Columbus Crew SC announced it has signed Homegrown Player Wil Trapp to a multi-year contract extension. The 24-year-old is in his fifth season with the Black & Gold and was named captain of the club ahead of the 2017 Major League Soccer Season. Targeted Allocation Money (TAM) was used in this transaction. Trapp has made 95 regular-season appearances (92 starts) for Crew SC and was named to the 2016 AT&T MLS All-Star Roster.
Get to know Trapp's career so far with our Fast Facts:
- Signed Homegrown contract with Crew SC on 12/13/2013 at the age of 19.
- He made 16 appearances (all starts) in his rookie season in 2013, notching one assist and playing 1,389 minutes.
- He was awarded the 2016 “Breakthrough Performance of the Year” honor by Crew SC.
- In 2014, the midfielder was named vice captain ahead of his second season with the club.
- He represented the Black & Gold at the inaugural Chipotle MLS Homegrown Game as part of the AT&T MLS All-Star Game festivities in 2014.
- Has made 95 regular-season appearances (92 starts); 1 goal, 9 assists
- Per Opta, Trapp was one of only two players to successfully complete over 1,600 passes (1,734) during the 2016 MLS regular season.
- In 2016, out of the 93 MLS players to attempt at least 1,000 passes, Trapp ranked second in passing accuracy with a rate of 88.06%.
- So far this season (2017) he is in fourth place in number of total passes (159) and in fifth place in number of successful passes (136). His accuracy percentage is 85.53%, which puts him at fifth for players with over 150 passes.
- In 2016, Trapp became Columbus Crew SC's first ever Homegrown Player All-Star, featuring against the English Premier League's Arsenal in San Jose, Calif.
- He's earned two senior USMNT caps, while also serving as a member of the Under-14, U-15, U-18, U-20 and U-23 U.S. National Teams.
- In college, Trapp made 45 appearances (all starts) for the University of Akron in two seasons (2011-12). He twice earned All-Mid-American Conference First Team honors (2011-12) and was the MAC Newcomer of the Year in 2011.
Crew SC next faces D.C. United on March 18 at 7 p.m. ET at RFK Stadium in Washington, D.C. The Black & Gold return home on March 25 to host the Portland Timbers for a 7:30 p.m. ET kickoff at MAPFRE Stadium.