Waylon Francis

Waylon Francis
Waylon Francis
Waylon Francis
Real Name: Waylon Francis
HT: 5' 9" WT: 160
Age: 30 (09/20/1990)
Birthplace: Puerto Limón, Costa Rica

HOW ACQUIRED: Traded from Seattle on Feb. 5, 2019. Re-signed on January 6, 2021


Francis was an integral member of the Crew's resurgence to the top of MLS since the start of 2014 season. The Costa Rican international was one of the top left backs in MLS in 2014 and 2015, but failed to lock down the starting left back role in Columbus over the next two seasons. After a year away in Seattle, he filled in ably following an injury to Milton Valenzuela with 16 starts in 17 appearances in 2019 and will again provide valuable depth in 2021.

INTERNATIONAL: Francis has earned six caps with the Costa Rica national team, most recently starting in a friendly against Guatemala in March, 2019. Notably, Francis was a member of the Ticos squad that reached the quarterfinals of the FIFA 2014 World Cup in Brazil.

OUTSIDE MLS: Played for Brujas and Limon in Costa Rica before joining league power Herediano in 2012.

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Career Statistics (Regular Season)
2020Columbus Crew SC4201960002000
2019Columbus Crew SC17160138203023030
2018Seattle Sounders FC11505821109010
2017Columbus Crew SC1210085228012100
2016Columbus Crew SC19130123335118320
2015Columbus Crew SC282802410710330150
2014Columbus Crew242402111611332451
Career Totals-1159808766193871269161
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