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U.S. women’s soccer team to play at Nippert Stadium

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This story originally ran for The Cincinnati Enquirer on July 7, 2017

If Cincinnati truly is on the forefront of soccer in this country, Futbol Club Cincinnati President and General Manager Jeff Berding wanted to make his message clear:

“There’s no backseat to the boys.”

On Friday morning at Nippert Stadium, Berding announced the reigning FIFA World Cup champion U.S. Women’s National Team will host New Zealand on Sept. 19 at Nippert in a friendly match. This will make the national team’s fourth visit to the city and first since 2008.

“We’ve had the opportunity to put Cincinnati on the national stage,” Berding said. “This is strong proof, soccer, our sport, strives in our city.” (continue reading here)

FC Cincinnati announces friendly with Spain’s Valencia CF

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This story originally ran in The Cincinnati Enquirer on June 5, 2017

Spanish futbol is coming to Futbol Club Cincinnati.

FC Cincinnati will host Valencia Club de Fútbol, better known as Valencia CF, in its summer international friendly this July, Cincinnati officials announced Monday.

The match is scheduled for Monday, July 24, at the University of Cincinnati’s Nippert Stadium. (continue reading here)

Column: When “next year” is finally this year

Arielle Berger | The Post

I was motionless. My hands covered my face. My eyes were glazed. My heart galloped.

I sat still for minutes, which felt like hours, after so many days and so many years.

Petrified. Through Kyrie’s shot. Through LeBron’s free throw. Through the horn sounding and ensuing celebration: Cleveland won a championship.

I wept. (continue reading at The Post) 

This story originally ran at The Post on June 20, 2016.