2019 FC Cincinnati season

The 2019 FC Cincinnati season was the club's debut season in Major League Soccer (MLS), and the fourth season of a team playing under the FC Cincinnati brand after three years in the lower-division United Soccer League (since renamed the USL Championship).[1] The club finished with a league worst 6–22–6 record in their inaugural MLS season, setting a league record for the most goals given up with 75.[2] FC Cincinnati missed the playoffs.

FC Cincinnati
2019 season
General managerGerard Nijkamp
Head coachRon Jans
StadiumNippert Stadium
MLSEastern Conf.: 12th
Overall: 24th
MLS Cup PlayoffsDid not qualify
U.S. Open CupRound of 16
Highest home attendance32,250
Lowest home attendance25,095
Average home league attendance27,507
Biggest win3–0
(March 17 vs. POR)
Biggest defeat1-7
(June 29 at MIN)

Club

Coaching staff

Position Staff
General Manager Gerard Nijkamp
Technical Director Luke Sassano
Head Coach Ron Jans
Assistant Coach Yoann Damet
Goalkeeper Coach Jack Stern
Athletic Trainer Aaron Powell
Strength & Conditioning Austin Berry
UC Health Dr. Angelo Colosimo
Dr. Brian Grawe

Head coach Alan Koch was fired on May 7, 2019, after a 2–7–2 start to the 2019 season.[3]. Yoann Damet served as interim coach until Ron Jans was named head coach on August 3, 2019, becoming the third head coach since the club moved to the MLS.[4]

Roster

As of match played August 3, 2019[5]
No. Name Nationality Position Date of birth (age) Previous club
Goalkeepers
13Jimmy Hague United StatesGK (1996-08-28) August 28, 1996 Michigan State Spartans
18Spencer Richey United StatesGK (1992-05-30) May 30, 1992 FC Cincinnati (USL)
22Przemysław Tytoń PolandGK (1987-01-04) January 4, 1987 Deportivo de La Coruña
Defenders
2Kendall Waston (c) Costa RicaDF (1988-01-01) January 1, 1988 Vancouver Whitecaps FC
4Greg Garza United StatesDF (1991-08-16) August 16, 1991 Atlanta United FC
14Nick Hagglund United StatesDF (1992-09-14) September 14, 1992 Toronto FC
17Mathieu Deplagne FranceDF (1991-10-01) October 1, 1991 Troyes AC
23Maikel van der Werff NetherlandsDF (1989-04-22) April 22, 1989 SBV Vitesse
32Justin Hoyte Trinidad and TobagoDF (1984-11-20) November 20, 1984 FC Cincinnati (USL)
92Alvas Powell JamaicaDF (1994-07-18) July 18, 1994 Portland Timbers
96Andrew Gutman United StatesDF (1996-10-02) October 2, 1996 Celtic FC
Midfielders
6Leonardo Bertone  SwitzerlandMF (1994-03-14) March 14, 1994 BSC Young Boys
7Roland Lamah BelgiumMF (1987-12-31) December 31, 1987 FC Dallas
8Víctor Ulloa MexicoMF (1992-03-04) March 4, 1992 FC Dallas
15Allan Cruz Costa RicaMF (1996-02-24) February 24, 1996 C.S. Herediano
16Derrick Etienne Jr. United StatesMF (1996-08-25) August 25, 1996 New York Red Bulls
19Corben Bone United StatesMF (1988-09-16) September 16, 1988 FC Cincinnati (USL)
20Jimmy McLaughlin United StatesMF (1993-04-30) April 30, 1993 FC Cincinnati (USL)
24Frankie Amaya United StatesMF (2000-09-26) September 26, 2000 UCLA Bruins
26Tommy McCabe United StatesMF (1998-04-04) April 4, 1998 Notre Dame Fighting Irish
27Fatai Alashe United StatesMF (1993-10-21) October 21, 1993 FC Cincinnati (USL)
33Caleb Stanko United StatesMF (1993-07-26) July 26, 1993 SC Freiburg
36Joe Gyau United StatesMF (1992-09-16) September 16, 1992 MSV Duisburg
45Emmanuel Ledesma ArgentinaMF (1988-05-24) May 24, 1988 FC Cincinnati (USL)
93Kenny Saief United StatesMF (1993-12-17) December 17, 1993 Anderlecht
Forwards
9Fanendo Adi NigeriaFW (1990-10-10) October 10, 1990 FC Cincinnati (USL)
11Darren Mattocks JamaicaFW (1990-09-02) September 2, 1990 D.C. United
31Kekuta Manneh GambiaFW (1994-12-04) December 4, 1994 FC St. Gallen
81Rashawn Dally JamaicaFW (1997-01-14) January 14, 1997 Memphis 901 FC

2019 MLS SuperDraft picks

Round Pick # Player Position College Notes
1 1 Frankie Amaya Midfielder UCLA
1 13 Logan Gdula Defender Wake Forest From Philadelphia Union
2 29 Tommy McCabe Midfielder Notre Dame From Philadelphia Union via Chicago Fire
2 30 Jimmy Hague Goalkeeper Michigan State From Toronto FC
2 37 Ben Lundt Goalkeeper Akron From Philadelphia Union
3 49 Rashawn Dally Midfielder Quinnipiac

