Midfielder Pedro Santos made an instant impact in the No. 10 spot en route to earning his first 2019 MLSsoccer.com Team of the Week nod following Columbus Crew SC's 2-2 draw vs. New York City in Week 14.
Santos recorded a team-high seven shots and two key passes vs. NYCFC, in addition to scoring the second goal of the match and drawing a foul which earned Gyasi Zardes his sixth goal of the season following Zardes' conversion from the penalty spot. Additionally, Santos totaled the most passes of any Crew SC player in the opponent's half (29) on top of 73 total touches, 21 duels, and a team-high 10 crosses.
Crew SC's 2019 MLSsoccer.com’s Team of the Week honorees:
|Date (& Match Week)||Opponent(s)||Honoree(s)|
|March 2, 2019 (Week 1)||Gaston Sauro - Defender|
|March 9, 2019 (Week 2)||Gyasi Zardes - Forward; Caleb Porter - Coach|
|March 16, 2019 (Week 3)||Gaston Sauro - Defender; Zack Steffen - Goalkeeper|
|March 30, 2019 (Week 5)||Zack Steffen - Goalkeeper|
|April 6, 2019 (Week 6)||Zack Steffen - Goalkeeper|
|May 8 & 11, 2019 (Week 11)||Federico Higuain - Midfielder|
|June 1, 2019 (Week 14)||Pedro Santos - Midfielder|
Up next, Columbus hosts Pittsburgh Riverhounds SC on Tuesday, June 11 for a 7 p.m. ET kickoff at MAPFRE Stadium in the Fourth Round of the 2019 Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup. Supporters can watch the match exclusively on ESPN+.