To aid in the fight for an MLS Cup playoff spot, Matt Miazga has officially joined FC Cincinnati.
American defender Matt Miazga was reportedly headed to the MLS on Thursday, and FC Cincinnati on Friday officially confirmed the transfer.
Due to his prior relationship with the New York Red Bulls, Miazga officially joins on a contract that runs through 2025. This move was made with TAM.
He agreed to a contract that has a 2026 extension option.
After being under contract for six years at Chelsea, where he was loaned out to numerous teams, Miazga joins.
Miazga stated in a press release, “I’m really excited to join FC Cincinnati.”
It’s a pleasure to be back in the US and to be able to participate in MLS once more.
I’m in Cincinnati for the project, so I want to express my gratitude to Jeff Berding, Chris Albright, and Pat Noonan in particular, who all played significant roles in my decision to enroll at FCC.
‘I can’t wait to meet all the amazing fans at TQL stadium, about whom I’ve heard such great things.’
In the announcement, manager Chris Albright extolled Miazga’s virtues.
Matt is a strong defender with a ton of experience playing in various European leagues and on an international level, according to Albright.
However, “his high character and mentality, along with his knowledge of what it takes to compete and win in MLS, are what drew us to this opportunity.”
Miazga won the Supporters Shield twice while playing for the Red Bulls in the Major League Soccer.
In 2016, Miazga played in two official Chelsea matches before being loaned out to a number of teams, including Vitesse, Nantes, Reading, RSC Anderlecht, and Deportivo Alaves.
He returns to the country and joins FC Cincinnati, a team that has 12 games left in the regular season and is just outside the final MLS Cup playoff spot.
The New Jersey native signs a contract to stay in Cincinnati until 2025Miazga spent six seasons under contract at Chelsea, mostly out on loanHe joins a Cincinnati team toward the bottom of the league in goals allowed