In this segment, we highlight our feature article of the week, and take a look at some of the best FC Cincinnati related content produced by other outlets. It’s a way to recap the week’s events and share content that we think is worth your attention.
Ironing Out the Wrinkles: The Top 5 USL Eastern Conference Kits – Geoff Tebbetts – Orange & Blue Press
In our feature article of the week, we take a look at the five finest kits the USL’s Eastern Conference has to offer, and how they stack up against FC Cincinnati’s new look for 2018.
FC Cincinnati expects to have a more diversified attack with new talent – The Athletic Cincinnati / Justin Williams
The Athletic is a subscription-based service covering Cincinnati sports, and is now delving into FC Cincinnati coverage. This well-written article focuses on the new and improved FC Cincinnati roster and the differences in attack from the 2017 season to the 2018 season. The article highlights new FCC players Emmanuel Ledesma, Emery Welshman, and evaluates manager Alan Koch’s tactics with the influx of new talent. It also references our Hydra attack article, cheers Justin.
In conversation with Ottawa Fury FC Captain Richie Ryan – Apt613.ca/Josh Lemoine
This is an OLD article but one we noticed recently. It’s an interview with current FC Cincinnati midfielder and former Ottawa Fury FC captain Richie Ryan. The article took place in 2015 shortly after the midfielder’s former club won the NASL championship game. It even mentions former FC Cincinnati inaugural player Andrew Wiedeman and his hair. This is a hilarious must-read.
Eastern Conf. Notebook – FCC, LouCity Set for Rivalry Renewal – USL/Chris Hockman
Even though we all know it as the “Dirty River Derby,” this is still a great piece about FC
Cincinnati and their rivals, Louisville City FC. The article mentions some of the past highlights of the rivalry as well as looks ahead to the latest edition of it. The article also includes interviews with both club’s managers.
Old Man Ultras – An “Exceptionally” Unofficial FC Cincinnati Podcast
This podcast started back in September of 2017, but they are really hitting their stride this season. Join Shindler, Maccabee, Stone Delicious, and Bubbles as they re-live FC Cincinnati’s adventures on the pitch each week. They curse and they don’t take themselves too seriously, which are two key ingredients for any good podcast (…Michael Walker speaking).
Could this be the beginning of the end of the stadium saga? On Friday, April 6th, the West
End community council shared a plan with the public that endorsed FC Cincinnati and the idea of finally bringing the club’s stadium to the West End. One major proponent of this deal is PG Sittenfeld who has finally joined the FC Cincinnati march and appears to have brought the club one step closer to its MLS aspirations.
ICYMI on Twitter
Just when we thought the Tommy Heinemann contract situation was in the rearview mirror, forceful words were exchanged between the MLS Players Association and FC Cincinnati via press release this week (both statements below). It looks like the case is heading to the American Arbitration Association later this month for resolution. Stay tuned to this space.
Here is our statement: pic.twitter.com/sm44aYMnpU
— MLSPA (@MLSPA) April 3, 2018
Response from FC Cincinnati regarding MLSPA statement. pic.twitter.com/zZjXXzowLI
— FC Cincinnati (@fccincinnati) April 3, 2018
In happier news, Evan Newton was selected to the USL team of the week AND collected the save of the week (his second) for his performance against Indy Eleven on March 31st.
It's @NewtonEvan13's world, we're just living in it.
— USL Championship (@USLChampionship) April 6, 2018
Did you read something that’s a little different and worthy of a shout out? Let us know. Come back later for the Orange & Blue Press Deeper Cuts analysis further breaking down last night’s latest derby match.