Columbus Crew SC 2017 Roster

This roster composition page reflects players that the league has received ALL paperwork for (ITC, Visas, federation registration, etc.) in order to be officially added to a team’s 2017 roster and be made available for MLS game selection as of July 21, 2017.

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Abu, Mohammed8MSeniorSRINTL 
Abubakar, Alhassan17DSupplementalSUP, On loanOLINTLOn loanOL
Afful, Harrison25DSeniorSRINTL 
Crognale, Alex21DReserveRESHG 
Duka, Dilly5MSeniorSR  
Finlay, Ethan13MSeniorSR  
Francis, Waylon14DSeniorSR  
Hansen, Niko28MSupplementalSUP  
Higuain, Federico10MSeniorSRDP 
Hollingsworth, Marshall29MReserveRES, On loanOL On loanOL
Jahn, Adam12FSeniorSR  
Jimenez, Hector16MSeniorSR  
Kamara, Ola11FSeniorSRINTL 
Ketterer, Logan30GKReserveRES  
Maloney, Connor31DReserveRES  
Manneh, Kekuta19FSeniorSR  
Martinez, Cristian18MSeniorSRINTL 
Mensah, Jonathan4DSeniorSRDP, INTL 
Meram, Justin9MSeniorSR  
Naess, Nicolai24DSeniorSRINTL 
Obinwa, Abuchi27MSupplementalSUP  
Raitala, Jukka2DSeniorSRINTL 
Saravia, Rodrigo19MSupplementalSUP, On loanOL On loanOL
Steffen, Zack23GKSeniorSR  
Stuver, Brad41GKSeniorSR  
Swanson, Ben26MReserveRES, Season-Ending InjurySEIHGSeason-Ending InjurySEI
Trapp, Wil20MSeniorSRHG 
Williams, Josh3DSeniorSR  
29 of 30 spots filled
Players that do not count against the 30-man active roster
Sauro, Gaston22DSeniorSR, Season-Ending InjurySEISeason-Ending InjurySEI 

"R.S." = Roster Status, "CAT" = Player Category

"SR" = Senior Roster, "SUP" = Supplmental Roster, "RES" = Supplmental Roster, "OL" = On loan, "DP" = Designated Player, "YDP" = Young Designated Player", "INTL" = International Player, "HG" = Homegrown Player, "GA" = Generation adidas, "GA-C" = Generation adidas Canada, "SL" = "Disabled List", "SEI" = "Season-Ending Injury", "SPND" = "Suspended"

Roster Composition

Senior Roster (Spots 1-20)
1Abu, MohammedINTL
2Afful, HarrisonINTL
4Duka, Dilly
5Finlay, Ethan
6Francis, Waylon
7Higuain, FedericoDP
8Jahn, Adam
9Jimenez, Hector
10Kamara, OlaINTL
11Manneh, Kekuta
12Martinez, CristianINTL
13Mensah, JonathanDP, INTL
14Meram, Justin
15Naess, NicolaiINTL
16Raitala, JukkaINTL
17Steffen, Zack
18Stuver, Brad
19Trapp, WilHG
20Williams, Josh
Supplemental Roster (Spots 21-24)
21Abubakar, AlhassanINTL
22Hansen, Niko
23Obinwa, Abuchi
24Saravia, Rodrigo
Reserve Roster (Spots 25-30)
25Crognale, AlexHG
26Hollingsworth, Marshall
27Ketterer, Logan
28Maloney, Connor
29Swanson, BenHG
Designated Players
1Higuain, Federico
2Mensah, JonathanINTL
International slots
1Abu, Mohammed
2Afful, Harrison
4Kamara, Ola
5Martinez, Cristian
6Mensah, Jonathan
7Naess, Nicolai
8Raitala, Jukka
International players that don't count against slots
LAbubakar, AlhassanOn loanOL
Unavailable Players
Abubakar, AlhassanOn loanOL
Hollingsworth, MarshallOn loanOL
Saravia, RodrigoOn loanOL
Season-ending Injury List
Swanson, BenHG
Sauro, Gaston

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  • A club's active roster is comprised of up to 30 players. All 30 players are eligible for selection to each 18-player game-day squad during the regular season and playoffs.
  • SENIOR: (ON-BUDGET) Up to 20 players, occupying roster spots 1-20, count against the club's 2017 salary budget of $3,845,000, and are referred to collectively as the club's Senior Roster.
  • SUPPLEMENTAL & RESERVE: (OFF-BUDGET) The salaries of players on the Supplemental Roster (spots 21-24) and Reserve Roster (spots 25-30) do not count toward a club's Salary Budget.
  • INTL: In 2017, a total of 176 international roster spots are divided among the 22 clubs. These spots are tradable, in full season increments, so some clubs may have more than eight and some clubs may have fewer than eight.
  • DP & Young DP: The Designated Player Rule allows clubs to acquire up to three players whose total compensation and acquisition costs exceed the maximum budget charge, with the club bearing financial responsibility for the amount of compensation above each player's budget charge. A Designated Player 23-years-old or younger during the league year a Young Designated Player Budget Charge. Designated Player spots are not tradable.
  • HG: A club may sign a player to a contract without subjecting him to the MLS SuperDraft if the player has been a member of a club's youth academy for at least one year and has met the necessary training and retention requirements. Players joining MLS through this mechanism are known as Homegrown Players.
  • GA & GA-C: Generation adidas (GA) and Generation adidas Canada (GA-C) are joint programs between MLS and adidas that are dedicated to developing exceptional domestic talent in a professional environment. Each year, a handful of top domestic collegiate underclassmen and youth national team players are signed by the league with the majority of such players entering the league through the SuperDraft.
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