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Here's 31-Game TV Schedule For FC Cincinnati

FC Cincinnati

Starting with the season opener Saturday at Charleston Battery, FC Cincinnati fans can watch 31 games on television-- home and away -- this season on one of three Sinclair Broadcasting Group stations.

WSTR-TV (Channel 64) will air Saturday's game at 7 p.m., the first of 23 games on the channel.

Seven games will be broadcast on the CW Cincinnati (Channel 12.2).

CBS affiliate WKRC-TV (Channel 12) will air one game on Labor Day weekend, a home game with the Pittsburgh Riverhounds at 4 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 2.

FC Cincinnati paid about $350,000 for Sinclair last year to broadcast 15 games – mostly home games –and ended up losing about "200-something thousand" in the deal after advertising sales, according to the Enquirer. Financial terms were not disclosed for the new TV deal.

Here's the TV schedule:

Saturday, March 25: 7 p.m. at Charleston Battery, WSTR

Saturday, April 1: 5 p.m. at Pittsburgh Riverhounds, WSTR

Sunday, April 9: 4 p.m. at Bethlehem Steel FC, WSTR

Saturday, April 15: 7 p.m., St. Louis FC, WSTR

Wednesday, April 19: 7 p.m., Tampa Bay Rowdies, CW/12.2

Saturday, April 22: 7 p.m., Louisville City FC, WSTR

Saturday, April 29: 5 p.m. at Bethlehem Steel FC, WSTR

Saturday, May 6:  7 p.m. at Richmond Kickers, WSTR

Saturday, May 13: 5 p.m., Orlando City B, WSTR

Saturday, May 20: 7 p.m., Bethlehem Steel FC, WSTR

Saturday, May 27: 5 p.m., Toronto FC II , WSTR

Saturday, June 3: 6 p.m. at Rochester Rhinos, WSTR

Saturday, June 10: 7 p.m., Charlotte Independence, WSTR

Saturday, June 17: 7 p.m., Charleston Battery, WSTR

Saturday, June 24: 7 p.m., St. Louis FC , WSTR

Saturday, July 1: 8:30 p.m., Orland City B, CW/12.2

Sunday, July 9: 6 p.m., Richmond Kickers, WSTR

Saturday, July 15: 7:30 p.m. at Louisville City FC, WSTR

Wednesday, July 26: 7 p.m., Harrisburg City Islanders, CW/12.2

Saturday, July 29: 7 p.m., Rochester Rhinos, WSTR

Saturday, August 5: 7 p.m., Orlando City B, WSTR

Saturday, August 12: 7:30 p.m. at Louisville City FC, WSTR

Saturday, August 19:  4 p.m. at New York Red Bulls II, WSTR

Wednesday, August 23: 7 p.m., Ottawa Fury FC, CW/12.2

Saturday, Sept. 2:  4 p.m., Pittsburgh Riverhounds, WKRC-TV/Channel 12

Tuesday, Sept. 12: 6:30 p.m. at Harrisburg City Islanders, CW/21.2

Saturday, Sept. 16: 7 p.m., New York Red Bulls II, WSTR

Saturday, Sept. 23: 8:30 p.m. at St. Louis FC, CW/12.2

Friday, Sept. 29: 7 p.m. at Charlotte Independence, CW/12.2

Sunday Oct. 8:   2 p.m. at Ottawa Fury FC, WSTR

Saturday, Oct. 14: 7:30 p.m. at Toronto FC II, WSTR

John Kiesewetter, who has covered television and media for more than 35 years, has been working for Cincinnati Public Radio and WVXU-FM since 2015.