HOW ACQUIRED: Transferred from Freiburg and signed on Jan. 23, 2019.
Stanko is a versatile central midfielder who has spent his professional career in Europe before returning to the US to play for FC Cincinnati. He started 16 of the 23 matches he appeared in during the 2019 season.
INTERNATIONAL: He has one cap for the United States Men’s National Team. He made his international debut in a World Cup Qualifier against Trinidad and Tobago on Sept. 7, 2016. He previously served as captain for the U.S. U-20 MNT during the 2013 Concacaf U-20 Championship in Mexico and the 2013 FIFA U-20 World Cup in Turkey.
OUTSIDE MLS: The midfielder made a combined 141 appearances, scored three goals and added 10 assists for SC Freiburg, SC Freiburg II and FC Vaduz. In the current 2018-19 season, Stanko made one appearance for SC Freiburg II in a Regionalliga Südwest match against Eintracht Stadtallendorf.