HOW ACQUIRED: Signed on Dec. 10, 2018.
Albadawi is creative attacking player who was one of the key pieces in FCC's successful 2018 campaign. He'll look to continue that success in 2019.
INTERNATIONAL: On Nov. 16, 2018, Albadawi made his international debut with Palestine. In his first match, he scored the game-winning goal in a 2-1 win against Pakistan at Faisal Al-Husseini International Stadium in Al-Ram, Palestine.
OUTSIDE MLS: The Raleigh, N.C., native proved to be one of FC Cincinnati’s greatest offensive threats in 2018. After missing the first five matches at the beginning of the season with an injury, he played in 27 of Cincinnati’s last 29 matches. Along with Emmanuel Ledesma (16), Corben Bone (11) and Danni König (11), Albadawi was one of FC Cincinnati’s four players to reach at least 10 goals on the season. He scored in four consecutive matches from June 13-30 during the beginning of FCC’s USL record 23-match unbeaten run. He started each of FC Cincinnati’s two USL Cup Playoffs matches. Albadawi’s professional career began in 2014, when he signed with the NASL’s North Carolina FC after a four-year career at NC State. The midfielder went on to make 108 appearances with 103 starts across all competitions for North Carolina FC from 2014-17, he scored 18 goals and added 19 assists. He was named to the NASL All-League First-Team in each of his final two seasons with the club.