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.