FC Cincinnati has quietly placed Midfielder Allan Cruz in the Designated Player category on their official roster.
Cruz, at 22 years of age qualifies as a Young Designated Player which softens his cap hit to $200,000 while he remains under this status. This move will make Cruz the second Designated Player on FCC's roster along with Fanendo Adi.
Cruz was acquired via transfer from CS Herediano where he scored seven goals in 65 appearances. Cruz was also good for one goal in his six caps for Costa Rica after being called up to the senior roster in 2018.
Following the signing, head coach Allan Koch offered this on Cruz:
“We are excited to add Allan to our roster. While he is still a young player, he has already found success on the pitch at both the club and international levels. We look forward to getting him acquainted with our club and the city of Cincinnati.”