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FC Cincinnati signs Fanendo Adi, Fatai Alashe ahead of MLS move

FC Cincinnati has signed its first two MLS players ahead of joining the league next season, completing deals for Portland Timbers forward Fanendo Adi and San Jose Earthquakes midfielder Fatai Alashe.

The Timbers will receive $450,000 in general allocation money and $400,000 in targeted allocation money for Adi, as well a potential $100,000 more in TAM in performance bonuses and a portion of any future deal should Cincinnati sell Adi to a club outside MLS by summer 2020.

Adi, who is making a...


FC Cincinnati's inclusion has 'no effect' on Columbus Crew SC future - Don Garber

Ale Moreno says FC Cincinnati are a good fit for MLS, but uncertainty in Columbus means the league could miss out on a special rivalry.

MLS commissioner Don Garber has waved away suggestions that FC Cincinnati's introduction to the league will harm the Crew's chances of remaining in Columbus.

Cincinnati were confirmed as MLS's newest expansion team on Tuesday evening and, with a temporary venue already in place, MLS gave the former United Soccer League side the go-ahead to join the league next season -- leapfrogging two other recently announced expansion clubs in Nashville and Miami, which are expected to start in 2020.



FC Cincinnati to join MLS as expansion team next season

FC Cincinnati president and GM Jeff Berding explains to Taylor Twellman how his club have been preparing to join MLS for the 2019 season.
Ale Moreno says FC Cincinnati are a good fit for MLS, but uncertainty in Columbus means the league could miss out on a special rivalry.
Alejandro Moreno highlights the highs and lows of Week 13 in MLS, including Cristian Martinez's actions that did not prompt a video review.

FC Cincinnati will join Major League Soccer next season as the league's newest expansion team.

MLS made the announcement on Tuesday evening at a ceremony with commissioner Don Garber and Cincinnati mayor John Cranley in attendance.

"Major League Soccer is proud to introduce Cincinnati as our 26th team," said Garber, who told those in attendance the city "shocked the world." 

"The rise of Cincinnati as a passionate soccer market in recent years, coinciding with the city's growing economy...


FC Cincinnati to make announcement next week amid MLS expansion race

Alejandro Moreno hands out his awards for the best and worst from the week that was in MLS.

FC Cincinnati on Tuesday will make a "significant announcement" as the club inches closer to becoming the next expansion team in Major League Soccer.

A club release about an event next week did not go so far to confirm its purpose, but the announcement is widely expected to be the formal confirmation that FC Cincinnati has won the expansion slot to become MLS' 26th team. MLS did not immediately respond to a request for comment.

MLS commissioner Don Garber and Cincinnati mayor John Cranley will...


Cincinnati City Council approves infrastructure funds for MLS stadium

FC Cincinnati received a major boost in its hope to build a stadium and secure an MLS expansion slot when the Cincinnati City Council approved an infrastructure package in a narrow vote on Monday.

Voting 5 to 4 to pass the ordinance, the Council agreed to provide $34.8 million in infrastructure costs while the team will build and pay for a 21,000-seat, $212.5m stadium in the West End neighborhood.

But before those steps can go forward, MLS -- whose owners meet Tuesday in Los Angeles...