Player Details


Alex Crognale


6' 5"


205 lbs

Date of Birth

8.27.1994 (29)


Columbus, OH USA



Position Detail

Central Defender

Preferred Side



Career Summary

Option declined following 2019 season.

The Ohio native and Homegrown center back made just five substitute appearances in 2018, spending much of the season on loan with Orange County SC in the USL.

OUTSIDE MLS: Made 26 overall appearances during a loan stint with Orange County SC in the USL in 2018, scoring four goals. 

COLLEGE: Crognale made 73 appearances (69 starts) in his four years at Maryland, scoring 11 goals and tallying three assists. The defender and his teammates from the 2013-2016 seasons recorded a +84 goal differential over the four seasons. The best single-season goal differential with Crognale on the roster came in 2016, his final season, recording a +29 differential, as Maryland scored 53 goals and allowed just 24. In 2016, the 6-foot-5 defender was an All-American, Big Ten Defensive Player of the Year, a First Team All-Big Ten selection and a MAC Hermann Trophy semifinalist in his senior season.

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