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.