USLSoccer.com Staff Report
Wednesday, February 24, 2016
BRADENTON, Fla. – FC Cincinnati will face New York City FC of Major League Soccer in its second game at the IMG Suncoast Pro Classic at IMG Academy. Kickoff is set for 5 p.m. ET today.
Cincinnati is coming off a dramatic 2-2 draw against FC Reykjavik in its opening contest of the preseason tournament on Saturday, as Corben Bone’s stunning late volley allowed John Harkes’ side to rally from a two-goal deficit to earn a draw.
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The USL expansion side will face an NYCFC side that is undefeated in three preseason contests so far, including a 1-0 win against USL side OKC Energy FC. David Villa scored the only goal in that contest, while Andrea Pirlo and Mix Diskerud have also featured in the club’s preseason contests so far. NYCFC took a 2-0 win against Danish club HB Koge in its opening game of the tournament on Saturday, and could clinch the title with a win on Wednesday, depending on the result of the night’s other contest.
Wednesday’s game will be streamed by IMG Academy, with single-day passes to the tournament’s streaming site available for $5.99. FC Cincinnati will also hold a number of watch parties around the city, with the club’s Official Viewing Party Partner Taste of Belgium in Clifton set to show the game on one of its big screens.Also airing the game will be Molly Malone’s in Covington, OTR’s Rhinehaus, The Brass Tap in Clifton, Listermann Brewing in Evanston and The Pub in Rookwood.