HOW ACQUIRED: Signed as a Homegrown player on January 10, 2013.
One of Columbus' first Homegrown player signings, Barson has provided solid depth along the backline for Crew SC over the past three years. Capable of playing right back or center back, Barson has made 43 appearances since coming into the league in 2013.
COLLEGE: The defender appeared and started in all but two matches of his college career (93 of 95 games) in four seasons at the University of Akron. Was a part of the 2010 National Championship squad. In his second season as team captain as a senior in 2012, Barson earned NSCAA All-America First Team.
INTERNATIONAL: Barson was a member of multiple U.S. national teams, including the U-18s, U-17s and U-15s.