CINCINNATI --- FC Cincinnati will be road tested on the front and back ends of its 2017 schedule announced Tuesday.
The club opens its 32-game United Soccer League season with three away games and closes it with four on the road.
Times have not been determined.
"It will be tough for us to be on the road for so many games at the beginning and the end of our season," said head coach John Harkes. "It’s never fun to be away from our fantastic fanbase at Nippert Stadium, but we feel confident that our preseason schedule trips to Florida and Sacramento will prepare us well for what we anticipate to be very tough travel schedule.”
The opener is March 25, at Charleston, followed by games at Pittsburgh on April 1 and Bethlehem on April 9.
Here's the home schedule, with 16 out of the next 25 games at UC:
Sat., April 15 – Saint Louis
Wed., April 19 - Tampa Bay
Sat., April 22 - Louisville
Sat., May 13 - Orlando
Sat., May 20 – Bethlehem
Sat., May 27 - Toronto
Sat., June, 10 - Charlotte
Sat., June 17 - Charleston
Sat., June 24 - St. Louis
Sun., July 9 - Richmond
Wed., July 26 - Harrisburg
Sat, July 29 - Rochester
Sat., Aug. 5 - Orlando
Wed., Aug. 23 – Ottawa
Sat., Sept. 2 – Pittsburgh
Sat., Sept. 16 - New York Red Bull II
The road warriors finish with games at Saint Louis on Sept. 23, Charlotte on Sept. 29, Ottawa on Oct. 8 and Toronto on Oct. 14.