Latest on FC Cincinnati site selection: Oakley down, no Newport deal, West End still on the table

Will racism and greed win? jeff-berding*100xx719-719-0-46.pngA new statement from FC Cincinnati casts doubt on the team putting a Major League Soccer stadium in Oakley or Newport and said talks about the West End site continue.

“Experience shows that successful MLS teams have stadiums in the urban core. While we believe in Oakley, it is not as close to the urban core as desired,” said Jeff Berding, FC Cincinnati’s president. “[W]e do not believe Oakley is the best fit for a move into MLS at this time.”

The team had set a March 31 deadline to pick…

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