FC Cincinnati might have only begun play in 2016, but the past two seasons have established FC Cincinnati as one of the most successful and most supported teams within the USL league. FCC holds a captivated and engaged fan base including more than a dozen different support groups alongside casual fans that support the local team’s extraordinary success. Drawing in almost 500,000 fans to Nippert Stadium throughout the season, FCC broke its single-season record for attendance.
United Soccer League compiled a “Year in Review” for FC Cincinnati that showcased the strong 2017 season. The team ended with a 12-10-10, 44pt record and placed sixth in the Eastern Conference. The first-class coaches did an excellent job in retaining 17 key players from 2016 that helped build a stable foundation for the team going into 2017. FCC continued to compete at a superiorly high level, dominating not only the USL league but also defeating Major League Soccer teams Columbus Crew SC and Chicago Fire in the U.S. Open Cup national tournament. While average attendance was over 21,000 per game making FCC the only team in USL to average over 20,000 fans per game, the matches against MLS teams drew up to 33,250 supporters.
The 2017 season ended in October and FCC competed in one payoff match where they lost to the Tampa Bay Rowdies.
Act Global is excited to continue to watch the team grow and excel going into 2018. The team currently has its home at Nippert Stadium where Act Global’s brand of synthetic turf has been the surface of choice since 2013. The artificial grass system is engineered for safety and performance and backed by intensive laboratory tests and natural grass benchmarks of top fields to ensure its high-caliber quality.
Congratulations to FC Cincinnati on a phenomenal season, and good luck going into 2018!