HOW ACQUIRED: Signed on loan from Premier League side Brighton & Hove Albion as a Designated Player, on February 3, 2020. FC Cincinnati will have the option to exercise a permanent transfer upon the expiration of the loan on July 5, 2020.
A prolific scorer and assist maker in the Netherlands, Locadia became Premier League side Brighton's record signing in January 2018 and also has experience in the Bundesliga during a loan spell with Hoffenheim.
Outside MLS: In seven seasons with Dutch giants PSV Eindhoven, the forward made 176 appearances, including 118 starts, scoring 62 goals and adding 39 assists across all competitions. After moving to Brighton, Locadia made 43 appearances, including 22 starts, scoring six goals and adding two assists across all competitions for the EPL side. The Netherlands-born player then scored four goals and adding an assist in the current Bundesliga season after joining Hoffenheim on loan in August 2019.