CincinnatiSoccerTalk.com would like to announce our Inaugural Cincinnati Soccer Talk FC Cincinnati Player of The Year Award! 2016 has been an exciting year for FC Cincinnati. The team has done a wonderful job representing our city and fans are ready to begin the final playoff push.
CST is opening voting for this award to fans, listeners and readers of our site. Voting is open until Sunday, September 25th for this inaugural award. The winner will be announced after the regular season to go along with other awards give by the Cincinnati Soccer Talk staff.
Please read the short season bios below and make your choice. Fans can either vote at the bottom of this story or on the side bar on several CST pages. Players for the final voting were nominated by our staff, but now you get to choose the winner. Get your vote in early so your favorite player can win out first ever POY award.
Corben Bone – Bone started the year off with a cracker of a strike to level the score vs. KR Reykjavic in the IMG Suncoast Classic. The MLS veteran has logged the most minutes of an outfield player for FC Cincinnati and has appeared in all USL matches this season. Bone has played both offensive and defensive central midfielder roles compiling a team high 5 assists.
Omar Cummings – The former University of Cincinnati man had a difficult beginning and end to the inaugural FCC campaign. It took him until April 24th for him to make his debut coming off an injury and his season has potentially be cut short after picking up another knock on August 24th. However Cummings has made the most of his minutes by scoring 3 USL goals, 1 US Open Cup goal and 5 assists (T-1st on team). He also won the USL’s Goal of the Month for July.
Harrison Delbridge – Aussie, Aussie, Aussie! Oi, Oi, Oi! Delbo has quickly become a fan favorite due to his personality and blue-collar mentality on the pitch. Delbridge has become a force on the back line and has provided leadership and stability. He has scored 1 goal this season, but has been a part of other chances where FCC has capitalized. The center back has been physical ans has been fun to watch this season.
Mitch Hildebrandt – #MitchSaysNo A question mark going into this season, Mitch has impressed and won the fan base over. The keeper is one of the faces of the organization and even has several fan-made signs displayed on game days in Nippert. Mitch has started every match this season and has put up a 0.96 GAA good for 10th in the league. He ranks 6th in the league in saves with 67 and ranks 1st in minutes played by goalkeepers to go along with his team lead for PT. Mitch also enjoys his post game thunder clap after every FCC home win.
Jimmy McLaughlin – A guest of the CST podcast, “Jimmy the Third” has put up some very respectable numbers this season. He ranks 3rd in goals with 4, but also scored in FCC’s first US Open Cup match vs. Indy XI NPSL. Jimmy stands tied for 3rd in points in USL play with 11 and has 3 assists. He ranks third of outfield players in minutes and has one of the coolest grandpa’s in the world. The winger has been impressive in his combination play and many of his runs draw defenders contributing to other players goals.
Sean “Ugo” Okoli – Okoli has had a stellar season in the forward role for FC Cincinnati. Going into the final two weekends of the season, Ugo is tied for the league lead in goals (15) and is leading the team in overall points (33) which includes 2 assists. He ranks 4th in minutes played of outfield players and scored an amazing bicycle goal which came 4 minutes into FCC’s first home match at Nippert. He won the USL’s Goal of the Month for April.
Andrew Wiedeman – Scored FC Cincinnati’s first ever regular season goal at Bethlehem Steel FC on April 3rd. Wiedeman ranks 2nd on the team in goals (7), third on the team in assists (4) and second in total points (18). He has been deployed all over the starting XI playing winger, CAM, and forward. The veteran has been a strong presence on the field but has also made many appearances in the community including being CST’s first player-guest. Won the USL’s May Goal of the Month.
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