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.
FIRST HOME GOAL FOR FC CINCINNATI!
Kendall Waston heads it home and gives FCC their first-ever lead at home 🦁🔷🔶 pic.twitter.com/QQ859mr0jR
— FOX Soccer (@FOXSoccer) March 17, 2019
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
👁’ve looked better https://t.co/a6xb9Nv4Gz
— Spencer Richey (@spencerichey18) July 9, 2019
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
— FC Cincinnati (@fccincinnati) September 14, 2019