2019 Awards

A lighter approach: 2019 Funny Awards

With so many lowlights this year, it’s time to lighten the mood. This goal celebration by Kendall Waston was our favorite of the year.

Photo Credit: Jeremy Miller

Cincinnati Soccer Talk’s End of Season Awards are back for FC Cincinnati’s inaugural MLS season. On Monday, we released our 2019 Fan-Vote Player of the Year, Emmanuel Ledesma. On Tuesday, we released our Goal of the Year, Leonardo Bertone’s strike in Seattle. Today we present our Funny Awards. Our Moment of the Year will come on Thursday, followed by our Staff-Voted Player of the Year on Friday. Stay tuned to CST as we look back on our favorite points of the 2019 FC Cincinnati season.

In the spirit of these year-end awards, here’s a different approach. This season hasn’t gone the way FC Cincinnati fans have hoped. At some points, just being a fan in general has been difficult. So it’s time to lighten the mood.

We started these Funny Awards last season with a sense of humor in mind. Not all of them are funny. Some really couldn’t fit anywhere else. We hope you enjoy.

Without further ado and in no particular order:

Best quote: “Last year, on social media, they talk too much. Now it’s time to go back home.” — Emmanuel Ledesma after beating Louisville City FC 2-1 in the U.S. Open Cup

Best goal celebration by goal scorer: Kendall Waston after his header against Portland.

Best goal celebration by non-goal scorer: Kendall Waston’s slap of Leonardo Bertone after Bertone scored the club’s first MLS goal in Seattle

Best personality: Ron Jans

Fastest fan favorite: Frankie Amaya

Shiner of the Year: Spencer Richey

We hardly knew ye: Kei Kamara, Kenny Saief 

Best fan moment: Remembering Briogaid founding father Kyle Kuznof-Dineen in the march to Nippert on June 22 and in the 67th minute of the match.

Blink and you miss him score: Allan Cruz

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