U.S. Open Cup

FC Cincinnati 1, Columbus Crew SC 0 | 2017 U.S. Open Cup Recap

CINCINNATI – Upstart USL club FC Cincinnati earned a storybook ending in front of a record number of fans Wednesday night, defeating Columbus Crew SC in the first-ever matchup between the two clubs.

Despite Columbus starting a nearly full-strength lineup, Cincinnati’s deep back line stifled Columbus for the full 90 minutes and a towering header by forward Djiby Fall in the 64th minute proved the winner in the 1-0 affair.

A massive crowd of 30,160 watched the match at Nippert Stadium, a new record for a non-final Open Cup match.

Box Score

  • 64' – CIN - Djiby Fall (Justin Hoyte) Watch


FC CINCINNATI (3-5-2, right to left): #1 Mitch Hildebrant -- #4 Harrison Delbridge, #8 Paul Nicholson, #22 Austin Berry -- #2 Matt Bahner, #5 Aodhan Quinn, #23 Andrew Wiedeman, #6 Kenney Walker, #3 Tyler Polak -- #9 Djiby Fall, #11 Danni Konig

SUBS: Jaye, Cumming, Dominguez, Hoyte, McLaughlin, McMahon, Stevenson

COLUMBUS CREW SC (4-2-3-1, right to left): #41 Brad Stuver -- #16 Hector Jimenez, #21 Alex Crognale, #24 Nicolai Naess, #14 Waylon Francis -- #20 Wil Trapp, #7 Artur -- #13 Ethan Finlay, #10 Federico Higuain, #9 Justin Meram -- #12 Adam Jahn

SUBS: Steffen, Williams, Abubakar, Abu, Martinez, Duka, Hansen

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