FC Cincinnati has finally secured the transfer of "Lucho" Acosta from LigaMX side Atlas. The playmaker returns to MLS, after having spent four years with Washington DC before moving to Atlas last year.

The transfer comes after weeks of Atlas social media trolling FC Cincinnati fans by constantly posting photos of Acosta at training and in graphics whenever rumors of the impending transfer bubbled up.

Acosta made 126 appearances for DC United, scoring 24 goals and 28 assists in his time with DC.  

Luciano "Lucho" Acosta is 24 years old and most FC Cincinnati fans will be thrilled to hear he plays as an attacking midfielder. It is certainly a position of need for the orange and blue going into the 2021 season. Last year, Siem de Jong contributed 0 goals and 0 assists as the that attacking midfielder which helped produce the worst offense in MLS in 2020.

For many, a playmaker "Number 10" was the missing ingredient to feeling confident going into 2021 season. Linking play between the defense and the offense has been the weakest aspect of FC Cincinnati's game in their first two years in MLS. Acosta will have a bevy of attacking options in front of him with Locadia, Kubo, and MLS record transfer free for a striker Brenner expected to start up top. Feeding keying passes into this front three ought to produce the most dynamic offense in FC Cincinnati history. Ought to.

So here's the FC Cincinnati starting lineup as of right now in the expected 4-3-3 formation: