FC Cincinnati on Wednesday signed veteran MLS goalkeeper Cody Cropper. He is 27 and will take a domestic roster spot in 2021 and occupy a supplement roster spot in the 21-24 range.
Cropper has spent the last five seasons in MLS with two different clubs, the New England Revolution from 2016-19 and Houston Dynamo FC in the 2020 season. He made 36 appearances for the Revolution, including 28 in the 2017 season.
Cropper was also loaned to Hartford Athletic for part of the 2019 USL Championship season, where he made nine appearances for the team.
Prior to Cropper’s time in MLS, he played for the Southampton U21 team, where between 2012-15 he made 24 appearances.
Following his time with Southampton, Cropper played for MK Dons in the Championship, making 12 total appearances, with nine of them during the Championship season.
In other FCC news, the club officially announced it signed midfielder/forward Ben Mines. The club selected the 20-year-old former New York Red Bulls player in the 2020 End-of-Year Waivers Draft on Dec. 16.
Mines has made a total of 57 appearances across multiple competitions while playing for New York Red Bulls and New York Red Bulls II. He scored a total of five goals and tallied six assists in that time, including a goal and assist in the 2020 MLS season.