10 Things You Didn’t Know About FCC Head Coach Alan Koch

10 Things You Didn’t Know About FC Cincinnati Head Coach Alan Koch:

  1. Alan and his wife, Amy, are huge U2 fans. They have seen them in concert several times.

  2. His favorite thing to do after a match is drink a Heineken and re-watch the match from that night.

  3. Cincinnati is one of the most beautiful cities he has ever lived in… And he’s lived everywhere!

  4. His favorite restaurant in Cincinnati is Sotto.

  5. When he got the official phone call that FC Cincy got the MLS bid, he was very excited but not surprised at all. He had a feeling from day one it would happen.

  6. He feels nothing but gratitude when it comes to the Bailey. He thinks they bring a certain energy to games that excites him and the players more than they will ever know.

  7. While playing soccer in Limerick, Ireland, he was lucky enough to meet and spend time with lead singer Dolores O’Riordan of The Cranberries.

  8. Brotherhood is very important to him when it comes to his team. That’s what helps them win.

  9. When asked which players have the best hair he said: Michael Lahoud, Spencer Ritchey and Russell Cicerone 😛

  10. When Coach Koch played professional soccer, he never listened to music before a match. Now, if he walks in the locker room and music isn’t blaring before a match, he thinks it’s odd.

Coach Koch’s Picks: 

U2 – Beautiful Day

Imagine Dragons – Radioactive

U2 – Sunday Bloody Sunday

R.E.M. – Everybody Hurts

The Cranberries – Linger

Johnny Clegg & Savuka – Scatterlings of Africa (One of Coach’s favorites – Reminds him of home!)