Crew rookie Kirk Urso
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Teammates & MLS community react to Urso's death

In the hours after learning that Columbus Crew rookie midfielder Kirk Urso had died, his teammates, friends, and the wider soccer community took to Twitter to express their an outpouring of grief and prayers for the 22-year-old.

Here are a few of the words from his teammates and others in the Crew family, including Ben Speas, who was also Urso's teammate at University  of North Carolina.

Many of Urso's fellow rookies, now with other clubs, knew him from the college game or got to know him at this year's MLS Combine, either playing alongside him or against him.

Beyond his fellow rookies and teammates, the wider MLS community has expressed its sadness at Urso's passing.

Former US international Mia Hamm, a fellow UNC alum, expressed her sadness.