Austin Berry returns home to FC Cincinnati

Austin Berry, the 2012 MLS Rookie of the Year, has signed with FC Cincinnati, his hometown team that begins USL play in 2016. Berry, 27, spent the 2014 season in South Korea with second division FC Anyang on loan from the Philadelphia Union. Other signings include Kenny Walker, who spent the last four years with MLS's LA Galaxy, and Andrew Wiedeman, who starred last season for NASL runner-up Ottawa.

FC Cincinnati also signed Corben Bone, who played for the Fire and Philadelphia Union. One young signing is 20-year-old Panamanian Francisco Narbon, who played at James Madison University and for Panama at the 2011 Under-17 and 2015 Under-20 World Cups and in Olympic qualifying this fall.

Other signings:
GK Mitch Hildebrandt, Minnesota United FC
D Pat McMahon, Rochester Rhinos
M Paul Nicholson, Wilmington Hammerheads
D Tyler Polak, Minnesota United FC
M Eric Stevenson, ex-New York Red Bulls
M Ross Tomaselli, Wilmington Hammerheads

“I am excited about our first class of players that we signed today,” said Coach John Harkes. “We plan to be aggressive on offense and tenacious on defense, with a fast-paced style of play that we think our fans will enjoy.”
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