Columbus Crew SC 2019 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 2019 roster and be made available for MLS game selection as of July 19, 2019.

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30-man Active Roster (Spots 1-30)#POSROSTER STATUSR.S.PLAYER CATEGORYCAT.NOTE
Accam, David7FSeniorSR  
Afful, Harrison25DSeniorSR, Injured ListIL Injured ListIL
Argudo, Luis2MReserveRES  
Artur8MSeniorSR  
Clark, Ricardo13MSeniorSR  
Crognale, Alex21DReserveRESHG 
Diaz, Luiz18MSeniorSRINTL 
Francis, Waylon14DSeniorSR  
Guzman, David9MSeniorSR  
Hamilton, Jordan FSeniorSR  
Hansen, Niko28MSeniorSR  
Higuain, Federico10MSeniorSR, Season-Ending InjurySEI Season-Ending InjurySEI
Jimenez, Hector16MSeniorSR  
Keita, Aboubacar30DReserveRESHG 
Kempin, Jon24GKSupplementalSUP  
Lundgaard, Ben12GKReserveRES  
Maloney, Connor31DSupplementalSUP  
Mensah, Jonathan4DSeniorSR  
Opoku, Edward27FSupplementalSUPGA 
Room, Eloy99GKSeniorSRINTL 
Santos, Pedro7MSeniorSRDP, INTL 
Sauro, Gaston22DSeniorSR  
Sosa, Eduardo20MSeniorSRINTL 
Trapp, Wil6MSeniorSR  
Williams, Josh3DSeniorSR  
Williams, JJ33FSupplementalSUPGA 
Williams, Romario17FSeniorSR  
Zardes, Gyasi11FSeniorSRDP 
     
     
28 of 30 spots filled
Players that do not count against the 30-man active roster
Valenzuela, MiltonSeason-Ending InjurySEISeason-Ending InjurySEI 
Abubakar, LalasDSeniorSR, On loanOLLoaned to: COLOL: COL 

"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)
1Accam, David
2Afful, Harrison
3Artur
4Clark, Ricardo
5Diaz, LuizINTL
6Francis, Waylon
7Guzman, David
8Hamilton, Jordan
9Hansen, Niko
10Higuain, Federico
11Jimenez, Hector
12Mensah, Jonathan
13Room, EloyINTL
14Santos, PedroDP, INTL
15Sauro, Gaston
16Sosa, EduardoINTL
17Trapp, Wil
18Williams, Josh
19Williams, Romario
20Zardes, GyasiDP
Supplemental Roster (Spots 21-24)
21Kempin, Jon
22Maloney, Connor
23Opoku, EdwardGA
24Williams, JJGA
Reserve Roster (Spots 25-30)
25Argudo, Luis
26Crognale, AlexHG
27Keita, AboubacarHG
28Lundgaard, Ben
29
30
Designated Players
1Santos, PedroINTL
2Zardes, Gyasi
International slots
1Diaz, Luiz
2Room, Eloy
3Santos, Pedro
4Sosa, Eduardo
 5 TRADED SLOT TO:
PHI on 5/7/19 (until 12/31/19)
 6 TRADED SLOT TO:
POR on 5/3/19 (until 12/31/19)
 7 TRADED SLOT TO:
LA on 3/6/19 (until 12/31/19)
 8 TRADED SLOT TO:
MTL on 1/31/19 (until 12/31/19)
 9 TRADED SLOT TO:
ORL on 8/2/18 (until 12/31/19)
SLOT ACQUIRED FROM:
ORL until 12/31/19 (on 1/29/18)
10SLOT ACQUIRED FROM:
TOR until 12/31/19 (on 7/11/19)
International players that don't count against slots
Unavailable Players
Afful, HarrisonInjured ListIL
Abubakar, LalasLoaned to: COLOL: COL
Season-ending Injury List
Higuain, Federico
Valenzuela, Milton
Series: 

2019 Roster Notes

  • 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 2019 MLS regular season and playoffs.
  • SENIOR: (ON-BUDGET) Up to 20 players, occupying roster spots 1-20, count against the club's 2019 Salary Budget , 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 2019, a total of 192 international roster spots are divided among the 24 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.
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