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Columbus Crew SC Acquires 2021 MLS SuperDraft Selection in Trade with D.C. United

January 8, 2021 - Major League Soccer (MLS) - Columbus Crew SC News Release


COLUMBUS - Columbus Crew SC today announced that it has acquired a natural third round pick in the 2021 Major League Soccer SuperDraft presented by adidas via a trade with D.C. United. In exchange, Crew SC traded goalkeeper Jon Kempin to D.C. Kempin played for the Crew from 2018-2020, making 10 appearances (all starts) and registering one shutout across all competitions for the Black & Gold. The 2021 MLS SuperDraft presented by adidas is slated to take place on Thursday, January 21.

"We would like to thank Jon for his contributions and dedication to Columbus Crew SC during his three seasons with the Club," said Crew SC President & General Manager Tim Bezbatchenko. "We wish him all the best in this next stage of his career."

The core of Crew SC's 2020 MLS Cup-winning roster is set to return for the 2021 season. Crew SC exercised the contract options on eight players from its 2020 roster. With 16 other players already under contract for the 2021 season, following the trade, the Black & Gold roster currently features 24 players.

Crew SC's current 2021 roster, listed alphabetically by position, is below:

Goalkeepers (3): Evan Bush, Matt Lampson, Eloy Room

Defenders (9): Harrison Afful, Chris Cadden, Waylon Francis, Aboubacar Keita, Grant Lillard, Jonathan Mensah, Milton Valenzuela, Josh Williams, Vito Wormgoor

Midfielders (9): Artur, Sebastian Berhalter, Luis Diaz, Derrick Etienne, Jr., Aidan Morris, Kevin Molino, Darlington Nagbe, Pedro Santos, Lucas Zelarayan

Forwards (3): Miguel Berry, Bradley Wright-Phillips, Gyasi Zardes

TRANSACTION: Columbus Crew SC acquires a natural third round pick in the 2021 Major League Soccer SuperDraft presented by adidas via a trade with D.C. United. In exchange, the Black & Gold traded goalkeeper Jon Kempin to D.C. The announcement was made on January 8, 2021.


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