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 November 20, 2017.

RELATED: Injury report  |  Suspensions

Abu, Mohammed8MSeniorSRINTL 
Abubakar, Alhassan17DSupplementalSUPINTL 
Afful, Harrison25DSeniorSR  
Crognale, Alex21DReserveRESHG 
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  
Obinwa, Abuchi27MSupplementalSUP, On loanOL On loanOL
Raitala, Jukka2DSeniorSRINTL 
Saravia, Rodrigo19MSupplementalSUP, On loanOL On loanOL
Steffen, Zack23GKSeniorSR  
Stuver, Brad41GKSeniorSR  
Swanson, Ben26MReserveRES, Season-Ending InjurySEIHGSeason-Ending InjurySEI
Trapp, Wil20MSeniorSRHG 
Williams, Josh3DSeniorSR  
Santos, Pedro32MSeniorSRDP, INTL 
27 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, Harrison
4Francis, Waylon
5Higuain, FedericoDP
6Jahn, Adam
7Jimenez, Hector
8Kamara, OlaINTL
9Manneh, Kekuta
10Martinez, CristianINTL
11Mensah, JonathanDP, INTL
12Meram, Justin
13Raitala, JukkaINTL
14Steffen, Zack
15Stuver, Brad
16Trapp, WilHG
17Williams, Josh
18Santos, PedroDP, INTL
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
3Santos, PedroINTL
International slots
1Abu, Mohammed
2Abubakar, Alhassan
4Kamara, Ola
5Martinez, Cristian
6Mensah, Jonathan
7Raitala, Jukka
8Santos, Pedro
DC until 12/31/17 (on 7/15/17)
NE until 12/31/17 (on 8/9/17)
PHI until 12/31/17 (on 8/10/17)
International players that don't count against slots
Unavailable Players
Hollingsworth, MarshallOn loanOL
Obinwa, AbuchiOn loanOL
Saravia, RodrigoOn loanOL
Season-ending Injury List
Swanson, BenHG
Sauro, Gaston


  • 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 2018 Salary Budget of $4,035,000 (USD), 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 2018, a total of 184 international roster spots are divided among the 23 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 Salary Budget Charge, with the club bearing financial responsibility for the amount of compensation above each player's Salary Budget Charge. A Designated Player 23 years old (or younger than the age of 23) during the League Year is 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. Until a player graduates from the program, Generation adidas players are on a club's Supplemental Roster and are not charged against the team's salary budget.
  • All roster rules and regulations