FC Cincinnati signs Japanese international as new Designated Player
FC Cincinnati has its man, signing Yuya Kubo as a Designated Player from KAA Gent in Belgium.
Kubo, 26, scored 25 times with six assists in 73 matches for Gent, a tenure broken up by a six-month loan to Bundesliga side Nurnberg.
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He scored once in 23 matches for the German club, and has been effective in both the Europa League and Champions League qualifying. Kubo got his start in Europe with Swiss powers Young Boys.
Kubo also has two goals in 13 caps for Japan, though he’s not been capped since March 2018.
Kubo plays as a striker and an attacking mid and joins a Cincinnati attack with no sure things but plenty of intrigue.
Cincy has Kekuta Manneh, Darren Mattocks, Brandon Vazquez, Fanendo Adi, Joe Gyau, and Frankie Amaya operate in playmaking midfield positions.