FC Cincinnati: Getting Jimmy McLaughlin going will be key vs Independence

Jimmy McLaughlin is one of FC Cincinnati's most dynamic offensive players. Although he isn't a main goal scorer, McLaughlin has proven to be one of the best wingers in the Eastern Conference. He has only scored one goal, but Jimmy has created the most chances of any FCC player.

McLaughlin, who ranks 8th on FCC in passes, has had 36 crosses. That is double the next closest which is 18 by Kadeem Dacres. Getting the former MLS player the ball on that left wing is one of the most crucial keys for FCC as they get ready to play the Charlotte Independence in what is being named the Queen City Cup.

Jimmy not only gets most of his touches in the attacking half, but he also makes wise decisions usually. His 90.8% passing accuracy in the attacking half is one of the best on the team. Jimmy gets into the attacking half, makes wise decisions, and creates chances. The young 24-year-old has proven his value throughout each game this season. McLaughlin is one of the shiftiest players on the team and can often times take an opponent down the line with his pure speed.

Saturday's game, which is shaping up to be beautiful, has several alluring, extracurricular things like fireworks and Cincinnati Zoo animals. But, while the game is going on, the attacking prowess of Jimmy McLaughlin will be the most exciting.