July 18, 2008 - Major League Soccer (MLS) - Columbus Crew SC
COLUMBUS, Ohio - The Columbus Crew announced today that it has acquired a 2009 first-round Supplemental Draft pick from FC Dallas in exchange for one of its eight international roster spots.
Under MLS Player Rules, each team is allotted eight international players slots among its 28-man roster, with the exception of Toronto FC, who is allotted ten international players slots. With the trade, the Crew now has seven international player spots at its disposal, with five of those spots currently being filled by: Guillermo Barros Schelotto (Argentina), Emmanuel Ekpo (Nigeria), Andy Iro (England), Adam Moffat (Scotland) and Gino Padula (Argentina).
FC Dallas will maintain possession of the Crew's international roster spot for the remainder of the 2008 season, with the spot reverting back to Columbus for the 2009 season.
Founded by American sports pioneer Lamar Hunt, the Columbus Crew is Ohio's Major League Soccer club, anchoring a diverse sports and entertainment enterprise. One of the league's Charter Members and U.S. Open Cup champion in 2002, it is currently in its 13th season overall and 10th in first-of-its-kind Columbus Crew Stadium.
Columbus Crew - Acquired 2009 first-round Supplemental Draft pick from FC Dallas in exchange for one (1) international player roster spot for the remainder of the 2008 season.