2016 FC Cincinnati season

The 2016 FC Cincinnati season was the club's first season of existence, and their first in United Soccer League, the third-tier of the American soccer pyramid. FC Cincinnati play in the Eastern Division of USL. On April 16, the club set the USL's regular season attendance record, with 20,497. They broke this record twice more later in their season, first on May 14 with 23,375 attendees, then again on September 17 with an attendance of 24,376.[1] On July 20, with five games left, the club broke the USL's single season attendance record.

FC Cincinnati
2016 season
General ManagerJeff Berding
Head CoachJohn Harkes
StadiumNippert Stadium
USLThird, Eastern Conference
USL PlayoffsLost Round 1
U.S. Open CupThird Round
Top goalscorerLeague: Sean Okoli (16)
All: Sean Okoli (17)
Highest home attendanceLeague: 24,376
(September 17 vs. Orlando)
All: 35,061
(July 16 vs Crystal Palace)
Lowest home attendanceLeague: 11,278
(Jun. 4 vs. Richmond)
All: 8,668
(May 18 vs. Indy NPSL)
Average home league attendanceLeague: 17,296
All: 17,834

Club

Coaching staff

Position Staff
Head Coach John Harkes
Assistant Coach Ryan Martin
Goalkeeper Coach Jamie Starr

Roster

No. Name Nationality Positions Date of Birth (Age) Previous Club
Goalkeepers
1 Mitch Hildebrandt GK (1988-11-12) November 12, 1988 Minnesota United
27 Dan Williams GK (1988-07-13) July 13, 1988 Cincinnati Saints
30 Dallas Jaye GK (1993-06-19) June 19, 1993 Xavier Musketeers
Defenders
3 Tyler Polak DF (1992-05-13) May 13, 1992 Minnesota United
4 Harrison Delbridge DF (1992-03-15) March 15, 1992 Portland Timbers 2
12 Evan Lee DF (1993-11-23) November 23, 1993 Ohio Wesleyan Battling Bishops
15 Pat McMahon DF (1986-11-05) November 5, 1986 Rochester Rhinos
22 Austin Berry DF (1988-10-06) October 6, 1988 FC Anyang
24 Derek Luke DF (1993-05-28) May 28, 1993 Monmouth Hawks
Midfielders
2 Jamie Dell MF (1993-08-04) August 4, 1993 Carolina Railhawks
5 Ross Tomaselli MF (1992-01-09) January 9, 1992 Wilmington Hammerheads
6 Kenney Walker MF (1988-12-23) December 23, 1988 LA Galaxy
8 Paul Nicholson MF (1993-01-03) January 3, 1993 Wilmington Hammerheads
10 Eric Stevenson MF (1990-08-30) August 30, 1990 New York Red Bulls
11 Álvaro Antón Ripoll MF (1994-05-18) May 18, 1994 UD Alzira
13 Francisco Narbón MF (1995-02-11) February 11, 1995 James Madison Dukes
18 Omar Mohamed MF (1997-01-01) January 1, 1997 Jackson Jets
19 Corben Bone MF (1988-09-16) September 16, 1988 Wilmington Hammerheads
20 Jimmy McLaughlin MF (1993-04-30) April 30, 1993 Philadelphia Union
25 Michael Millay MF (1991-09-28) September 28, 1991 Cincinnati Bearcats
Forwards
7 Luke Spencer FW (1990-11-28) November 28, 1990 Xavier Musketeers
9 Sean Okoli FW (1993-02-03) February 3, 1993 New England Revolution
14 Omar Cummings FW (1982-07-13) July 13, 1982 San Antonio Scorpions
16 Casey Townsend FW (1989-07-07) July 7, 1989 Wilmington Hammerheads
23 Andrew Wiedeman FW (1989-08-22) August 22, 1989 Ottawa Fury
29 Antoine Hoppenot FW (1990-11-23) November 23, 1990 Philadelphia Union
  • Casey Townsend joined the team on September 8, 2016, after the season had already started
  • Where a player has not declared an international allegiance, nation is determined by place of birth.
  • Last updated: September 18, 2016[2]

