McLaughlin Suffers Knee Injury

CINCINNATI – FC Cincinnati midfielder Jimmy McLaughlin sustained a serious knee injury in personal off-season training in the Philadelphia area on Jan. 9 and is expected to miss extended time with the team.

After arriving in Cincinnati for the team’s season-opening meeting and medical evaluations on Sunday, Jan. 20 and Monday, Jan. 21, McLaughlin will return to Philadelphia later this week for further evaluation and the beginning of his treatment plan.

Further information will be released when available.

The next time Cincinnati takes the field, it will be as MLS’ 24th team in 2019 when the club debuts in the top professional league in the U.S. and Canada.

FC Cincinnati’s debut MLS game will be at Seattle Sounders FC on Saturday, March 2, at CenturyLink Field. The Orange and Blue will make its home debut as an MLS team at Nippert Stadium on Sunday, March 17, when the team hosts MLS Cup finalist Portland Timbers at 5 p.m. Season Ticket Member presales for single-game, group and mini plans are currently underway and those options will be available to the general public starting Thursday, Jan. 24, at 10 a.m. at fccincinnati.com/tickets or by calling 513-977-5425 (KICK).