These FC Cincinnati Players of African descent are making game winning plays on the field.
Since the inception of FCC as a soccer authority in 2016, a buzz has spread throughout Cincinnati and the United Soccer League. FCC finished their 2016 inaugural season in third place in their conference and broke numerous league attendance records. Moreover, in case you did not know, several of the best soccer players in the country are the FC Cincinnati players of African descent. One of the owners is a prominent African-American business owner.
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There are currently six African American players of FC Cincinnati on the 2017 roster!
Djiby Fall, a Senegal native, currently leads FC Cincinnati in goals and shot attempts with six goals and twenty shot attempts. He was a member of their national team in 2009.
Jamaican player, Omar Cummings, comes from a soccer-loving family. Cummings started his collegiate career at Cincinnati State and played from 2005-2007 at the University of Cincinnati, becoming a hometown favorite.
Kadeem Dacres, from Rosedale, New York, is a new addition to the 2017 roster. His coaches have boasted about his dedication and versatility, frequently speaking of his athleticism and toughness.
Justin Hoyte started his 20-year soccer career when he was 9 years old. He is the son of two former British sprinters. His mother, Wendy Hoyte, won the gold medal at the 1982 Brisbane Commonwealth Games.
Two of the youngest members of FCC are Victor Mansaray from Freetown, Sierra Leone, and Mélé Temguia, from Darmstadt, Germany. Both have shown to be promising young players in their time with FCC so far.
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In addition to the six FC Cincinnati players of African descent, Steve Hightower, the owner of one of the largest African American businesses in the region, Hightowers Petroleum, is also a part-owner of the team.
Check out the FC Cincinnati Season schedule to watch these players dominate the field and lead their team toward another successful season. The 2017 season has just begun, and FC Cincinnati tickets are reasonably priced and a great event to take the family to. The fun and engaging atmosphere of Nippert Stadium during the games is not something to miss!
FC Cincinnati also has student tickets available. Be sure to check Groupon and Stubhub for discount ticket offers throughout the season.
Do you have a child interested in playing soccer? Below are a few youth soccer leagues in the Cincinnati Area:
· Cincy SC
Are you an adult looking for a recreational soccer league to join? Below are a few adult soccer leagues in the Cincinnati Area:
· Gotham Soccer League
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