FC Cincinnati continues to add talent across the pitch for the 2019 MLS Season with the addition of Victor Ulloa from FC Dallas via trade.
FC Cincinnati gave FC Dallas $150,000 in General Allocation Money in order to acquire the midfielder. If Ulloa is able to meet certain performance based incentives throughout the season, FCC could also send up to an additional $100,000 in GAM at a later date. Also, if FC Cincinnati were to sell Ulloa outside of MLS in the future, FC Dallas will receive a percentage of the transfer or loan fee.
Occupying a domestic roster spot, in addition to retaining his Homegrown Player Designation, Ulloa is one of two new players to join the Orange and Blue today. During the 2018 MLS Season, Ulloa provided stability for FC Dallas’ midfield when he played over 2,000 minutes and made 25 starts for the third time in his career.
“Victor brings significant MLS experience to our group,” FC Cincinnati Head Coach Alan Koch said. “We believe he can help stabilize our midfield and is another important piece of the puzzle as we continue to solidify our roster ahead of next season.”
Over the course of his seven seasons with FC Dallas, Ulloa has logged over 10,000 minutes, scored five goals and has had six assists in 143 MLS regular-season appearances.
“Victor has been an unbelievable model for our organization over the last eight years and we’re proud to be associated with someone of his quality,” said FC Dallas President Dan Hunt of Ulloa. “It’s been a pleasure watching him grow up with this club and wish him the absolute best in his future.”
Stay tuned to Cincinnati Soccer Talk as we break down what all this means for the team, as well as any other news that may break about new trades or player signings!