Laurel Pfahler, WCPO

Laurel Pfahler


Cincinnati, OH, United States

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Past articles by Laurel:

Bengals hope season opener marks a turning point for franchise

The Joe Burrow era officially begins today, and the Cincinnati Bengals are hoping it starts at least as well as it did for predecessor Andy Dalton -- and ends up far better. → Read More

Against NYCFC, FC Cincinnati ends 558-minute goal drought but ultimately falls short

Brandon Vazquez came off the bench to end FC Cincinnati’s club-record scoring drought, but the Orange and Blue still left the pitch disappointed. → Read More

Three takeaways from Columbus Crew SC's 3-0 victory over FC Cincinnati

The third version of the “Hell is Real” derby felt familiar for FC Cincinnati. → Read More

Analysis: Another draw against Chicago Fire equals some progress for FC Cincinnati

The Orange and Blue tied Chicago Fire FC, 0-0, Wednesday at Nippert Stadium, collecting its fifth clean sheet in six matches and showing marked progress over a 3-0 loss at Chicago eight days earlier. → Read More

Defense much improved, FC Cincinnati holds off Crew for draw

The most obvious point of improvement was the defense. The Orange and Blue earned their fourth clean sheet in seven games under Stam and this time shut down a potent Crew attack that scored a third of their 12 goals this season in the previous match against Cincinnati. → Read More

Analysis: Stale offense, weak defense lead FC Cincinnati to loss against Chicago Fire FC

FC Cincinnati’s three-game league winning streak crashed to an end Tuesday with a 3-0 loss on the road against Chicago Fire FC at Soldier Field. → Read More

John Ross had to choose: Bengals practice? Or stay home with ill son? The decision was easy, he says

The Bengals' John Ross had a decision to make two weeks ago: Report for practice? Or stay home with his young son, who had the coronavirus? The decision was easy, he said. → Read More

To fight racism, Bengals' Dunlap hopes local teams can use platform for change

Cincinnati Bengals defensive end Carlos Dunlap wants to use his platform as a professional football player to help the Black community fight systematic racism. → Read More

FC Cincy's GM cautions fans not to get too excited about the summer transfer window

FC Cincinnati general manager Gerard Nijkamp says it will be hard to use the summer transfer window to improve the roster with limited cap space, only one senior roster spot open and no international spots available. → Read More

FC Cincy stuns Red Bulls, 2-0, to advance in tournament

FC Cincinnati came into the MLS is Back Tournament with few expectations. → Read More

FC Cincinnati players say the team must do more to reach out to its Black players

Although FC Cincinnati has issued a statement condemning racism and invested money in the Black community, some players say the team needs to do more to reach out to Black players. → Read More

Holocaust survivor, 96, honored with home visit in Warren County

Al Miller says his message about surviving the Holocaust still rings true today. → Read More

FC Cincinnati's new coach says he's nicer than his aggressive reputation lets on

Jaap Stam knows he carries a stigma with him from his playing days when he was known as an aggressive and somewhat intimidating defender, but FC Cincinnati’s new head coach said that isn’t who he is on the sidelines. → Read More

FC Cincinnati general manager confirms top candidate for head coach vacancy

FC Cincinnati general manager Gerard Nijkamp has keyed in on former Feyenoord manager and ex-Manchester United defender Jaap Stam as the club’s potential new coach. → Read More

WhatsApp helps FCC players maintain team bonds

For FC Cincinnati players who feel cooped up and at times bored without a normal routine during the coronavirus lockdown, hearing from their teammates provides a mental and emotional boost. → Read More

Bengals' draft offered key advantages, improvements to team

The Cincinnati Bengals had some key advantages going into the first virtual NFL Draft. Second-year coach Zac Taylor said draft position and extra time scouting players at the Senior Bowl paid off for them. → Read More

For Bengals, first-round draft picks have historically failed to make big impact

The Cincinnati Bengals insist having the No. 1 pick in the draft isn’t any more pressure than usual. At the same time, they are counting on that player to make an impact and help grow the culture the organization is trying to establish, according to second-year coach Zac Taylor. → Read More

FC Cincinnati players with families abroad are coping with coronavirus restrictions

FC Cincinnati players who left families abroad to play in Cincinnati are coping with restrictions imposed due to the spread of the coronavirus. → Read More

Jurgen Locadia eager to begin new chapter by joining FC Cincinnati

Locadia, a Dutch native, is hoping soccer can once again be the main source of his joy as he joins FC Cincinnati – his fourth club since he left PSV in January 2018 on a $20 million transfer fee to Premier League side Brighton & Hove Albion. → Read More

Cincinnati Bengals vs. Cleveland Browns

The Cincinnati Bengals struggled to capitalize on red-zone opportunities the last time they faced th → Read More