FC Cincinnati have signed 2023 MLS SuperDraft selection London Aghedo (ag-AY-doo) to a contract through 2023 with club options for 2024, 2025 and 2026, the club announced today.
Aghedo, 23, was selected out of the Air Force Academy by FC Cincinnati in the Third Round (No. 80 overall) in the 2023 MLS SuperDraft. Aghedo was one of two defenders selected (Joey Akpunonu) by FC Cincinnati in December’s draft.
“We are excited to have London join FC Cincinnati after his graduation from the Air Force Academy,” said General Manager Chris Albright. “London is a high character individual with the quality and athleticism that fits how we want to play. We look forward to his continued development here in Cincinnati.”
Aghedo joins the Orange and Blue following a decorated collegiate career at Air Force. Aghedo was named First Team All-WAC on three occasions and helped lead the Falcons to a top seed in the 2022 Western Athletic Conference Tournament. Aghedo was named WAC Defensive Player of the Year his senior season, starting every match in 2022, and anchoring the backline.
In four years at the Air Force Academy, Aghedo made 58 appearances, all starts, for the Falcons, scoring six goals and adding six assists. In his senior season, Aghedo eclipsed the 5,000-minute mark playing an average of 87 minutes per match.
The Valencia, California native joined FC Cincinnati this past weekend and has been training with the team.
TRANSACTION: FC Cincinnati sign defender London Aghedo to a contract through the 2023 season, with club options for 2024, 2025 and 2026.
Birthdate: May 31, 2000 (23)
Birthplace: Valencia, California
How Acquired: Signed to a contract through the 2023 season, with a club option for 2024, 2025 and 2026 on June 7, 2023
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