Weekly News Roundup: January 15-January 21
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FC Cincinnati news
Nazmi Albadawi officially signs with FC Cincinnati-This past week, FC Cincinnati publically announced the signing of midfielder Nazmi Albadawi. Albadawi is possibly the most prolific signing the club has made in their history, and finally brings them a true #10. Cincinnati Enquirer writer Charlie Hatch wrote a great article about what Albadawi brings to the club.
A new formation, too. Fans should expect to see FC Cincinnati in a 4-2-3-1 for the first time. https://t.co/i7GKTXA13p— Charlie Hatch (@charliehatch_) January 19, 2018
Cincinnati Enquirer’s Pat Brennan also pointed out the signing is a multi-year deal. This can be nothing but good news all around for FC Cincinnati.
“Multi-year contract.”— Pat Brennan (@PBrennanENQ) January 15, 2018
That has not been the club’s preferred method of signing players since the John Harkes days. This should illustrate to fans that @fccincinnati is preparing for MLS next season. If that was even still being debated. https://t.co/ImY6TWRt72
Full USL season unveiled-The full FC Cincinnati schedule has been unveiled, and it includes many great matchups for the Orange and Blue. Their games against Louisville City FC will, of course, be the matches to look out for, but with every team in the USL getting better, this season will be interesting to say the least. Don’t forget there will be U.S. Open Cup matches somewhere in the schedule as well, which will lead to a very fun year of soccer.
The wait is over... the full 2018 #FCCincy regular season @USL schedule is available NOW!— FC Cincinnati (@fccincinnati) January 19, 2018
📅 https://t.co/eN7ZxMfMmI#RiseTogether pic.twitter.com/wKNGtPmnrn
Preseason Schedule finally shown-FC Cincinnati has shown the preseason schedule for the club, and it begins February 6 at IMG Academy. The club will renew their preseason rivalry against Sacremento Republic FC, and will play Indy Eleven and Nashville SC in the preseason as well. The preseason will be a good time for Coach Alan to work around with the line-up, and see what works, and what doesn’t.
Our 2018 preseason schedule dropped yesterday! Check it out in full and sync it to your 📆 here: https://t.co/LFmLCvLdmw#RiseTogether pic.twitter.com/PTzkTbP1rJ— FC Cincinnati (@fccincinnati) January 18, 2018
First week of training-FC Cincinnati finally began their first week of training last week. FC Cincinnati is posting many videos and photos to their social media accounts, like their Instagram, Twitter and Snapchat. Tom Gelehrter interviewed Coach Koch after the first training session, and this is the video of the interview.
🗣️ Hear from #FCCincy head coach @AlanKochYVR following tonight’s preseason opening training session. pic.twitter.com/BO4651x25M— FC Cincinnati (@fccincinnati) January 18, 2018
Jeff Berding attends the MLS SuperDraft-Jeff Berding, along with Pat Brennan, attended the MLS SuperDraft. It is not known why Berding attended the event, but he has been at MLS All-Star games and other event. Pat Brennan wrote a story about some of Berding’s history with attending MLS events, and what it might mean for the club.
FC Cincinnati President/General Manager Jeff Berding spotted at MLS event in Philadelphia https://t.co/KRUZ9XiyBn via @enquirer— Pat Brennan (@PBrennanENQ) January 19, 2018
Andrew Wiedeman hangs up his cleats-Andrew Wiedeman has finally announced that he is retiring from professional soccer. Many people had suspected as much, but to finally hear it from the man is obviously what fans have been waiting for. Wiedeman was one of the FC Cincinnati originals, and has some of the best plays in FC Cincinnati history, most notably his goal, that was wrongly called offsides, against the Chicago Fire. He will surely be missed in the FC Cincinnati community, and wish him all the best.
Time to make the worst kept secret official. Turning in my boots for a bookbag. Big thanks to @fccincinnati & all the fans for helping to cap off an incredible 8 years. Very lucky for it to have lasted so long. Much love, The Best Finsiher of the Modern Era— Andrew Wiedeman (@awiedeman3) January 17, 2018