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FC Cincinnati-Miami FC Hunt U.S. Open Cup quarterfinal game notes

FC Cincinnati vs Richmond at Nippert Stadium on 7/9/17 (WKRC / Tony Tribble)

CINCINNATI (WKRC) - Here is a look at Wednesday night's quarterfinal round Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup game between FC Cincinnati and Miami FC:

  • When: 7:30 p.m.
  • Where: Riccardo Silva Stadium, Miami, Fla.
  • TV: Spectrum Sports ( 311/1311 HD across Southwest Ohio; 510/511 in Northern Kentucky).
  • Video: USSoccer.com.
  • Radio: None.

UPCOMING

  • FCC’s stingy defense has not conceded a goal yet and will take on a side that has scored 11 goals in tournament play.
  • The team is at the midway point for the month of July, playing in their fourth of eight fixtures.
  • FCC returns to USL play this Sat., July 15 at Louisville City FC.
  • The Orange and Blue are sixth in the USL with a 6-6-6 record with 24 points.


HOW FCC GOT HERE

  • FCC’s leading scorer Djiby had the lone goals against AFC Cleveland, Louisville City FC and Columbus Crew in a trio of 1-0 victories.
  • The team was held scoreless in 120 minutes against Chicago Fire SC before toppling the Fire 3-1 in penalty kicks.
  • Josu, Harrison Delbridge and Jimmy McLaughlin converted on their penalty attempts.
  • Mitch Hildebrandt denied Nemanja Nikolic, Arturo Alvarez and Juninho from the Fire with only Bastian Schweinsteiger putting away his attempt.
  • FCC has enjoyed the home-field advantage in Cup action and will play its first tournament match away from Nippert Stadium.
  • The Orange and Blue will look to improve on a 1-5-2 road record.

TRIO ADDED TO FC CINCINNATI ROSTER

  • FCC has added three to the roster, acquiring Kyle Greig on loan from Vancouver Whitecaps and signing Sem de Wit from Whitecaps FC 2 and German midfielder Kevin Schindler to contracts. The trio will not be eligible to for tonight’s Open Cup match.

MIAMI FC’S PATH TO THE QUARTERFINALS

  • Miami FC has gone on a scoring tear through their Open Cup run. The team has out-scored the opposition 11-5.
  • Miami FC posted wins against Surf (3-2), Tampa Bay (2-0) and MLS clubs Orlando City (3-1) and Atlanta United (3-2).
  • The NASL spring-season champions are paced by Stefano Pinho, who has four Cup goals.

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