FC Cincinnati’s Luciano Acosta clinches MLS 2023 most valuable player award.

FC Cincinnati’s midfielder Luciano Acosta, with a remarkable season tally of 17 goals and 14 assists, has been honored as Major League Soccer’s 2023 Most Valuable Player. The 29-year-old Argentine, the first player in MLS history to secure the MVP award, played a pivotal role in Cincinnati’s achievement of the Supporters’ Shield for the best regular-season record. Acosta, expressing gratitude, emphasized the collective team effort and downplayed personal accolades. Cincinnati now faces a significant opportunity to compete for the MLS Cup, hosting the Eastern Conference playoff final against arch-rival Columbus Crew. Acosta acknowledged fellow countryman Lionel Messi and becomes the ninth South American-born player to win the MVP award.