FC Cincinnati have acquired defender Isaiah Foster from Colorado Springs Switchbacks FC of the USL Championship via MLS Waivers, the club announced today. Foster, 19, joins FC Cincinnati through the 2024 season with options for 2025 and 2026. In order to acquire Foster, FC Cincinnati trades $50,000 in 2023 General Allocation Money to D.C. United in exchange for the number one spot in the MLS Waiver Order.

Foster made 16 starts in 25 league appearances for Colorado Springs in 2022, helping the team to a third-place finish in the Western Conference and a trip to the Conference Final, a first in club history. He scored his first professional goal on April 23 in a 2-0 win over FC Tulsa.

“Isaiah is a young player with great potential,” said Chris Albright, FC Cincinnati General Manager. “His understanding of the game, athleticism, and willingness to improve, make him a great fit with our defensive group. He demonstrated great maturity in his first year as a professional, and we’re excited to get to work with him here in Cincinnati.”

Prior to joining the Switchbacks, Foster played his youth soccer for Bethesda SC of the U.S. Soccer Development Academy where he won two championships (Dallas SuperCopa, Dallas Cup).

“I am excited to take this next step in my career and look forward to playing for this club,” said Foster. “It is with great pride and optimism that I put on this jersey. I am committed to working hard to improve my game and doing whatever I can to help the team achieve success. I can’t wait to meet the fans and represent Cincinnati.”

TRANSACTION: FC Cincinnati acquire the number one spot in the MLS Waiver Order from D.C. United in exchange for $50,000 in 2023 GAM. FC Cincinnati acquire Isaiah Foster from Colorado Springs Switchbacks FC via MLS waivers. Foster signs with FC Cincinnati through 2024 with options for the 2025 and 2026 seasons on Jan. 4, 2023.

Position: Defender
DOB: 08/12/2003
Hometown: Frederick, Md.
Height: 5’ 11’’
Nationality: American
Last Club: Colorado Springs Switchbacks FC (USL Championship)
How Acquired: via MLS Waivers and Colorado Springs Switchbacks FC on Jan. 5, 2023.