Crew SC announces acquiring of Allocation Money in trade with Orlando City SC

For Immediate Release: February 15, 2021

Black & Gold acquire $175,000 in General Allocation Money from Orlando in exchange for an international roster slot

COLUMBUS — Columbus Crew SC today announced that the Club has acquired $175,000 in General Allocation Money (GAM) via a trade with Orlando City SC. The reigning MLS Cup champions will receive $150,000 in 2021 GAM and $25,000 in 2022 GAM in exchange for trading an international roster slot for the 2021 Major League Soccer season.

The core of Crew SC’s 2020 MLS Cup-winning roster is set to return for the 2021 season. The Crew exercised the contract options on eight players from its 2020 roster. With 18 other players already under contract for the 2021 season, the Club’s roster currently features 26 players.

The Black & Gold’s New Crew Stadium is slated to open in July of this year. Supporters interested in learning more about purchasing 2021 Season Ticket Memberships at Crew SC’s new world-class facility should visit to book an appointment.

TRANSACTION: Columbus Crew SC acquires $175,000 in General Allocation Money (GAM) – $150,000 in 2021 GAM and $25,000 in 2022 GAM – from Orlando City SC in exchange for an international roster slot for the 2021 Major League Soccer season on February 15, 2021.

Columbus Crew SC (Soccer Club) is the first club in Major League Soccer. Crew SC is operated by The Edwards Family and Haslam Sports Group. The Black & Gold are the 2020 MLS Cup Champions. The Club won its first MLS Cup championship in 2008 and also won the 2002 Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup as well as MLS Supporters’ Shield titles in 2004, 2008 and 2009. The 2020 campaign was the Crew’s 25th season in MLS and the 21st season at historic Crew Stadium — the first soccer-specific stadium in the United States. 

Website: | Twitter: @ColumbusCrewSC | Instagram: @ColumbusCrewSC | Hashtag: #Crew96 | | Snapchat: ColumbusCrewSC | App: | Stadium: Crew Stadium | Training Facility: Crew SC Training Center at Obetz | Future Training Facility (2021): OhioHealth Performance Center | New, downtown stadium coming July 2021.

(Courtesy MLS & Crew SC)


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