FC Cincinnati lost 2-0 to Crystal Palace FC in an international friendly on Saturday evening. The match was played in front of an enormous record setting crowd of 35,061 at Nippert Stadium. Jordon Mutch and Wilfried Zaha scored the goals for Palace, one in each half of the game. FC Cincinnati played competitively and had multiple chances to score but could not convert.
FC Cincinnati now turns their attention to 3 critical matches against the best the USL’s Eastern conference has to offer. Over eleven days they will take on NY Red Bulls II (July 20), Louisville City FC (July 23) and Charleston Battery (July 30), all at Nippert Stadium.
Come back to Orange and Blue Press this week for Match Notes from the Palace friendly and coverage of the upcoming USL matches.