Fjeldberg signs first professional contract with FC Cincinnati

Senior midfielder Jonas Fjeldberg, a second round draft pick by FC Cincinnati in the 2021 MLS SuperDraft, scored 2 goals and assisted 2 more in the Flyers’ 5-1 senior day win over Duquesne on April 3. Photo courtesy of Flyer News.

Peter Burtnett
Sports Editor

Former University of Dayton men’s soccer standout midfielder Jonas Fjeldberg signed his first professional contract on Thursday with FC Cincinnati, the team that selected him 54th overall in the 2021 MLS SuperDraft.

The contract is a one-year deal with three additional option years.

“Jonas has earned a contract with FC Cincinnati after training with the team for various weeks now,” FC Cincinnati General Manager Gerard Nijkamp said. “He has adapted well to the professional setting and we are excited to see his potential with the club.”

During his four seasons at UD, Fjeldberg made 55 starts out of 61 appearances, and scored 22 goals and assisted 21. He was named Atlantic 10 Offensive Player of the Year and earned First Team honors after his junior and senior seasons.

“I am prepared to work hard and not take anything for granted,” Fjeldberg said for an article published by Flyer News on May 3. “Coming from college where I was a captain and a senior, I know I’m coming from behind and will do my best to earn my spot. I’m prepared to do that.”

He has now earned that spot and will officially join FC Cincinnati, which has started the 2021 season with 2 losses. Their next game is May 22 at CF Montreal.

Fjeldberg shares his excitement to get started in a video posted by FC Cincinnati.

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