Preview: FC Cincinnati must earn three points against Richmond
FC Cincinnati is just coming back from a brutal two-game Florida road trip in which they lost to Tampa Bay and tied Orlando City. After this home matchup, they will be headed back to Florida for their Wednesday night Open Cup game against Miami FC. For now, they must focus on the situation at hand.
They are playing a Richmond Kickers team that is dead last in the Eastern Conference with just twelve points. Earlier this year, FCC and Richmond drew 1-1 after Jimmy McLaughlin tied it up for FCC in the 70th minute. Both Danny Konig and Djiby Fall, FCC's main goal scorers, were out for that game.
FCC is fighting for more than a draw here. Over 15,000 tickets have already been sold and the White Out should be a huge success, but they need the three points badly. At this point, they are not fighting for a home playoff game but a playoff game in general. FCC sits 8th in the Eastern Conference, and they have played 17 games. Ottawa FC sits one point behind them with only 16 games played. While FCC has made it the farthest of any team in the USL in the Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup, they need to pick it up in their USL games.
Like previously stated, this game will be a white out. If you can't make it, everything to need to know will be below.
Harrison Delbridge, the anchor for the backline, was reportedly ruled day-to-day with an ab strain so I would expect him to be out as FCC has seemed to prioritize the U.S. Open Cup games.
Back to work, tomorrow.— Tom Gelehrter (@Tommy_G) July 9, 2017
⚽️: @fccincinnati vs @RichmondKickers
⌚️: 6 pm
🎙: Ryan Handbury @LndsPatterson & me pic.twitter.com/lDjl2PPdxx