Columbus Crew sign Supplemental Draft pick GK Daniel Withrow
One week into the 2013 season, draft picks are still putting pen to paper on MLS deals.
On Thursday, the Columbus Crew announced the signing of goalkeeper Daniel Withrow, the 28th overall selection in the second round of the 2013 MLS Supplemental Draft. Per Major League Soccer and club policy, terms of the contract were not disclosed.
“Daniel worked hard throughout our preseason camp to earn his place on the roster, and we’re pleased to welcome him to the club,” said Crew technical director Brian Bliss in a statement. “Daniel’s signing gives us a full 30-man roster heading into the second match of the season, and we’re excited about the group we’ve put together.”
The 2012 Conference USA Co-Player of the Year, Withrow recorded a career-high nine shutouts during his senior season with the Marshall Thundering Herd. In 67 appearances stretching over four years, Withrow recorded 21 clean sheets. The 22-year-old was named to the All-Conference USA First Team three times, winning the conference’s Defender of the Year Award in 2010.
Withrow joined the Crew for preseason camp in Brandenton, Fla., in late January and made three appearances in two matches and one scrimmage.