FC CINCINNATI | Record crowd makes big impact on visiting Crystal Palace

07/18/2016 06:05 PM

FC Cincinnati gave English Premier League team Crystal Palace their best effort, but the EPL firepower proved too much for the USL club who lost 2-0. But according to FCC head coach John Harkes, entering the game looking for a win was not what he was telling his club, but rather to enjoy the experience of playing in front of a massive group of supporters.

Over 35,000 fans filed into Nippert Stadium to set a statewide attendance record for a soccer game in Ohio. That number exceeds what Crystal Palace typically draws for a home game in London. That support for their home team, and the support offered to Crystal Palace fans visiting the Queen City made a major impact on both teams.

Garrett Moore

Garrett joined cn|2 as Sports Producer in July 2015. Garrett is a Kentucky native who has been enveloped by Kentucky sports culture his entire life. He is excited to contribute to the cn|2 team by covering sports in the state he loves. Outside the office, Garrett enjoys golfing, hiking, fishing, and being a sports spectator at every level.

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