Updated through October 6, 2019
2019 (Columbus): Eloy Room made 12 regular-season appearances (all starts) for Crew SC in 2019, posting one shutout. He made his 2019 regular-season debut in a home match against the Montreal Impact (July 20), making one save en-route to registering his first career MLS win. Room was named to MLSSoccer.com’s Team of the Week following his performance against the San Jose Earthquakes (August 3). He posted his first shutout in a 2-0 home victory over the Philadlephia Union (September 29). Room made 12 consecutive starts for the Black & Gold since his first career start, registering 33 saves, five wins and six draws. He did not make an appearance in the 2019 Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup.
As of October 14, 2019
At the international level, Room has earned 33 caps with the Curacao National Team, posting 11 shutouts. The goalkeeper made his debut with Curacao in 2015, starting and recording a shutout in a Concacaf World Cup Qualifier against Cuba on June 6. In 2017, Room helped Curacao to its first Caribbean Cup title, earning the Caribbean Cup Golden Glove award in the process. Room started for Curacao in all four matches at the 2019 Concacaf Gold Cup, making a total of 26 saves – the most by any goalkeeper in the tournament through the quarterfinals. At the youth level, Room has featured for the Netherlands Under-20 side. Room posted a shutout in a 1-0 victory over Haiti (September 7) before helping the team earn a point in a 1-1 draw, also against Haiti (September 10). Most recently, Room started for Curacao in a Concacaf Nations League group stage match last month against Costa Rica (October 14), securing a clean sheet.
ACQUIRED: Signed with Crew SC as a free agent on July 5, 2019.
Name: Eloy Room (pronounced: AY-loy)
Born: February 6, 1989 in Nijmegen, Netherlands
Hometown: Nijmegen, Netherlands
Acquired: Signed by Crew SC on July 5, 2019
Previous Experience: PSV Eindhoven (2017-2019), SBV Vitesse (2008-2017), Go Ahead Eagles (2013-2014)