FC Cincinnati opens season March 17 against Charleston Battery

CINCINNATI -- FC Cincinnati will be part of three home openers this season, kicking off its season March 17 in Charleston against the Battery.

This will be the third year FC Cincinnati has opened the season against Charleston, with the Orange and Blue trailing 0-3-2 in the series.

FC Cincinnati then faces Indy Eleven, the newest addition to the United Soccer League, on April 1 in Indianapolis.

The club's home opener at Nippert Stadium is later that week, when FC Cincinnati faces downriver rival Louisville City FC on April 7. The Orange and Blue lead 3-2-2 in the series, including a 1-0 win in the U.S. Open Cup. In league play, the series is tied at 2-2-2.

The complete 2018 schedule will be released later.

Individual game tickets go on sale Feb. 12 and 13 at 9 a.m. Season ticket members get priority. Remaining tickets go on sale starting Feb. 14.

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