Matt Miazga officially joins FC Cincinnati to help in the FIGHT for an MLS Cup playoff spot 

Matt Miazga formally joins Cincinnati on contract till 2025 from Chelsea…because the workforce hopes the veteran defender will help in struggle for MLS Cup playoff spot

  • The New Jersey native indicators a contract to remain in Cincinnati till 2025
  • Miazga spent six seasons underneath contract at Chelsea, principally out on mortgage
  • He joins a Cincinnati workforce towards the underside of the league in objectives allowed 

After stories Thursday stated American defender Matt Miazga was on his method to MLS, FC Cincinnati confirmed the transfer on Friday.

Miazga formally joins on a contract by way of 2025 in a transfer utilizing Targeted Allocation Money (TAM) resulting from his earlier tenure with New York Red Bulls.

The contract he signed has an choice to increase to 2026.

Miazga joins after spending six years underneath contract at Chelsea, the place he was loaned out to quite a few golf equipment. 

Miazga played 169 matches in Europe, mostly on loan away from parent club Chelsea

Miazga performed 169 matches in Europe, totally on mortgage away from dad or mum membership Chelsea

‘I’m actually excited to hitch FC Cincinnati,’ stated Miazga in a press launch. 

‘It’s a pleasure to be again within the United States and have the ability to compete in MLS once more. The venture right here in Cincinnati is one thing that has drawn me right here, and I need to say a particular thanks to Jeff Berding, Chris Albright and Pat Noonan, who have been all a giant a part of me coming to FCC. 

‘I can not wait to fulfill all of the superb supporters, who I’ve heard so many good issues about, at TQL stadium.’

Manager Chris Albright sang Miazga’s praises within the announcement. 

‘Matt is a dominant defender that has a wealth of expertise internationally and throughout quite a few leagues in Europe,’ Albright stated. 

‘But his information of what it takes to compete and win in MLS, alongside together with his excessive character and mentality, are what drew us to this chance.’

During his time in MLS with the Red Bulls, Miazga gained two Supporters Shield titles. 

After making two official match appearances for Chelsea in 2016, Miazga was loaned out to a number of golf equipment, together with Vitesse, Nantes, Reading, RSC Anderlecht, and Deportivo Alaves.

He strikes again to the United States to an FC Cincinnati squad that is simply exterior the final MLS cup playoff spot with 12 matches remaining within the season.

Cincinnati fans hope the arrival of Miazga will vastly improve their defense

Cincinnati followers hope the arrival of Miazga will vastly enhance their protection