2020 opening day roster formalized

CINCINNATI – FC Cincinnati have announced their MLS roster for today’s MLS Roster Compliance date. FC Cincinnati’s roster consists of 30 players – four goalkeepers, 10 defenders, seven midfielders, five wingers and three forwards.

The Orange and Blue have three players who are currently on loan for the 2020 USL Championship season: goalkeeper Ben Lundt (Louisville City FC, USL Championship), defender Hassan Ndam (The Miami FC, USL Championship) and winger Rey Ortiz (Charlotte Independence, USL Championship)

Also of note, FCC have classified midfielder Allan Cruz as a Designated Player – meaning FC Cincinnati have three Designated Players on their roster for the first time in club history. In addition, midfielder Siem de Jong’s contract has been bought down through the use of Allocation Money.

Forward Darren Mattocks has been excused from the club and removed from the roster so he can attend to personal matters.

FC Cincinnati 2020 MLS Roster

Goalkeepers (4): Bobby Edwards (Domestic), Ben Lundt (On Loan, International) Spencer Richey (Domestic), Przemysław Tytoń (International)

Defenders (10): Saad Abdul-Salaam (Domestic), Zico Bailey (Homegrown), Mathieu Deplagne (U.S. Permanent Resident), Greg Garza (Domestic), Andrew Gutman (Homegrown), Nick Hagglund (Domestic), Hassan Ndam (On Loan, International) Tom Pettersson (International), Maikel van der Werff (International), Kendall Waston (U.S. Permanent Resident)

Midfielders (7): Fatai Alashe (Domestic), Frankie Amaya (Generation adidas), Allan Cruz (Designated Player, U.S. Permanent Resident), Siem de Jong (international), Tommy McCabe (Domestic), Haris Medunjanin (International), Caleb Stanko (Domestic)

Wingers (6): Joseph-Claude Gyau (Domestic), Yuya Kubo (Designated Player, International), Kekuta Manneh (U.S. Permanent Resident), Jimmy McLaughlin (Domestic), Rey Ortiz (On Loan, International) Adrien Regattin (International)

Forwards (3): Rashawn Dally (Domestic), Jürgen Locadia (Designated Player, International), Brandon Vazquez (Domestic)

FC Cincinnati kick off their second MLS season at 1 p.m. on Sunday, March 1, when the team opens the 2020 campaign on the road against the New York Red Bulls. After a road game at Atlanta United FC on Saturday, March 7, FCC will open their 2020 home slate on Saturday, March 14, when the team hosts D.C. United at Nippert Stadium in a 5:30 p.m. game.

Season Ticket Memberships are still available for purchase and start at $230 per ticket. A 2020 Season Ticket Membership also secures fans’ place on the club’s priority list, which will be utilized when sales begin in the new West End Stadium for the 2021 season. Information about all 2020 ticket options – season tickets, multiple-game options, group tickets and individual-game tickets – is available at or by calling 513-977-5425 (KICK).

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