FC Cincinnati

Football Club Cincinnati, commonly known as FC Cincinnati, is an American professional soccer club based in Cincinnati, Ohio. The club plays in the Eastern Conference of Major League Soccer (MLS). The team succeeded the lower-division team of the same name and was announced on May 29, 2018, when MLS awarded an expansion franchise to Cincinnati. The team began MLS play on March 2, 2019, with its first match against Seattle Sounders FC. The club's ownership group is led by Carl H. Lindner III with Jeff Berding serving as president. Most recently, the role of general manager was held by Gerard Nijkamp until August 6, 2021.

History

The owners of the USL club began negotiations with Major League Soccer over a potential expansion franchise in early 2016, and Cincinnati was announced as one of ten cities that had expressed interest in the slots for teams 25 to 28. MLS Commissioner Don Garber visited Cincinnati in December 2016 to tour Nippert Stadium and meet with city and club officials, complimenting the city and its fans. FC Cincinnati formally submitted its expansion bid in January 2017, including a shortlist of potential stadium locations.

On May 29, 2018, Major League Soccer announced that Cincinnati would join the league in 2019 as an expansion team under the FC Cincinnati brand.TQL Stadium, a 26,000-seat soccer-specific venue in the West End, is scheduled to open in 2021.

FC Cincinnati signed their first two MLS players, Fanendo Adi and Fatai Alashe, in July 2018. Adi was the team's first designated player. Both players were loaned to the FC Cincinnati USL team for the remainder of the 2018 season.

FC Cincinnati selected five players from certain MLS teams in the expansion draft, which took place on December 11, 2018. The players were Darren Mattocks (D.C United), Kei Kamara (Vancouver Whitecaps FC), Roland Lamah (FC Dallas), Eric Alexander (Houston Dynamo), and Hassan Ndam (New York Red Bulls). Kei Kamara was then traded to the Colorado Rapids for an international roster spot.

On May 7, 2019, the club fired head coach Alan Koch after a 2–7–2 start to the 2019 MLS season. Assistant coach Yoann Damet was named as interim head coach. President and general manager Jeff Berding cited a culmination of on-field performance and off-field matters for the dismissal.

On August 8, 2019, Ron Jans was officially hired and made head coach of FC Cincinnati. However, Jans resigned on February 17, 2020, amidst an investigation into his alleged use of a racial slur.

On August 6, 2021, FC Cincinnati announced that the club and then general manager Gerard Nijkamp had "parted ways effective immediately".

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FC Cincinnati
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03:21, 12 Nov
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21:16, 02 Nov
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sportsmole.co.uk
19:24, 30 Sep
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sportsmole.co.uk
05:10, 29 Sep
Wednesday's MLS predictions including Atlanta United vs. Inter Miami
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sportsmole.co.uk
23:19, 27 Sep
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The two bottom sides in the Major League Soccer Eastern Conference table will square off on Thursday, as Toronto welcome FC Cincinnati.
goal.com
16:06, 27 Sep
Former Man Utd defender Stam sacked by FC Cincinnati
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sportsmole.co.uk
10:27, 27 Sep
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sportsmole.co.uk
16:39, 23 Sep
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DC United will look to mount the pressure on their fellow playoff hopefuls when they welcome strugglers FC Cincinnati to Audi Field on Sunday morning.
goal.com
02:50, 22 Sep
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The U.S. star produced a goal and three assists in the first half of an 8-0 victory on Tuesday
sportsmole.co.uk
09:14, 20 Sep
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sportsmole.co.uk
20:26, 16 Sep
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sportsmole.co.uk
13:13, 16 Sep
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sportsmole.co.uk
02:46, 13 Sep
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sportsmole.co.uk
09:49, 10 Sep
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sportsmole.co.uk
20:32, 09 Sep
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The bottom two teams in Major League Soccer will face each other on Saturday at TQL Stadium as FC Cincinnati host Toronto.
sportsmole.co.uk
20:32, 09 Sep
Preview: FC Cincinnati vs. Toronto - prediction, team news, lineups
The bottom two teams in Major League Soccer will face each other on Saturday at TQL Stadium as FC Cincinnati host Toronto.
goal.com
15:47, 09 Sep
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sportsmole.co.uk
06:32, 09 Sep
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