FC Cincinnati announced the signing Thursday of free agent forward Corey Baird through the 2025 season.
The deal includes a 2026 option for the 27-year-old veteran who spent the past three seasons with the Houston Dynamo.
Baird set a career high with 14 goal involvements (eight goals, six assists) in 34 matches for the Dynamo in 2023.
He has 28 goals and 25 assists in 161 appearances (119 starts) with Real Salt Lake (2018-20), LAFC (2021) and the Dynamo (2021-23).
“We’re excited to bring Corey to Cincinnati,” general manager Chris Albright said. “He is a player with a versatile skillset and an eye for goal who will be a valuable addition to our attack. He’s a proven winner with great character, and we’d like to welcome him and his family to the club.”
Baird was the MLS Rookie of the Year in 2018 and helped the Dynamo win the U.S. Open Cup in 2023.
“I couldn’t be more excited to join FC Cincinnati and meet the fans and my teammates,” Baird said. “It’s really exciting to join a club with one of the best fanbases and the best stadiums in the league, and I can’t wait to challenge for trophies this year.
The reigning Supporters’ Shield champions open the 2024 MLS season on Feb. 25 at home against Toronto FC.
–Field Level Media
Defender Mohamed Farsi signed a multi-year contract extension with the Columbus Crew, the team announced on Wednesday. The contract keeps Farsi, 24, with the Black and Gold through the 2027…
Teenager Olivia Moultrie scored twice in her first career start, highlighting a dominant performance by the U.S. Women’s national team in a 5-0 victory over the Dominican Republic on Tuesday…
Hosei Kijima scored the match-winning goal in the 90th minute as host St. Louis City emerged with a 2-1 victory over the Houston Dynamo on Tuesday in the first leg…
Olivia Moultrie makes USWNT history in W Gold Cup rout
St. Louis City edge Dynamo in CONCACAF Champions Cup first leg
Alex Morgan added to USWNT for Concacaf W Gold Cup
Star-studded Inter Miami open MLS season vs. Real Salt Lake