FC Cincinnati sign rookie Avionne Flanagan

Oct 28, 2020; Cincinnati, OH, USA; A view of the video board thanking fans and the University of Cincinnati, after the game between Sporting Kansas City and FC Cincinnati at Nippert Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Aaron Doster-USA TODAY Sports

FC Cincinnati on Wednesday announced the signing of defender Avionne Flanagan, the 29th pick in the 2021 MLS SuperDraft.

The 22-year-old agreed to a one-year contract with three additional option years.

“Avionne has earned a contract with FC Cincinnati based on what he has shown throughout the preseason,” general manager Gerard Nijkamp said in a news release. “He is a young player with potential and we believe he has adapted well to the professional environment, both on and off the pitch.”

Flanagan played three full seasons at South Florida (2017-19) and tallied four goals and seven assists in 48 games (41 starts). He made three appearances for the Bulls this season before joining Cincinnati for the preseason.

FC Cincinnati open their third MLS season on April 17 at Nashville SC.

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–Field Level Media