FC Cincinnati target Kyle Scott


FC Cincinnati have signed free agent midfielder Kyle Scott, the club announced Tuesday. Scott was most recently with Newcastle until his contract expired this summer.

The midfielder signed a deal through the end of 2022 with club options through 2024.

Scott, 23, went on trial with Cincinnati during preseason but ultimately didn't sign a contract. He's a former US youth international and spent the majority of his youth career in Chelsea's academy; he made one appearance for the senior team, in a 2018 FA Cup match. He made 41 appearances with the Chelsea U-23s and spent a season on loan in the Netherlands with second-tier club Telstar. He made 14 appearances on loan, after which his contract was not renewed with Chelsea, before joining Newcastle in the summer of 2019.

Scott didn't make a matchday squad in any competition for Newcastle's first team, notching 17 appearances with the club's U-23 squad. He hasn't appeared in a match since November 2020 with Newcastle's U-23s.

FC Cincinnati currently sit 13th in the Eastern Conference with 17 points after 20 matches. They sit 13 points below the playoff line with 14 matches left.