FC Cincinnati

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Cincinnati soccer team FC Cincinnati will host English Premier League side Crystal Palace at Nippert Stadium this summer. The game is set for July 16. Crystal Palace finished in the middle of the pack this season.

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Cincinnati's newest professional sports team made its inaugural debut Saturday night. FC Cincinnati defeated Charlotte Independence 2-1 before a crowd of 14,658 at Nippert Stadium.

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The Queen City's newest professional sports team will be led on the field by a Cincinnati native. FC Cincinnati has signed 27-year-old defender Austin Berry. Berry, a Summit Country Day graduate, was selected in the first round of the 2012 MLS SuperDraft and was named MLS Rookie of the Year in his first season.

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Dayton is getting a new minor league soccer team. After hinting at a move for several months, the Cincinnati Saints are making it official.

A release says the team will rebrand and play next year in Dayton in the National Premier Soccer League. A new name, logo, and playing venue are expected to be released later this month.

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The city's newest professional sports team is announcing its first big sponsors. Soccer team FC Cincinnati says UC Health is coming on board as presenting sponsor and Toyota will be the team's jersey sponsor.

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Update 8/12/15: FC Cincinnati majority owner Carl Lindner III says his is a soccer family and they're excited to be part of bringing a USL-level team to Cincinnati.

During a news conference Wednesday, Lindner pointed out Cincinnati is among the top cities in the nation when it comes to youth soccer participation. "We see soccer as sport that has tremendous growth and can unite fans of all cultures under the FC Cincinnati flag." Lindner says the opportunity to bring a USL franchise to town was just too good to pass up.

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