Crew forward Miguel Berry, a star in the making; help leads Crew to opening win over Vancouver

Miguel Berry
Miguel Berry Crew forward 2 26 2022 CLB 4 VAN 0 On his time with San Diego Loyal helped his game, rotating with Zardes, On the wingers production.mp3

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Professional career

Columbus Crew

On 9 January 2020, Berry was selected 7th overall in the 2020 MLS SuperDraft by Columbus Crew. He officially joined the club on 27 February 2020. After having made no appearances for the team during the first half of the season, and with a lack of future opportunities due to the cancellation of the U.S. Open Cup, Berry was loaned to San Diego Loyal of the USL Championship. Though Berry failed to make any appearances in his first season with the Crew, he was part of the squad that won the 2020 MLS Cup.

On 14 December 2020, the Crew announced that they had exercised the option to retain Berry for the 2021 season.

During the beginning of the 2021 season, Berry appeared in just one league game, playing only one minute. Seeing no opportunity on the horizon, Berry asked to be loaned back to the San Diego Loyal to get some playing time. The Columbus Crew recalled Berry in early July, due to starting striker Gyasi Zardes being called up to the Gold Cup. Berry went on to make 18 appearances, scoring 8 goals at a rate of 1 goal every 105 minutes.

San Diego Loyal

On 28 August 2020, Berry was loaned to USL Championship side San Diego Loyal for the remainder of the 2020 season. He made his debut the following day, starting in a 0–0 draw with Orange County SC. Berry played in all seven matches that he was available for the Loyal, scoring three goals. Notably, Berry was a part of the team that both forfeited and walked off the field for matches against Los Angeles Galaxy II and Phoenix Rising respectively, due to unpunished racist and homophobic slurs directed at teammates. These moves were widely applauded, however, they cost the team a spot in the 2020 playoffs.

On 28 May 2021, Berry re-joined the club on loan for the 2021 season. However, he was recalled early in July by Columbus.

FROM COLUMBUS CREW

BERRY FINISHES 2021 AMONG LEAGUE LEADERS IN GOALS
PER 90 MINUTES
Miguel Berry finished the 2021 MLS regular-season among
with the fourth-highest goals per 90 minutes ratio among
players with 500 minutes of action or more. Berry played
840 minutes for the Crew last season, tallying eight goals.
For a list of the MLS players with the highest goals per 90
minute average last season, please see the table below.
2021 MLS REGULAR SEASON: GOALS per 90 MINUTES
LEADERS
PLAYER G/90

  1. Ola Kamara (DC) …………………0.94
  2. Cristian Arango (LFC)………….0.9
  3. Chicharito (LA)……………………0.88
  4. Miguel Berry (CLB) ……………..0.86

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