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Report: USMNT midfielder Kenny Saief to FC Cincinnati?

UPDATE, Thursday 11:50 am ET: The mystery club that USMNT midfielder Kenny Saief may be headed is reported to be FC Cincinnati.

According to's Ives Galarcep, Cincy GM Luke Sassano is in Belgium attempting to close the deal. He also added that the club had a chance to sign Dutch international midfielder Wesley Sneijder but didn't have enough allocation money left.


Wednesday, 10:50 am ET: US men's national team international midfielder Kenny Saief might be on his way to Major League Soccer.

According to Ives Galarcep of, Saief is "lining up a move" to an unnamed MLS club. According to reports out of Belgium, he has fallen out of favor with his club Anderlecht and doesn't feel supported by the Belgian giants.

Saief, 25, has spent the majority of his career in Belgium, currently with Anderlecht. With the club he has a goal and four assists across 34 appearances, while he also featured for KAA Gent, where he made 113 appearances, with 15 goals and nine assists. He has not started a league match for Anderlecht since in almost four months.

Born in Florida, Saief holds American citizenship though he and his family moved back to Israel when he was 3-years-old. He represented Israel throughout his youth and even made two friendly appearances for the senior national team, but wasn't cup-tied and switched to play for the US national team, making his debut in 2017. He has made four caps with the USMNT.  

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