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Bengals Players, Including Burfict, Serving As Honorary Captains for Riverhounds-FC Cincy Clash on Saturday

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Among the FC Cincy Honorary Captains on Saturday?  A favorite among Pittsburgh fans — Vontaze Burfict 

FC Cincinnati is really playing up this week’s game on Saturday vs the Pittsburgh Riverhounds.
They certainly want to draw more fans — and inspiration to see a Cincinnati team beat a Pittsburgh team — so they’ve recruited several Bengals players, who will serve as honorary captains for the match against  Riverhounds.
Serving as FCC’s honorary captains will be Giovani Bernard, Vontaze Burfict, Jeremy Hill, Kevin Huber, Adam Jones, Dre Kirkpatrick and Domata Peko, who will be introduced on the field prior to the start of the game.

“Cincinnati and Pittsburgh is probably one of the nastiest rivalries in football,” said Peko.

“Whenever we play Pittsburgh everyone wants us to beat them. That’s how I feel when it comes to soccer. Hopefully we can get this big win.”

The game against Pittsburgh been marked as an “Orange Out” with FCC inviting all of their supporters to wear orange. The club has already pre-sold over 10,000 tickets and is looking to draw 25,000 to the match and set a new United Soccer League attendance record. The Orange and Blue had 20,497 fans against Louisville City FC, setting a league regular-season attendance mark.
Kick-off is scheduled for 4:00 p.m.
Pittsburgh fans can watch the game on the or
Pittsburgh Soccer Report will have full coverage of the game — including BREAKING DOWN THE HOUNDS on Saturday morning.

John Krysinsky has covered soccer and other sports for many years for various publications and media outlets. He is also author of 'Miracle on the Mon' -- a book about the Pittsburgh Riverhounds SC, which chronicles the club, particularly the early years of Highmark Stadium with the narrative leading up to and centered around a remarkable match that helped provide a spark for the franchise. John has covered sports for Pittsburgh Tribune-Review, DK Pittsburgh Sports, Pittsburgh Sports Report, has served as color commentator on Pittsburgh Riverhounds SC broadcasts, and worked with OPTA Stats and broadcast teams for US Open Cup and International Champions Cup matches held in the US. Krysinsky also served as the Head Men’s Soccer Coach at his alma mater, Point Park University, where he led the Pioneers to the first-ever winning seasons and playoff berths (1996-98); head coach of North Catholic boys (2007-08), associate head coach of Shady Side Academy boys (2009-2014).

Riverhounds MF Danny Griffin

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