MLS Expansion Profile: Cincinnati

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At the end of last month, 12 cities officially applied for MLS expansion. One of those was Cincinnati. In 2016, FC Cincinnati burst onto the American soccer scene and shattered USL attendance records. Continuing that trend, the team recently announced the sale of over ten thousand season tickets in advance of the 2017 season. Big crowds and season ticket […] READ MORE


FC Cincinnati Lands Seattle Talent Victor Mansaray on Loan

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On Monday, FC Cincinnati announced the acquisition of forward Victor Mansaray from the Seattle Sounders on loan. The 19 year-old is the fourth attacking player to join the Ohio club this offseason. FC Cincinnati finished third overall on points in 2016, but they ranked 10th in goals scored. Offensive improvement has been identified as a priority for club’s sophomore campaign. FC Cincinnati Lands […] READ MORE


FC Cincinnati Strengthens With Seven, Is More Firepower Still Coming?

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FC Cincinnati had a quiet early offseason after a record setting first USL campaign in 2016. Most of the team’s headlines before the new year were about MLS expansion, and the move of USL MVP and Golden Boot Winner, Sean Okoli, to New York City FC. The Ohio club captured winger Kadeem Dacres from rival Louisville City in mid-December. The acquisition was […] READ MORE


Forward Cristian Colmán Signs for FC Dallas

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FC Dallas has completed the signing of 22 year old Paraguayan international striker Cristian Colmán from Nacional Asunción of Paraguay for a reported fee of two million dollars. Colmán will be signed by FC Dallas as a Young Designated Player, pending finalization of his P1 Visa paperwork. He will take the Designated Player spot vacated by Fabian Castillo, who left […] READ MORE




USL 2017 Conference Alignment Provides Balance

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Rather than bask in the glory of its newly-earned Division II status, the United Soccer League got to work planning its 2017 season. It took the first planning step on Monday by announcing its realigned conference structure. The league has swollen to 30 teams as a result of a business plan emphasizing aggressive expansion and geographic coverage. Last season the slightly imbalanced […] READ MORE


FC Dallas Makes Offseason Moves But Sign No Striker

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FC Dallas head coach Óscar Pareja and technical director Fernando Clavijo have been quite active since their season ended in November. In fact, no other MLS club has made more offseason moves than last season’s US Open Cup and Supporters’ Shield winners. They’ve added depth to their roster and reinforced their philosophy of grooming young talent. They’ve […] READ MORE


Don Garber Visits Cincinnati for MLS Town Hall

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MLS commissioner Don Garber visited Cincinnati on Tuesday as a first step in assessing the city’s upstart USL club as a MLS expansion candidate. FC Cincinnati quickly became a relevant name in the expansion conversation after breaking multiple USL attendance records in their first season. Major League Soccer’s chief executive set out on a full day of scouting activities […] READ MORE