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 March 15, 2019.

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Abubakar, Lalas17DSeniorSR  
Afful, Harrison25DSeniorSR  
Argudo, Luis2MReserveRES  
Bendik, Joe1GKSeniorSR  
Clark, Ricardo13MSeniorSR  
Crognale, Alex21DReserveRESHG 
Francis, Waylon14DSeniorSR  
Hansen, Niko28MSeniorSR  
Higuain, Federico10MSeniorSRDP 
Jimenez, Hector16MSeniorSR  
Keita, Aboubacar30DReserveRESHG 
Kempin, Jon24GKSupplementalSUP  
Lundgaard, Ben12GKReserveRES  
Maloney, Connor31DSupplementalSUP  
Mensah, Jonathan4DSeniorSR  
Meram, Justin9MSeniorSR  
Mullins, Patrick32FSeniorSR  
Opoku, Edward27FSupplementalSUPINTL, GA 
Santos, Pedro7MSeniorSRDP, INTL 
Sauro, Gaston22DSeniorSR  
Sosa, Eduardo20MSeniorSRINTL 
Steffen, Zack23GKSeniorSR  
Trapp, Wil6MSeniorSR  
Williams, Josh3DSeniorSR  
Williams, JJ33FSupplementalSUPGA 
Zardes, Gyasi11FSeniorSR  
28 of 30 spots filled
Players that do not count against the 30-man active roster
Valenzuela, MiltonSeason-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)
1Abubakar, Lalas
2Afful, Harrison
3Bendik, Joe
4Clark, Ricardo
6Francis, Waylon
7Hansen, Niko
8Higuain, FedericoDP
9Jimenez, Hector
10Mensah, Jonathan
11Meram, Justin
12Mullins, Patrick
14Santos, PedroDP, INTL
15Sauro, Gaston
16Sosa, EduardoINTL
17Steffen, Zack
18Trapp, Wil
19Williams, Josh
20Zardes, Gyasi
Supplemental Roster (Spots 21-24)
21Kempin, Jon
22Maloney, Connor
23Opoku, EdwardINTL, GA
24Williams, JJGA
Reserve Roster (Spots 25-30)
25Argudo, Luis
26Crognale, AlexHG
27Keita, AboubacarHG
28Lundgaard, Ben
Designated Players
1Higuain, Federico
2Santos, PedroINTL
International slots
1Opoku, Edward
3Santos, Pedro
4Sosa, Eduardo
LA on 3/6/19 (until 12/31/19)
MTL on 1/31/19 (until 12/31/19)
ORL on 8/2/18 (until 12/31/19)
ORL until 12/31/19 (on 1/29/18)
International players that don't count against slots
IValenzuela, MiltonSeason-Ending InjurySEI
Unavailable Players
Season-ending Injury List
Valenzuela, MiltonINTL

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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