Columbus Crew gets offensive help from Crew 2 with short term loan of striker Jacen Russell-Rowe

Jacen Russell-Rowe Crew 2 celebrates his goal vs Toronto FC II 5 22 2022 (courtesy Crew Communications)

COLUMBUS – Columbus Crew today announced that it has added Columbus Crew 2 forward Jacen Russell-Rowe (pronounced:JAY-sen, like Jason) to the First Team on a short-term loan agreement. Russell-Rowe is available for selection for the Crew’s match against Atlanta United at Mercedes-Benz Stadium tonight, Saturday, May 28 [7:00 p.m. ET / Bally Sports Ohio, Bally Sports App (Stream) / 97.1 The Fan, 971thefan.com (English); ColumbusCrew.com (Spanish)]. 

Per MLS rules, the short-term agreement allows clubs to sign players on loan from their MLS NEXT Pro affiliate for MLS, U.S. Open Cup, CONCACAF Champions League, Canadian Championship and exhibition matches. 

The 19-year-old forward joined Crew 2 on March 18 ahead of the 2022 MLS NEXT Pro season. To date, Russell-Rowe has made eight regular-season appearances (six starts), scoring in each of his last six matches and providing one assist. The forward is currently tied for most goals in MLS NEXT Pro regular-season action with Alfonso Ocampo-Chavez of the Tacoma Defiance. 

Prior to joining Crew 2, Russell-Rowe played for the University of Maryland from 2020-2021, making 26 appearances, scoring four goals and tallying five assists. The Canadian forward also made one appearance for Toronto FC II of USL League One during the 2019 season. At the international level, Russell-Rowe has represented the Canada Under-17 Men’s National Team, including playing at the 2019 FIFA U-17 World Cup in Brazil, where he scored two goals in three appearances.

Fans in the Columbus area are invited to Away Days at The Pub at Lower.com Field to watch the Crew – Atlanta United match with fellow supporters tonight. The Pub is open to the general public and doors open at 6:00 p.m. ET. Discounted food and drinks will be available for purchase, with the TVs tuned to the match.

TRANSACTION: Columbus Crew signs forward Jacen Russell-Rowe to a short-term loan agreement from Columbus Crew 2 on May 28, 2022. 

Name: Jacen Russell-Rowe (pronounced JAY-sen, like Jason)
Position: Forward
Height: 6’1”
Weight: 176
Born: September 13, 2002 in Toronto, Canada
Hometown: Brampton, Canada
Nationality: Canada
Acquired: Signed on a short-term loan agreement from Columbus Crew 2 on May 28, 2022

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