FC Cincinnati signs Norwegian youth international Jonas Fjeldberg

FC Cincinnati sign Jonas Fjeldberg. Mandatory Credit: Albert Cesare-USA TODAY Sports
FC Cincinnati sign Jonas Fjeldberg. Mandatory Credit: Albert Cesare-USA TODAY Sports /

FC Cincinnati added some midfield depth on Thursday with the signing of Jonas Fjeldberg. The rookie adds a bit of an offensive game to an FC Cincinnati side that has scored just four goals in as many games this season.

Fjeldberg was a second round pick of FC Cincinnati in the 2021 MLS Super Draft. The Norwegian born midfielder played his college soccer at powerhouse program Dayton.

In college, he was named the A-10 Offensive Player of the Year during his last two seasons with Dayton. Last season as a senior, he had an impressive five goals and four assists in just nine games played.

“Jonas has earned a contract with FC Cincinnati after training with the team for various weeks now,” FC Cincinnati General Manager Gerard Nijkamp said via a statement released by the club. “He has adapted well to the professional setting and we are excited to see his potential with the club.”

A four-year starter at Dayton, he made 61 appearances with 55 starts. He totaled 22 goals with 21 assists during his four seasons in college.

He has played 17 times for Norway’s youth national teams, stretching from the U16 level up to the U19 national team.

It has been a rough 2021 season for FC Cincinnati, winless through their first four games, having scored just four goals and conceding 13 goals. On Sunday, they opened the beautiful new TQL Stadium against Inter Miami, going down 2-0 in the first half before leveling the score midway through the second half.

They ended up losing 3-2 to Inter Miami behind a late goal from Gonzalo Higuain.

On the season, FC Cincinnati stands 0-1-3 (1 point). Their only result this season came in the season opener, a 2-2 draw at Nashville SC. In that match, FC Cincinnati was up 2-0 in the first half before conceding two goals to settle for a road point.

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