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FC Cincinnati have loaned midfielder Ben Mines to Colorado Springs Switchbacks FC for the duration of the 2022 USL Championship season, the club announced today. The Orange and Blue retain the right to terminate the loan.

Mines spent the latter portion of the 2021 season on loan with Orange County SC. He scored three goals in 13 appearances for the eventual 2021 USL Championship Final winners.

FC Cincinnati selected Mines, 21, in the 2020 MLS End-of-Year Waivers. Mines played the previous five seasons in the New York Red Bulls organization, and he made his MLS debut in 2018 for New York.

FC Cincinnati's 2022 schedule can be viewed HERE. The Orange and Blue return home on March 19 for a 1 p.m. ET kickoff against Inter Miami CF. Fans can get the best tickets at the best price to the best matches all season long, including the home opener, by purchasing season tickets at fccincinnati.com/tickets or by calling 513-977-KICK, that’s 513-977-5425.

Fans can also purchase half-season ticket packages and single match tickets to any of FC Cincinnati’s 16 remaining home games are available now.

FC Cincinnati are playing their fourth season of MLS competition in 2022, and their second playing at TQL Stadium. For up-to-the-minute information about FC Cincinnati, visit the team’s official website at fccincinnati.com, or follow the team on Twitter, Instagram and Facebook at @FCCincinnati. Additionally, fans are encouraged to download the team’s official mobile app on the Apple App Store or Google Play for instant access to mobile tickets, team content and match notifications.

TRANSACTION: FC Cincinnati loan midfielder Ben Mines to Colorado Springs Switchbacks FC (USL Championship) on March 8, 2022.