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Trade: Columbus Crew SC acquire GK Andrew Tarbell from San Jose Earthquakes

Andrew Tarbell - Pointing - San Jose Earthquakes


Columbus Crew SC have acquired goalkeeper Andrew Tarbell from the San Jose Earthquakes in exchange for $75,000 in General Allocation Money, the clubs announced Wednesday. 

Tarbell, 26, made 41 appearances with the Quakes over four seasons after being selected No. 8 overall in the 2016 MLS SuperDraft. He was the club's starter in 2018.

“Andrew is a talented goalkeeper with proven experience in our League,” Crew president and GM Tim Bezbatchenko said in a statement. “He is someone who will push our goalkeeping group, as well as help us strengthen our roster. We are excited to welcome Andrew to Columbus Crew SC and look forward to working with him.”

Tarbell joins the Crew, ostensibly to backup Eloy Room. The club also have Matt Lampson and Jon Kempin as alternative options at goalkeeper. 

“I would like to thank Columbus, Andrew and his agents involved for working diligently to find the most mutually-beneficial outcome,” said Quakes GM Jesse Fioranelli. “We are grateful for Andrew’s service for the Earthquakes over the past four seasons.  He stood out as one of the most respected players in our club and I am glad that this trade gives him a great opportunity to pursue new personal and professional goals."