HOW ACQUIRED: Signed from Young Boys on Dec. 18, 2018 using Targeted Allocation Money.
A central midfielder who can feature as both a No. 8 and a No. 6, Bertone brings valuable UEFA Champions League and title-winning experience to Cincinnati, where he should slot in the starting lineup.
OUTSIDE MLS: Prior to joining FCC, Bertone spent his entire career with Young Boys in his native Switzerland. Since signing his first pro contract in 2014, he has appeared in 179 games across all competitions, including 130 starts, with 18 goals and 11 assists to his name. In addition to his experience in the Swiss Super League, which he won with Young Boys in 2017-18, he has played in a combined 31 UEFA Champions League and Europa League matches.
INTERNATIONAL: Bertone has extensive experience with Switzerland's youth national teams, having been capped at U-18, U-19, U-20 and U-21 levels. He is yet to receive his first senior cap.