Competitions

  Win   Draw   Loss   Postponed

2016 IMG Suncoast Pro Classic

Friendlies

USL

Results summary

OverallHomeAway
PldWDLGFGAGDPtsWDLGFGAGDWDLGFGAGD
22 12 6 4 32 20  +12 42 7 3 2 18 11  +7 5 3 2 14 9  +5

Last updated: August 13, 2016.
Source: USL

Matchday123456789101112131415161718192021222324252627282930
GroundAAHHAHAAHHHHHAHAAHHHAAHAAHAAHA
ResultLWWLWDWDWWDWWDWLWLWDWDDLLWWDWW
Position1382643242233333333333333333333
Updated to match(es) played on September 18, 2016. Source: USL
A = Away; H = Home; W = Win; D = Draw; L = Loss

Results table

Standings

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification
1 New York Red Bulls II (C, X) 30 21 6 3 61 21 +40 69 Conference Playoffs
2 Louisville City FC 30 17 9 4 52 27 +25 60
3 FC Cincinnati 30 16 8 6 41 27 +14 56
4 Rochester Rhinos 30 13 12 5 38 25 +13 51
5 Charlotte Independence 30 14 8 8 48 29 +19 50
Source: 2016 USL Standings
Rules for classification: 1) total wins; 2) total goal differential; 3) total goals scored; 4) points earned against top four Conference finishers; 5) disciplinary points; 6) coin toss or drawing of lots
(C) Champion; (X) Regular Season League Champion.

U.S. Open Cup

USL Playoffs

Statistics

Appearances

No. Pos. Name USL USL Playoffs U.S. Open Cup Total
1 GK Mitch Hildebrandt 30-131
2 MF Jamie Dell --11
3 DF Tyler Polak 20 (1)-121 (1)
4 DF Harrison Delbridge 19 (1)-120 (1)
5 MF Ross Tomaselli 10 (5)-1 (1)12 (6)
6 MF Kenney Walker 18-119
7 FW Luke Spencer 0 (8)-11 (8)
8 MF Paul Nicholson 13 (2)-214 (2)
9 FW Sean Okoli 21-122
10 MF Eric Stevenson 9 (7)-110 (7)
12 DF Evan Lee 1 (9)-1 (1)2 (10)
13 MF Francisco Narbón 0 (4)-11 (4)
14 MF Omar Cummings 6 (9)-1 (1)7 (10)
15 DF Pat McMahon 20-1 (1)21 (1)
18 MF Omar Mohamed 1 (13)-12 (13)
19 DF Corben Bone 21-122
20 MF Jimmy McLaughlin 21-1 (1)22 (1)
22 DF Austin Berry 9 (1)--9 (1)
23 FW Andrew Wiedeman 18 (3)-119 (3)
24 DF Derek Luke 2 (17)-13 (17)
29 FW Antoine Hoppenot 1 (9)-1 (1)2 (10)
30 GK Dallas Jaye 0 (1)-11 (2)
  • Last updated: August 3, 2016[3]

Goals

No. Pos. Name USL USL Playoffs U.S. Open Cup Total
4 DF Harrison Delbridge 1--1
6 MF Kenney Walker 1--1
8 MF Paul Nicholson 1--1
9 FW Sean Okoli 16--16
10 MF Eric Stevenson 31-4
14 FW Omar Cummings 3-14
15 DF Pat McMahon 1--1
20 MF Jimmy McLaughlin 4-15
22 DF Austin Berry 3--3
23 FW Andrew Wiedeman 7--7
  • Last updated: October 5, 2016[3]

Clean Sheets

No. Pos. Name Matches Played Clean Sheet % USL USL Playoffs U.S. Open Cup Total
1 GK Mitch Hildebrandt 3037%11-011
27 GK Dan Williams ------
30 GK Dallas Jaye 333%1-01
  • Last updated: October 5, 2016[3]

References

  1. Corr, Charlie (September 17, 2016). "USL-Record 24,376 Aboard as Cincy Tops OCB". FC Cincinnati. Retrieved September 18, 2016.
  2. "2016 Roster". FC Cincinnati. Archived from the original on 2016-09-18. Retrieved September 18, 2016.
  3. "Statistics". USL. Retrieved April 9, 2016.
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