June 17, 2024


Costing Accounting Everyday

Here’s how FC Cincinnati is spending its money under GM Chris Albright

Toronto FC forward Jesœs JimŽnez (9) and FC Cincinnati midfielder Obinna Nwobodo (5) compete for possession in the first half during an MLS soccer match, Wednesday, May 4, 2022, at TQL Stadium in Cincinnati.

When the Major League Soccer Players Association revealed its league-wide salary data in 2021, FC Cincinnati was revealed to be one of the top-spending clubs when it came to player wages. 

At the time, on-field results were lacking. The appearance of spending big to little effect was an uncomfortable one for the club.

On Tuesday, the MLSPA put forth its first of two salary-data dumps for 2022, and it showed an improving situation for FC Cincinnati with the impact of first-year General Manager Chris Albright already being felt. 

The FC Cincinnati of today as reflected by the latest dataset reflects a middle-of-the-pack spender – Cincinnati’s wage bill makes it the No. 12 MLS team in terms of payroll – that’s finally seeing a return on investment on the field.