Player Details


James McLaughlin




5' 8"


137 lbs

Date of Birth

4.30.1993 (30)


Malvern, PA USA



Position Detail

Central Midfielder

Preferred Side

Career Summary

Option declined following 2020 season.

McLaughlin is an FC Cincinnati original who is likely to be a depth piece in Ron Jans' midfield.

OUTSIDE MLS: McLaughlin was announced as one of FC Cincinnati’s first 11 signings on Dec. 7, 2015 when the club was in preparations for its first USL season. During his three years with the Orange and Blue at the USL level, McLaughlin made 103 appearances, including 72 starts, scored 12 goals and added 11 assists across all competitions.

COLLEGE: In his only season with the Colgate Raiders McLaughlin was the only freshman to play and start in all 22 games…Tallied a total of five points off of one goal and three assists… His only goal came in the team’s home opener vs. Syracuse in a 1-0 win… Awarded the BRINE PL Rookie of the Week award twice on October 17 and November 7… Named the 2011 Patriot League Rookie of the Year.

NOTES: Former Philadelphia Union Homegrown Player.