FC Cincinnati announces roster for 2023 preseason

After two weeks of training at the Mercy Health Training Center, FC Cincinnati kicked off the Orange and Blue’s 26-day preseason camp in Clearwater, Florida.

FC Cincinnati’s traveling roster for the preseason stay in Florida includes four players signed with FC Cincinnati 2 and several unsigned players.

Below is an overview of the list of travelers:

FC Cincinnati 2023 pre-season roster:
Guardians (5): Roman Celentano, Alec Kann, Hunter Morse^, Evan Louro, Paul Walters

Defenders (10): Joey Akpunonu, Santiago Arias^, Isaiah Foster, Ray Gaddis, Nick Hagglund, Brett Halsey^^, Matt Miazga, Ian Murphy, Alvas Powell, Kai Thomas^^

Midfielders (11): Luciano Acosta, Salim Adams^^, Marco Angle, Alvaro Barreal, Jesus Castellano^^, Steven Jimenez, Yuya Kubo, Junior Moreno, Obinna Nwobodo, Malik Pinto, Harrison Robledo

Forwards (5): Dominique Badji, Brenner, Archimides Ordonez, Sergio Santos, Brandon Vazquez

^ – Unsigned
^^ – Signed to FC Cincinnati 2

Roman Celentano and Brandon Vazquez will join the Clearwater team at the end of the USMNT January Camp in Southern California.

FC Cincinnati will play pre-season friendlies against four MLS clubs: Austin FC, Philadelphia Union, New England Revolution and Nashville SC, as well as the University of South Florida. All games will be behind closed doors except for the game against the Philadelphia Union, which will be open to the general public at the Joe DiMaggio Sports Complex. Additional opponents can be added.

FC Cincinnati 2023 Preseason Schedule

January 23 – February 17: Clearwater, Fla. (Walter Campbell Sports Park)

Friday January 27 – vs. Austin FC
Wednesday, Feb. 1 – vs. USF
Friday, February 10 – vs. Philadelphia Union
Tuesday February 14 – vs. New England Revolution
Friday February 17 – vs Nashville SC (Al Lang Stadium); Back to Cincinnati

February 21-24: Training at Mercy Health Training Center
Saturday February 25: MLS 2023 season opener against Houston Dynamo at TQL Stadium

Tickets for the 2023 season, which include all 17 regular season matches and two League Cup group stage matches, are also on sale now at fccincinnati.com/tickets. Tickets for the 2023 single game will go on sale Thursday, January 26 as part of an exclusive pre-sale for season ticket holders. Single-match tickets go on sale to the general public on Friday, January 27.

Fans who buy Half-season packages will be able to choose one of the two group stage matches once the League Cup schedule has been announced. An FC Cincinnati ticketing representative will contact you later to confirm specific dates. Choose from the

Fans can currently make deposits at Group tickets and Prime seating options for the 2023 season. For more information on these experiences at TQL Stadium, visit fccincinnati.com/tickets.

2023 marks the fifth season in MLS for FC Cincinnati. The Orange and Blue begin the season at home for the first time in club history on February 25 at TQL Stadium against Houston Dynamo FC. The full 2023 regular season schedule can be viewed HERE.

For up-to-the-minute FC Cincinnati news, visit the team’s official website at fccincinnati.com, or follow the team on Twitter, Instagram and Facebook at @FCCincinnati. Additionally, fans are encouraged to download the team’s official mobile app from the Apple App Store or Google Play for instant access to mobile tickets, team content and match notifications.

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