August 25, 2021

Goalkeeper departs after second stint with Black & Gold

COLUMBUS – Columbus Crew today announced that the Club has waived goalkeeper Matt Lampson.

“We want to thank Matt for his contributions to the Club and the greater Columbus community, and wish him all the best moving forward,” said Columbus Crew President and General Manager Tim Bezbatchenko.

A Crew Academy product, Lampson re-signed with the Crew as a Free Agent prior to the start of the 2020 season. The 31-year-old previously represented the Crew from 2012-2015 before joining Chicago Fire FC for the 2016 and 2017 seasons. Lampson also played for Minnesota United FC (2018) and the LA Galaxy (2019). Although Lampson did not appear in any matches during his second stint with the Club, the Hilliard, Ohio, native was part of the Crew’s 2020 MLS Cup Championship run.

Up next, the Black & Gold host FC Cincinnati for a nationally televised “Hell is Real” matchup at Field on Friday, August 27 [6:30 p.m. ET / ESPN, ESPN Deportes, WatchESPN / 97.1 The Fan and (English), (Spanish)]. Supporters interested in securing the very best seats and exclusive benefits at Field can find more information here.

TRANSACTION: Columbus Crew waives goalkeeper Matt Lampson on August 25, 2021.

Columbus Crew is the first club in Major League Soccer. The Crew 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 2021 campaign is the Columbus Crew’s 26th season in MLS as well as the Club’s final season at Historic Crew Stadium — the first soccer-specific stadium in the United States – and the Crew’s inaugural season at Field.

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