Columbus Crew and FC Cincinnati have unveiled absolutely world class stadiums--I've seen the storied grounds in London, Munich, Rome, Barcelona and Madrid--and these modern American fortresses compare and surpass in everything except history and capacity.
After seeing them both, here are 10 metrics used to determine the absolute best home pitch in MLS and the Buckeye state.
FC Cincy's Major League Soccer birthday was March 2019, giving Ohio its first in-state derby, known as "Hell is Real."
Crew fans sighed, as they already had beyond contempt for United in the '90s, the Fire in the 2000s and perpetual "pain-in-the-a**" Toronto, and thus there wasn't a lot of hate left to go around.
After FC, a USL team at the time, upset the Crew in the 2017 Open Cup, a little more room in the Crew hate cave was carved out, and a rivalry was born.
BUT, we're not here to compare clubs (there's no comparison; that's just a matter of fact concerning history and existence). We're here to look at home base.