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FC Cincinnati vs. New York Red Bulls | 2017 U.S. Open Cup Match Preview

FC Cincinnati vs. New York Red Bulls
2017 U.S. Open Cup Semifinals
Nippert Stadium - Cincinnati, Ohio
Tuesday, August 15 – 8 pm ET

In just their second season of existence, FC Cincinnati are aiming to become just the fourth lower-division team to the reach the Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup Final since MLS clubs began competing for the trophy in 1996.

In their way is a New York Red Bulls team that will take their blistering form to Cincy's Nippert Stadium in Tuesday night's semifinal in hopes of ending Cinderella's dance.

FC Cincinnati

  • Suspended: F Djiby Fall (yellow card accumulation)
  • International Duty: None
  • Injury Report:  To follow ...

Projected Starting XI (3-4-3, left to right): GK: Mitch Hildrebrandt – Harrison Delbridge, Sem De Wit, Austin Berry – Josu, Kenny Walker, Corben Bone, Kevin Schindler – Danni Koenig, Kyle Greig, Andrew Wiedeman

Notes: Cincinnati has already claimed two MLS scalps, defeating Columbus Crew SC 1-0  in a fourth-round tie and getting past the Chicago Fire on penalties following a scoreless draw in the fifth round. ... The USL side are coming off their worst-ever league defeat, a 5-0 derby loss at Louisville City FC.

New York Red Bulls

  • Suspended: None
  • International Duty: None
  • Injury Report:  OUT – D Gideon Baah (broken leg, out for season), M Mike Grella (knee surgery, out for season), M Daniel Royer (knee injury), F Muhamed Keita (groin injury);

Projected Starting XI (3-4-3, diamond midfield, left to right): GK: Luis Robles – Damien Perinelle, Aaron Long, Michael Murrillo – Felipe, Kemar Lawrence, Tyler Adams, Sacha Kljestan – Alex Muyl, Bradley Wright-Phillips, Sean Davis

Notes: The Red Bulls have scored 17 goals in their last five matches and have a 6-1-1 in their last eight games across all competitions ... They are looking for their second USOC Final appearance in club history, and the first since the then-MetroStars lost 1-0 to Chicago in the 2003 final.

All-Time Series

This is the first-ever meeting between the Red Bulls and FC Cincinnati.


To follow ...