Player movement

In

Date Player Position From Club Ref
July 2, 2019 Maikel van der WerffDF SBV Vitesse[6]
August 7, 2019 Joe GyauMF MSV Duisburg[7]

Out

Date Player Position Notes Transferred to Ref
August 2, 2019 Emery WelshmanFWaived Hapoel Haifa FC[8] [9]
August 5, 2019 Eric AlexanderMFWaived FC Dallas[10] [11]

Loans in

Player Position Loaned from Loan start date Loan end date Ref
Caleb StankoMF SC FreiburgJanuary 23, 2019[12]
Kenny SaiefMF AnderlechtMarch 6, 2019June 11, 2019[13] [14]
Andrew GutmanDF Celtic FCAugust 3, 2019End of 2020 season[15]
Derrick EtienneMF New York Red BullsAugust 7, 2019End of 2019 season[16]

Loans out

Player Position Loaned to Loan start date Loan end date Ref
Ben LundtG Louisville City FCFebruary 7, 2019[17]
Tommy McCabeMF North Carolina FCFebruary 15, 2019May 29, 2019[18] [19]
Logan GdulaDF Hartford AthleticAugust 5, 2019[20]
Rashawn DallyF Memphis 901March 5, 2019May 20, 2019[21] [22]
Emery WelshmanF Forge FCMarch 8, 2019August 2, 2019[23] [8]
Frankie AmayaMF Orange County SCApril 17, 2019May 2, 2019[24] [25]
Hassan NdamDF Charlotte IndependenceMay 1, 2019[26]
Nazmi AlbadawiMF North Carolina FCMay 29, 2019[27]
Forrest LassoDF Nashville SCJuly 25, 2019[28]

Competitions

  Win   Draw   Loss

Preseason

Major League Soccer

League Tables

Eastern Conference
Pos Team Pld W L T GF GA GD Pts Qualification
8 Chicago Fire 34 10 12 12 55 47 +8 42
9 Montreal Impact[lower-alpha 1] 34 12 17 5 47 60 13 41 2020 CONCACAF Champions League[lower-alpha 2]
10 Columbus Crew SC 34 10 16 8 39 47 8 38
11 Orlando City SC 34 9 15 10 44 52 8 37
12 FC Cincinnati 34 6 22 6 31 75 44 24
Source: MLS
Rules for classification: 1) points; 2) total wins; 3) total goal differential; 4) total goals scored; 5) disciplinary points; 6) away goal differential; 7) away goals scored ; 8) home goals scored; 9) home goal differential; 10) coin toss or drawing of lots.
Notes:
  1. Canadian clubs cannot qualify for the 2020 CONCACAF Champions League through MLS play.
  2. as 2019 Canadian Championship winners
Overall
Pos Team Pld W L T GF GA GD Pts
20 Columbus Crew SC 34 10 16 8 39 47 8 38
21 Sporting Kansas City 34 10 16 8 49 67 18 38
22 Orlando City SC 34 9 15 10 44 52 8 37
23 Vancouver Whitecaps FC 34 8 16 10 37 59 22 34
24 FC Cincinnati 34 6 22 6 31 75 44 24
Source: MLS
Rules for classification: 1) points; 2) total wins; 3) total goal differential; 4) total goals scored; 5) disciplinary points; 6) away goals scored; 7) away goal differential; 8) coin toss or drawing of lots

Results

OverallHomeAway
PldWDLGFGAGDPtsWDLGFGAGDWDLGFGAGD
34 6 6 22 31 75  −44 24 3 3 11 15 36  −21 3 3 11 16 39  −23

Last updated: October 7, 2019.
Source: MLS

Matchday12345678910111213141516171819202122232425262728293031323334
GroundAAHAHHAHAAAHAHAAHAHAHHAHAHHAHAHHHA
ResultLDWWLDLLLLLWLLLLLLWWLLLLDLLLLWLDDD
Source: MLS
A = Away; H = Home; W = Win; D = Draw; L = Loss

U.S. Open Cup

Statistics

Appearances and goals

Numbers after plus-sign(+) denote appearances as a substitute.

