Press Release

FC Cincinnati sign Arquimides Ordonez as a Homegrown Player

Ordonez Signing

CINCINNATI – FC Cincinnati have signed forward/winger Arquimides “Quimi” Ordonez (pronounced or-DOHN-ez) as a Homegrown Player. Ordonez, 17, has been added to FC Cincinnati’s roster and is available for selection for the remainder of the 2021 MLS regular season.

Ordonez has trained with FC Cincinnati’s first team throughout the 2021 season as well as the FC Cincinnati Academy U-19 team. The contract is for 3 years, with 2 one-year options.

“We are delighted to sign Quimi as our second FC Cincinnati Academy product to a first-team contract as a Homegrown Player,” General Manager Gerard Nijkamp said. “We saw continued growth from Ordonez throughout the 2021 season, as he spent time training with our first team roster, and in the MLS NEXT Cup Playoffs. Based on his performances and ability to adjust to a professional environment, we feel he has earned this opportunity within our roster.”

Ordonez joined the FC Cincinnati Academy in the program’s inaugural 2019-20 season. He made a combined eight starts for the U-19 roster during the 2021 MLS NEXT season with three of those coming during the recent MLS NEXT Cup Playoffs. Prior to joining FC Cincinnati, Ordonez spent time with Kings Hammer Academy and Cincinnati United Premier.

FC Cincinnati will return to the pitch Saturday when they play the Houston Dynamo at BBVA Stadium. Kickoff is set for 8:30 p.m. ET, and the game will be televised on WSTR 64, carried on the radio on ESPN1350, streamed regionally on, and out of market on ESPN+.

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Information about seating options at the club’s state-of-the-art TQL Stadium is now available at For more information about 2021 Season Ticket Memberships, which are now on sale to the general public, visit or the stadium’s social properties on Twitter, Facebook or Instagram at @TQLStadium, or by calling the team’s sales and service staff at 513-977-5425.

TRANSACTION: FC Cincinnati signed forward Arquimides Ordonez as a Homegrown Player on July 2, 2021.


Position: Forward/Winger

Height: 6-2

Weight: 160

Birthdate: August 5, 2003

Birthplace: Cincinnati, Ohio

Hometown: Ft. Thomas, Kentucky

Nationality: United States

MLS Roster Status: Homegrown Player

How Acquired: Via signing on Jul. 2, 2021.