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Austin FC Acquires 19-Year-Old Midfielder Sebastian Berhalter on Loan Ahead of 2021 Inaugural MLS Season

March 3, 2021 - Major League Soccer (MLS) - Austin FC News Release


Austin, Texas - Austin FC, the 27th club in Major League Soccer (MLS), announced today that the Club has acquired 19-year-old midfielder Sebastian Berhalter on loan from Columbus Crew SC for the 2021 season, with the option to trade for the player's rights on a permanent basis at the conclusion of the '21 season. Additional conditional GAM could be achieved based on performance-based benchmarks.

"Sebastian is a young and talented midfielder who will add depth to our growing roster," commented Claudio Reyna, Austin FC Sporting Director. "We are excited to have him join the Club and look forward to his continued professional development with Austin FC."

"I'm excited for this new opportunity and looking forward to the challenge," commented Berhalter. "I can't wait to get started."

The former University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill midfielder arrives from Columbus Crew SC, where he was signed as a Homegrown Player in 2020. With Crew SC, Berhalter made nine (9) appearances (four (4) starts) in 2020 as a member of the team that won MLS Cup.

Berhalter (Pronounced "BURR-hall-ter") made 103 appearances (97 starts) for Crew SC's Academy (2014-19), scoring 11 goals and helping the team to a third-place finish in the USSDA U-19 Tournament. At the collegiate level, Berhalter made 17 appearances (nine (9) starts) in 2019 for the Tar Heels. Internationally, Berhalter has featured in three (3) U.S. U-16 Men's National Team matches (one (1) start).

Following the acquisition of Berhalter, Austin FC's roster consists of:

Goalkeepers

Brady Scott (USA)

Brad Stuver (USA)

Andrew Tarbell (USA)

Defenders

Matt Besler (USA)

Julio Cascante (Costa Rica)

Hector Jimenez (USA)

Freddy Kleeman (USA)

Zan Kolmanič (Slovenia)

Nick Lima (USA)

Jhohan Romaña (Colombia)

Ben Sweat (USA)

Midfielders

Sebastian Berhalter (USA)

Diego Fagundez (USA)

Daniel Pereira (Venezuela)

Tomás Pochettino (Argentina)

Alex Ring (Finland)

Ulises Segura (Costa Rica)

Jared Stroud (USA)

Forwards

Cecilio Domínguez (Paraguay)

Jon Gallagher (Ireland)

Danny Hoesen (Netherlands)

Kekuta Manneh (The Gambia)

Rodney Redes (Paraguay)

Aaron Schoenfeld (USA)

Transaction: Austin FC acquire midfielder Sebastian Berhalter on loan from Columbus Crew SC on March 3, 2021, with an option to trade for the player on a permanent basis at the end of the season. Additional conditional GAM could be achieved based on performance-based benchmarks.

Player Details: Sebastian Berhalter

Name: Sebastian Berhalter (pronounced "BURR-hall-ter")

Position: Midfielder

Height: 5'9"

Born: May 10, 2001

Age: 19

Birthplace: London, England

Nationality: United States

LEAGUE STATISTICS

CLUB YEAR MATCHES GOALS

Columbus Crew SC 2020 9 0

TOTAL 9 0

CUP AND NATIONAL TEAM STATISTICS

NATIONAL TEAM YEAR MATCHES GOALS

United States U-16 2017 3 0

TOTAL 3 0

TROPHIES YEAR TITLE

Columbus Crew SC 2020 MLS Cup

Statistics source: MLSsoccer.com / Soccerway


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