• Thu. Dec 8th, 2022

They will take on New York Red Bulls in first round

By: Christian LeDuc

CINCINNATI  — For the first time in team history FC Cincinnati is heading to the 2022 Audi MLS Cup Playoffs.

The team returned home to the Queen City Sunday night to a cheering crowd at Lunken Airport after beating DC United 5-2, securing their spot.

Head coach Pat Noonan said the victory was a long-time coming.

“Guys that have been part of the struggle, the work that they’ve put in and the patience they’ve had to stick with it is paying off in a good way,” said Noonan.

This is his first year coaching the team after the team and former head coach Jaap Stam parted ways.

This Saturday the fifth-seeded FC Cincinnati will take on the fourth-seed New York Red Bulls in the first round. The game is in New York with kickoff scheduled for 12 p.m. The game will be broadcast on Univision.

Reposted with permission from WCPO 9 Cincinnati