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Columbus Crew SC Selects Two Players in Major League Soccer SuperDraft 2021

January 21, 2021 - Major League Soccer (MLS) - Columbus Crew SC News Release


COLUMBUS - Columbus Crew SC today selected two players in the Major League Soccer SuperDraft 2021 presented by adidas. Crew SC selected defender Justin Malou (Clemson University) with the 27th overall pick in the First Round as well as defender Joshua Jackson-Ketchup (The Ohio State University) with the 25th pick (52nd overall) in the Second Round. The Black & Gold conducted the MLS SuperDraft 2021 virtually from the Crew SC Experience Center, located in Columbus' Short North.

MEDIA ASSETS: For soundbytes of Crew SC technical staff members commenting on the MLS SuperDraft 2021, as well as photos and images of Crew SC's SuperDraft selections, please use the following link: https://bit.ly/3o9XoP8 (Courtesy of Columbus Crew SC)

Malou made 60 appearances (50 starts) for Clemson University, helping the team win the 2020 Atlantic Coast Conference (ACC) Tournament as well as reach the quarterfinals of the 2019 NCAA Tournament. At the individual level, the defender was named to the ACC All-Tournament Team in 2020.

Jackson-Ketchup, a defender, made 55 appearances for The Ohio State University from 2018-2020 1hile recording four goals and three assists. While with the Buckeyes, Jackson-Ketchup was named to the Dayton All-Tournament Team in 2018.

The New Crew Stadium is slated to open in July of this year. Supporters' interested in learning more about purchasing 2021 Season Ticket Memberships at Crew SC's new world-class facility should visit CrewStadium.com to book an appointment. To view renderings and videos of the New Crew Stadium, please use the following link: https://bit.ly/3bJ9HiI.

TRANSACTION: Columbus Crew SC selects Clemson University defender Justin Malou with the 27th overall pick in the First Round of the MLS SuperDraft 2021. Crew SC also selected The Ohio State University defender Joshua Jackson-Ketchup with the 25th pick (52nd overall) in the Second Round of the SuperDraft on January 21, 2021.

Name: Justin Malou

Position: Defender

Height: 5'11"

Hometown: Kedougou, Senegal

Drafted: Selected in the First Round (27th overall) of the MLS SuperDraft 2021 on January 21, 2021

Previous Experience: Clemson University (2017-2020)

Name: Joshua Jackson-Ketchup

Position: Defender

Height: 5'8"

Hometown: Margate, FL

Drafted: Selected in the Second Round (52nd overall) of the MLS SuperDraft 2021 on January 21, 2021

Previous Experience: The Ohio State University (2018-2020)


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