FC Cincinnati continues to make its back line a fortress with the addition of Cincinnati native Nick Hagglund from Toronto FC via trade.
FC Cincinnati gave Toronto FC $150,000 in general allocation money for 2019, $100,000 in targeted allocation money for 2020 and the No. 1 allocation ranking spot for Hagglund and the No. 24 allocation ranking spot. Also, if FC Cincinnati trades Hagglund before the end of the 2019 primary transfer window this summer, FCC will give Toronto FC an additional $50,000 in GAM for 2020.
Occupying a domestic roster spot, Hagglund is the fourth new player to officially join FC Cincinnati’s roster within the past week. Hagglund made 20 appearances for Toronto last season, scoring three goals and logging over 1,400 minutes on the pitch.
“We are thrilled to add Nick to our roster,” FC Cincinnati coach Alan Koch said. “He has been part of a team that has captured an MLS Cup championship and knows what is required to achieve and sustain success in this league. We look forward to his return to Cincinnati and seeing him embrace this opportunity to play for his hometown.”
Before being selected with the 1oth pick in the 2014 MLS SuperDraft by Toronto FC, Hagglund played collegiate soccer with Xavier University. Over the course of his four-year collegiate career at Xavier, Hagglund made 81 appearances, scoring four goals and taking home Big East Defender of the Year during his senior campaign in 2013.
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