HOW ACQUIRED: Signed on Dec. 3, 2018.
Lasso joins FC Cincinnati for their first season in MLS after claiming Defender of the Year honors in FCC's last season in USL. The hulking center back is a dominant aerial presence who will look to prove he belongs in the top tier of American soccer in 2019.
OUTSIDE MLS: Lasso’s professional career began in 2015, when he was signed by the Charleston Battery after a four-year career at Wofford. The defender went on to make 62 appearances, including 45 starts, and scored 10 goals across all competitions for the Battery from 2015-17. In his final season in Charleston in 2017, Lasso was named to the USL All-League First-Team after making 28 appearances, with 25 starts, and scoring a career-high six goals. During his lone year in the Orange and Blue at the USL level, Lasso made 29 appearances, with 28 starts, and scored three goals.
NOTES: 2018 USL Defender of the Year.