Columbus Crew News: Defender Steven Moreira Called-Up to Cape Verde Islands National Team

By Melville Van Buren

Oct. 9, 2023


COLUMBUS – Columbus Crew Defender Steven Moreira has been selected to represent Cape Verde Islands in the October FIFA International Window.


Moreira and Cape Verde face Algeria in an international friendly on Oct. 12 at Stade Chahid Hamlaoui in Constantine, Algeria.

Born in Noisy-le-Grand, France, Moreira represented France at various youth levels including the 2013 UEFA European Under-19 Championship, helping earn a second-place finish. The defender has appeared in 72 league matches, recording one goal and 15 assists since coming to Columbus in August of 2021.
Moreira is the third Crew player called-up by his respective national team this window, joining midfielder Aidan Morris and goalkeeper Patrick Schulte, who are currently with the U.S. Men’s U-23 Youth National Team for a domestic training camp in Phoenix, Ariz.


Following the international break, the Crew host CF Montreal at Field for Decision Day on Saturday, Oct. 21 [6 p.m. ET / MLS Season Pass on Apple TV / 97.1 The Fan (English); La Mega 103.1 FM (Spanish)]. Limited tickets remain available here.


Columbus Crew is the first club in Major League Soccer. The Crew is operated by Haslam Sports Group and the Edwards Family. The Club has won two MLS Cup championships in 2008 and 2020, one Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup in 2002, MLS Supporters’ Shield titles in 2004, 2008 and 2009, and the Campeones Cup in 2021. The 2023 campaign is the Crew’s 28th season in MLS as well as the Club’s second full season at Field.

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