FC Cincinnati have introduced the re-signing of defender Nick Hagglund.
Having beforehand performed for Toronto FC, the 29-year-old center-back has been with FC Cincinnati – his hometown membership – since their 2019 enlargement season, making 59 appearances and scoring two objectives throughout that point.
Hagglund’s earlier contract expired on the finish of the 2021 marketing campaign however the Orange and Blue introduced on Friday that he would stay at TQL Stadium by way of 2023, with a membership possibility for an additional yr.
“We’re thrilled to have Nick again with FC Cincinnati,” mentioned FC Cincinnati common supervisor Chris Albright in a membership press launch. “He culturally embodies how we wish to construct our crew, and his management and expertise are necessary for our group.”
The re-signing of Hagglund is the newest step in a busy low season for FC Cincinnati, who wish to transfer away from the underside of the general standings for the primary time since turning into an MLS outfit. Final season, they received simply 4 of their 34 video games and conceded a league-high 74 objectives.
The Ohio membership have been boosted by the arrival of Albright, in addition to appointing former Philadelphia Union assistant Pat Noonan as their new head coach. Collectively, they’ve already recruited goalkeeper Alec Kann, defenders Alvas Powell, Raymon Gaddis, Gustavo Vallecilla, and John Nelson, and ahead Dominique Badji. Cincy additionally picked up Ian Murphy and Roman Celentano within the latest MLS SuperDraft.
Noonan’s facet open their 2022 MLS marketing campaign away at Austin FC on February 26 earlier than internet hosting DC United.