HOW ACQUIRED: Traded from Seattle on Feb. 5, 2019.
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 lockdown the starting left back role in Columbus over the next two seasons. After a year away in Seattle, he looks to regain his starting role in Columbus following an injury to Milton Valenzuela.
INTERNATIONAL: Francis has earned six caps with the Costa Rica National Team, most recently starting in a friendly contest against the U.S. Men’s National Team at Avaya Stadium in San Jose, California on February 2 of this year. Notably, Francis was a member of the Costa Rican 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.