Catching Up With FC Cincinnati: Fordyce and Craven

Catching Up with FC Cincinnati: Fordyce and Craven

On Thursday, February 23rd, Cincinnati Soccer Talk was able to attend an FC Cincinnati training session at IMG Academy in Bradenton, Florida. The session was short, light and fun as Coach Koch described it. It was more about recovery and keeping muscles loose after the game the previous afternoon.

Before the training, we were able to speak with Daryl Fordyce (#16) and Andy Craven (#99). The interview was done on the field as other players were coming and warming up so there is a good bit of noise and wind and of course the occasional stray ball.

Key Points

Daryl Fordyce:

  • NASL doesn’t really pay much attention to USL. Didn’t know much about FC Cincinnati until his agent brought up the possible move
  • Once he researched the team and watched video he knew it was a good move
  • First time to Cincinnati
  • Expectation to win the league
  • FCC front office does great job helping players adjust and everyone chips in
  • Settling in great. Everyone is friendly and great. No clicks within the group like other clubs he’s been with
  • FIFA: PS4 and Barcelona
  • Prima Vista –
  • 62 goals is great but points in the table are more important. If 62 goals is the target though, then they’ll do 63…..

Andy Craven:

  • First time to Cincinnati
  • Came here to win and fill the stadium
  • First meeting with team felt very official and professional. Impressed and excited
  • FIFA: XBOX and USA
  • CHALLENGE ACCEPTED: Andy will play CST’s own Yoseif Tzeghai in the video game of Andy’s choice
  • Did not realize that we had Sprinkles the donut as a “sort of” mascot… “That is awesome”
  • Quan Hapa –

Check back later to find out who else Cincinnati Soccer Talk catches up with next.

@billwwolf for @CincySoccerTalk

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