By Adeboye Amosu:
Nigeria forward, Fanendo Adi, has joined Major League Soccer side, FC Cincinnati after severing ties with Portland Timbers, Completesportsnigeria. com reports.
A United States of America permanent resident, Adi will occupy a domestic roster spot – in addition to a Designated Player spot – on Cincinnati’s 2019 MLS roster.
“We’re thrilled to welcome Fanendo to Cincinnati,” FC Cicinnati Managing Owner and Chief Executive, Carl H.Linder III told the club’s official website.
“We believe he will find himself quickly engrained in our city and beloved by our passionate fanbase. We’re excited for him and his family to settle in and hit the field for us.”
Adi scored 54 goals in 126 games for Portland Timbers.
He initially joined Portland Timber on loan in May 2014 from Danish club, FC Copenhagen, scoring nine goals and recording four assists in 24 games in his debut MLS season.
Portland later signed him on a permanent deal and he scored 16 goals each in 2015 and 2016 seasons.
In 2017, he scored 10 goals despite being sidelined the final two months of the year with injury.