FC Cincinnati vs Chicago Fire to be televised on ESPN2
FC Cincinnati beat the Columbus Crew FC in the first "Hell Is Real" derby to allow them to face the Chicago Fire FC in the Round of 16 of the Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup. This game, while speculated to be on ESPN yesterday, is officially announced that it will be televised on ESPN2.
FCC broke the news to its fans on Twitter early Friday:
We'll have a few more 👀 on our @opencup Round of 16 game versus @ChicagoFire, as it will air live on @espn 2!— FC Cincinnati (@fccincinnati) June 23, 2017
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FCC proved its worth when they brought in a crowd of 30,000+ against the Crew, and they are likely to be bringing in another huge crowd. As for broadcasting, it seems ESPN's Taylor Twellman and Adrian Healey may be headlining the broadcast.
One thing to watch for will the formation. Against the Crew, Coach Koch played both Djiby and Konig up top. This was a beauty, and we will have to see if they will be going back to this.