Columbus Crew SC today announced that it has loaned goalkeeper Matt Lampson to the Pittsburgh Riverhounds of the USL for their weekend match against the Charlotte Independence at Eagle Field this Saturday, June 13 at 7:00 p.m. ET.
"This is a good opportunity for Matt to get minutes in a competitive environment,” said Sporting Director and Head Coach Gregg Berhalter. “As we look to progress each player, it's critical that they gain experience through game time. We see this as a key component in their overall development. Matt has been working extremely hard and this is an opportunity to show how much work he has put in.”
Lampson has appeared in 16 contests for Crew SC since he signed as a Homegrown Player on December 15, 2011. Over that span, the former Ohio State Buckeye has made 50 saves with five clean sheets, a 1.44 goals-against average and a record of 9-6-0. While at Ohio State, Lampson appeared in 56 matches, starting 55, with a goals-against average of 0.86. He notched 24 shutouts as a Buckeye.
A survivor of Stage 4 Hodgkin’s Lymphoma, Lampson has since been a strong community advocate for cancer research through his LampStrong Foundation. His foundation is set to host the first-ever LampStrong Foundation Kick Cancer Cup, a charity soccer game at MAPFRE Stadium, on Sunday, August 23.
Crew SC returns to the pitch at MAPFRE Stadium on Saturday, June 13 at 7:30 p.m. ET when it faces the LA Galaxy.