Updated through September 6, 2020
Columbus (2020): Lillard was acquired via a trade with Inter Miami CF on August 14, 2020 and has not yet made a regular-season appearance for Crew SC.
Inter Miami CF (2019-2020): Lillard was acquired by Inter Miami CF via a trade with the Chicago Fire FC on November 14, 2019. He did not make a regular-season appearance in 2020 with Inter Miami.
Chicago Fire (2018-2019): Lillard signed a Homegrown Player contract with the Chicago Fire in January of 2018. During his time in Chicago, he made 12 regular-season appearances (eight starts). Lillard also made two appearances (one start) for Chicago in the 2018 and 2019 Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup.
Lillard played for Indiana University from 2014-2017, making 86 appearances (all starts) while scoring 14 goals and providing nine assists. Throughout his time at Indiana University, Lillard earned Big Ten Freshman of the Year (2014) and Big Ten Conference Defensive Player of the Year (2017) honors. He was also named to a pair of Best XI teams: First-Team All-Big Team (2015, 2016, 2017) and United Soccer Coaches’ First-Team All-America (2017). Lillard was a MAC Herman Trophy finalist in 2017.
Columbus Crew SC acquired defender Grant Lillard via a trade with Inter Miami CF in exchange for a Third Round Pick in the 2021 MLS SuperDraft on August 14, 2020.
Name: Grant Lillard (LIL-urd)
Born: December 5, 1995, Hinsdale, Illinois
Hometown: Hinsdale, Illinois
Citizenship: United States
Acquired: Acquired by Crew SC via a trade with Inter Miami CF on August 14, 2020
Previous Experience: Inter Miami CF (2019-2020), Chicago Fire (2018-2019)