Federico Higuain is an MLS legend, and now he’s formally bowed out as a member of the Columbus Crew.
Higuain signed a one-day contract with Columbus before Saturday’s match vs. Nashville SC, ensuring his storied career concludes as a member of the Black & Gold.
“Home is where the heart is and my heart is forever in Columbus,” said the 37-year old in a narrated video.
The Argentine No. 10 spent eight years of his storied professional career in Columbus after joining the Crew in July 2012. He became the club’s all-time leader in assists (63) and ranks third in regular-season goals (55).
After his playing career, Higuain is an assistant coach at MLS NEXT Pro club Inter Miami CF II.
Aside from being honored before what was an eventual 1-0 loss before a sell-out crowd of 20,371 at Lower.com Field, Higuain's former teammates also shared their favorite memories of the playmaker.