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Columbus Crew SC Sends Defender Alex Crognale on Loan

March 15, 2019 - Major League Soccer (MLS) - Columbus Crew SC News Release

COLUMBUS - Columbus Crew SC today announced that it has loaned defender Alex Crognale to Indy Eleven of the United Soccer League Championship on a game-by-game basis. Per the Right of Recall incorporated in the loan agreement, Crew SC retains the right to recall the player at any point during the MLS regular season, subject to MLS roster compliance guidelines.

Crognale, a Crew SC Academy product, was signed by Crew SC as a Homegrown Player on December 20, 2016. To date, Crognale has made 22 regular-season appearances for the Black & Gold, scoring one goal and providing one assist. Prior to joining the Crew, Crognale made 73 appearances (69 starts) from 2013-2016 for the University of Maryland, scoring 11 goals and notching three assists. Indy Eleven is led by Head Coach Martin Rennie and is set to face the Charlotte Independence at the Sportsplex at Matthews in Mathews, North Carolina tonight at 7:00 p.m. ET.

Up next for the Crew is a home contest against FC Dallas at MAPFRE Stadium tomorrow, Saturday, March 16 [2:00 p.m. ET / FOX Sports Ohio, FOX Sports GO (Stream) / 97.1 The Fan & http://www.971thefan.com (English); ColumbusCrewSC.com (Spanish)].

TRANSACTION: Crew SC loans defender Alex Crognale to Indy Eleven (USL Championship) on a game-by-game basis on March 15, 2019. Per the Right of Recall incorporated in the loan agreement, Crew SC retains the right to recall the player at any point during the MLS regular season, subject to MLS roster compliance guidelines.


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