U.S. Soccer

FC Cincinnati vs. Columbus Crew SC

REPLAY | 1-0 | Nippert Stadium (Univ. of Cincinnati); Cincinnati, Ohio
FC Cincinnati (USL) 1, Columbus Crew SC (M.L.S.) 0
Cincinnati made history when it turned out in record numbers for a Fourth Round U.S. Open Cup clash against in-state big brothers Columbus Crew SC. While the crowd set a new U.S. Open Cup record for attendance at a non-final, the 30,160 fans who packed Nippert Stadium were sent home happy after a determined effort from Djiby Fall in the 64th minute gave the underdogs the Ohio Derby victory. Djiby’s strike, his ninth of the season, came on a second-effort header after his first was blocked. Columbus got off 14 more shots than Cincinnati but were unable to find the breakthrough. “Tonight was an event for our city,” FC Cincinnati head coach Alan Koch said postgame. “I’m ecstatic for everybody: I’m ecstatic for our players, I’m ecstatic for our amazing fans. It’s awesome!”

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