now available at westendstadium.com. Season ticket deposits are now being accepted for traditional reserved seating and The Bailey. For more information about 2021 season memberships, visit westendstadium.com or the stadium’s social properties on Twitter, Facebook or Instagram at @WestEndStadium, or by calling the team’s sales and service staff at 513-977-5425.

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