No. Pos Nat Player TotalMLSMLS Cup PlayoffsU.S. Open Cup
AppsGoalsAppsGoalsAppsGoalsAppsGoals
Goalkeepers
18 GK Spencer Richey 1901900000
22 GK Przemysław Tytoń 1701500020
Defenders
2 DF Kendall Waston 25124+110000
4 DF Greg Garza 13011+200000
14 DF Nick Hagglund 24020+200020
17 DF Mathieu Deplagne 3513310020
23 DF Maikel van der Werff 1101100000
32 DF Justin Hoyte 18016+100010
92 DF Alvas Powell 13010+300000
96 DF Andrew Gutman 805+300000
Midfielders
6 MF Leonardo Bertone 26122+31000+10
7 MF Roland Lamah 28122+610000
8 MF Víctor Ulloa 28122+410020
15 MF Allan Cruz 22721+170000
16 MF Derrick Etienne 502+300000
19 MF Corben Bone 802+40001+10
24 MF Frankie Amaya 21015+40001+10
26 MF Tommy McCabe 602+400000
27 MF Fatai Alashe 1134+7101+100
33 MF Caleb Stanko 25016+700020
36 MF Joseph-Claude Gyau 805+300000
45 MF Emmanuel Ledesma 28620+66001+10
Forwards
9 FW Fanendo Adi 1427+510021
11 FW Darren Mattocks 21313+830000
31 FW Kekuta Manneh 29515+1240021
81 FW Rashawn Dally 1318+41000+10
Left Club During Season
3 DF Forrest Lasso 704+100020
5 MF Nazmi Albadawi 100+100000
16 MF Eric Alexander 804+20001+10
93 MF Kenny Saief 916+310000

Top scorers

Rank Position Number Name MLS MLS Playoffs U.S. Open Cup Total
1 MF 15 Allan Cruz 7 0 0 7
2 MF 45 Emmanuel Ledesma 6 0 0 6
3 FW 31 Kekuta Manneh 4 0 1 5
4 FW 11 Darren Mattocks 3 0 0 3
5 FW 9 Fanendo Adi 1 0 1 2
6 DF 2 Kendall Waston 1 0 0 1
MF 6 Leonardo Bertone 1 0 0 1
MF 7 Roland Lamah 1 0 0 1
DF 17 Mathieu Deplagne 1 0 0 1
MF 27 Fatai Alashe 1 0 0 1
MF 93 Kenny Saief 1 0 0 1
FW 81 Rashawn Dally 1 0 0 1
MF 8 Víctor Ulloa 1 0 0 1
Total 29 0 2 31

Top assists

Rank Position Number Name MLS MLS Playoffs U.S. Open Cup Total
1 MF 45 Emmanuel Ledesma 4 0 1 5
2 FW 31 Kekuta Manneh 3 0 0 3
FW 11 Darren Mattocks 3 0 0 3
FW 7 Roland Lamah 3 0 0 3
3 MF 93 Kenny Saief 2 0 0 2
MF 6 Leonardo Bertone 2 0 0 2
MF 8 Víctor Ulloa 2 0 0 2
DF 17 Mathieu Deplagne 2 0 0 2
4 MF 19 Eric Alexander 1 0 0 1
MF 15 Allan Cruz 1 0 0 1
DF 96 Andrew Gutman 1 0 0 1
36 MF Joe Gyau 1 0 0 1
Total 25 0 1 26

Disciplinary record

No. Pos. Player MLS MLS Playoffs U.S. Open Cup Total
       
6MF Leonardo Bertone900000000900
2DF Kendall Waston810000000810
15MF Allan Cruz500000000500
8MF Víctor Ulloa400000000400
45MF Emmanuel Ledesma400000000400
17DF Mathieu Deplagne400000000400
14DF Nick Hagglund200000100300
32DF Justin Hoyte300000000300
33MF Caleb Stanko300000000300
3DF Forrest Lasso200000000200
24MF Frankie Amaya200000000200
9FW Fanendo Adi100000100200
23DF Maikel van der Werff200000000200
96DF Andrew Gutman200000000200
27MF Fatai Alashe200000000200
4DF Greg Garza100000000100
18GK Spencer Richey100000000100
92DF Alvas Powell100000000100
31FW Kekuta Manneh001000100101
7MF Roland Lamah001000000001
36MF Joe Gyau001000000001
Total56130003005913

Clean sheets

No. Name MLS U.S. Open Cup Total Games played
18 Spencer Richey 20219
22 Przemysław Tytoń 30317

Honors and awards

MLS Team of the Week

Week Player Opponent Position Ref
2 Nick Hagglund Atlanta United DF [29]
Kenny Saief Bench
3 Spencer Richey Portland Timbers GK [30]
Kendall Waston Bench
Víctor Ulloa Bench
4 Kenny Saief (2) New England Revolution MF [31]
Kekuta Manneh FW
Greg Garza Bench
6 Darren Mattocks Sporting Kansas City Bench [32]
11 Víctor Ulloa (2) Montreal Impact MF [33]
18 Emmanuel Ledesma Houston Dynamo MF [34]
19 Kendall Waston (2) Chicago Fire DF [35]
23 Przemysław Tytoń Columbus Crew GK [36]
28 Allan Cruz Montreal Impact Bench [37]
31 Przemysław Tytoń (2) D.C. United GK [38]

MLS Goal of the Week

Week Player Opponent Ref
3 Allan Cruz Portland Timbers [39]
4 Kekuta Manneh New England Revolution [40]

MLS Coach of the Week

Week Coach Opponent Ref
3 Alan Koch Portland Timbers [41]
4 Alan Koch New England Revolution [42]

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