FC Cincinnati defeats LouCity FC to advance in US Open Cup

05/31/2017 10:14 PM

FC Cincinnati will advance in the Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup after defeating rival Louisville City FC 1-0 on Wednesday night. In the fourth round of the U.S. Open Cup, FC Cincinnati will host Major League Soccer and fellow Ohio club Columbus Crew SC on June 14. On the match-up, head coach Alan Koch said, “it’s huge. I think everybody knows where our club would like to go.”

The match was chippy and intense, as expected. FCC pulled out the win with a goal in the 48th minute by star striker Djiby Fall. Koch called it “ironic” that Djiby scored the game-winner after he was suspended for biting LouCity’s Niall McCabe in the last match between the two clubs. The goal is Djiby’s second in the 2017 U.S. Open Cup, making him FCC’s all-time leading scorer in Cup matches.

FC Cincinnati will return to USL play on Saturday at Rochester. Louisville City FC will head to Charleston for a 7 p.m. match on Saturday.

Kaci Kust

Kaci is a Production Specialist based out of the Northern Kentucky Spectrum News bureau. When she’s not working at the station she is covering high school sports, Bengals or EKU games for Sports Night, which airs weeknights at 6:30 and 10:30 on Spectrum News. She played basketball for Hope College in Michigan where she earned a degree in journalism. She says if she wasn’t covering athletics for a living, she’d still be up early checking scores and stats. You can get the latest on the Bengals, EKU or high school sports in Northern Kentucky by following Kaci on Twitter @Kacikust.

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