HOW ACQUIRED: Transferred from Freiburg and signed on Jan. 23, 2019.
Stanko is a versatile central midfielder that has spent his professional career in Europe before returning to the US to play for FC Cincinnati.
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 has 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.