So Close! FC Cincinnati Open Cup Streak Ends

Aug 15, 2017

FC Cincinnati's dramatic Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup run has come to an end. The New York Red Bulls of Major League Soccer (MLS) defeated the home side 3-2 in overtime Tuesday night in the Open Cup semi-finals.

FC Cincinnati started the scoring with a goal by Corben Bone in the 31st minute. Captain Austin Berry notched a second in the 62nd minute.

The Red Bulls came alive after that scoring two goals and forcing the game into overtime. Bradley Wright Phillips scored the game winner for New York in the 101st minute.

FCC fans packed Nippert Stadium for the match selling out the game in just hours. The total attendance was announced at 33,250.

FC Cincinnati reached the Open Cup semi-final match by defeating two other MLS teams among several other second division teams.

The Red Bulls will play Sporting Kansas City in the Open Cup final September 20 in Kansas City.