FC Cincinnati sign new attacker and goalkeeper ahead of 2021

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FC Cincinnati have signed attacker Ben Mines and goalkeeper Cody Cropper

FC Cincinnati have swooped into the transfer market to sign Ben Mines and Cody Cropper. Jaap Stam’s side have been busy since the end of last season as they look to bolster their roster ahead of 2021. They will be hoping to make the playoffs next year and will be hoping their signings help them make that next step.

Mines, who is 20 years old, will give the MLS side more pace and competition in attacking areas. He has been snapped up in the Waivers Draft after leaving New York Red Bulls, as announced by their official club website. The youngster has risen up through the youth ranks at the Red Bull Arena and played six times for their first-team, scoring twice. He had previously been a key player for their B team.

Cropper will join the promising forward through the entrance door at the Nippert Stadium. The experienced goalkeeper is expected to provide depth and back-up to Cincinnati’s current goalkeeping options. He was available after parting company with Houston Dynamo last month.

The 27-year-old is a former USA youth international and has been around the block in MLS. He has also played for New England Revolution in the past having also moved over to England in his early career for stints at Ipswich Town, Southampton and MK Dons.

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Cincinnati’s goalkeepers going into the next season are Ben Lundt, Beckham Sunderland, Przemysław Tytoń, and Cropper and it will be interesting to see who becomes their number one. Jaap has a big decision to make on that one, whilst Mines is expected to push the attacking players all the way to try and force his way into the side.