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 is a Sports Producer for Spectrum News. He is a graduate of Middle Tennessee State and got his start as a sports photographer. He now produces Sports Night, the state’s only nightly show dedicated to in-depth coverage of all sports in Kentucky. Sports Night airs weeknights at 6:30 and 10:30 on Spectrum News. Outside the station, Garrett enjoys golfing, hiking, fishing, and prides himself on being all-in as a sports spectator. He won a gift card for playing an air guitar in the student section during an MTSU basketball game. Follow Garrett on Twitter @SportsNightGM for real-time sports updates or if you just want to see the shenanigans that go on behind the scenes in getting Sports Night on the air.

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