FC Cincinnati: What to expect for this season


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Forwards Brandon Vazquez and Brenner celebrate after a game.

As preseason for the MLS comes up, it is essential to learn what is to come for the city’s soccer team. From new players that have been signed to old players coming back, there is a lot to expect from the coming season.

FCC’s defender, Matt Miazga, underwent surgery on a trapped nerve placed on his hip. This surgery means Miazga will miss the start of preseason, but will hopefully make his return for the regular season. In the 12 matches he played last season, Matt made 2 goals.

Going into the 2023 season, FCC extended Álvaro Barreal’s contract into this season. This midfielder has done so much for the orange and blue. Making 32 regular season appearances last season, along with his appearance in the Audi MLS Cup Playoffs. Barreal scored 5 goals and helped with 9 assists.

Last year the team made it into the Conference Semifinals but lost against Philadelphia. Making it to the Cup Playoffs was an important thing for the franchise, for it is the first time in their MLS history. Making it to the Playoffs this year is something that can definitely happen for the team.

This year there are 17 home games and 17 away games. The first regular season game is at home against Houston on February 25

Forward Brandon Vazquez is one of FCC’s best players. With 18 goals and 8 assists in the 33 games that he played last season. The team rejected a transfer offer from Chivas a Liga MX club. Chivas has been interested in the player for a long time, but Cincinnati refuses to give up Vazquez.

USL left back player, Isaiah Foster, got transferred to the Cincinnati club for the start of the 2023 season. He had 26 appearances in his last season with the Colorado Springs Switchbacks FC. Though with that, the team let go of Calvin Harris and gave him to the Colorado Rapids.

The 2023 season is full of surprises from the club. Cincinnati will see what comes for the team.