"I just led a group to the top of Everest, and some people didn't make it to the top. And some people probably have some remorse that we didn't slow down, so that they could also make it to the top of Everest. And at the end of the day, we didn't have the time to slow down, and so we just kept climbing. Did I push and prod that group to the summit? Yes, I did. And I think that we're in a great place now to be enormously successful with Chris."
-- FC Cincinnati president Jeff Berding
on the culture at his club, which climbed from the USL Championship to MLS in three years. One ESPN source described it as a "burnout type of culture." FC Cincinnati just hired Chris Albright
as general manager to turn around the team that finished last in the MLS standings in 2019 and 2020 and is last again with a month to play in the 2021 season. (ESPN