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Columbus Crew Re-Signs Goalkeeper Evan Bush

January 10, 2022 - Major League Soccer (MLS) - Columbus Crew SC News Release


COLUMBUS - The Columbus Crew today announced that it has re-signed goalkeeper Evan Bush for the 2022 Major League Soccer season with an option for 2023.

"Evan is a talented, veteran goalkeeper with extensive experience in MLS," said Columbus Crew President & General Manager Tim Bezbatchenko. "Evan is a consummate professional and continues to foster competition and provide depth to our goalkeeper corps. He has stepped in admirably when called upon, including helping us lift the Campeones Cup last fall, and we're pleased that he will be returning to the Club this season."

Bush joined the Crew on December 14, 2020, in a trade with Vancouver Whitecaps FC. In 2021, the veteran goalkeeper appeared in four regular-season matches for the Black & Gold, and additionally backstopped the Crew to the 2021 Campeones Cup title, making five saves and earning the shutout in a 2-0 win over Liga MX side Cruz Azul on September 29.

The Ohio native joined CF Montréal in 2011, the team's final season in the United Soccer League. Bush spent the first nine seasons of his MLS career with CF Montréal, appearing in a total of 176 regular-season matches during that span prior to joining the Whitecaps on September 28, 2020.

To date, Bush has started all 188 MLS regular-season matches in which he has appeared, and has 600 saves and 42 shutouts to his credit. Additionally, Bush has two shutouts in eight post-season appearances.

Crew players are set to report for entrance physicals and testing on January 16 before departing for a training camp in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, from January 18-28. With the seasonal bubble currently encompassing the field at Historic Crew Stadium, the Crew will train in-market from February 1-6 at the OhioHealth Performance Center prior to traveling to Charleston, South Carolina, for the second trip of the preseason from February 7-19.

The Black & Gold are set to open the 2022 MLS season by hosting Vancouver Whitecaps FC at Lower.com Field in Opening Match on Saturday, February 26 at 3:30 p.m. ET. Following the home opener, the Crew hits the road and travels to face the San Jose Earthquakes at PayPal Park on March 5 for the first away match of the season. The Crew's full schedule for the 2022 MLS regular season can be found at ColumbusCrew.com.

The 2022 season will be the Black & Gold's 27th in MLS and the first full season at Lower.com Field, located in Astor Park. Fans looking to experience Crew matches have several options to save money, while getting the best seats for marquee matches. Season Ticket Memberships include benefits such as private, member-only events; a 10 percent discount at the Crew Shop; monthly, interest-free payment plans; the ability to purchase discounted parking; pre-sale access to all events at Lower.com Field, Historic Crew Stadium and FirstEnergy Stadium; and a dedicated account manager and service representative.

Fans can also choose between other packages that offer great benefits and ticket discounts, including Nine-Match Ticket Plans, Five-Match Ticket Plans, and Group Ticket Plans which are on sale now. Single-match tickets will be available for purchase beginning Friday, January 14 at 10:00 a.m. ET.

Supporters interested in securing Season Ticket Memberships or placing deposits for the 2022 MLS season can call 614-447-2739, visit columbuscrew.com/tickets or email seasontickets@columbuscrew.com to get connected with a Ticket Sales Representative.

The Crew's current roster, listed alphabetically by position, is listed below:

Goalkeepers (2): Evan Bush, Eloy Room

Defenders (3): Jonathan Mensah, Steven Moreira, Josh Williams

Midfielders (14): Artur, Sebastian Berhalter, Luis Diaz, Derrick Etienne Jr., Marlon Hairston, Perry Kitchen, Alex Matan, Kevin Molino, Aidan Morris, Darlington Nagbe, Isaiah Parente, Pedro Santos, Yaw Yeboah, Lucas Zelarayan

Forwards (2): Miguel Berry, Gyasi Zardes

TRANSACTION: Columbus Crew re-signs goalkeeper Evan Bush for the 2022 Major League Soccer season with an option for 2023, announced on January 10, 2022.


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