Alex Crognale vs Orlando City
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Crognale loaned to Orange County SC

COLUMBUS – Columbus Crew SC today announced that it has loaned defender Alex Crognale to Orange County SC of the United Soccer League on a game-by-game basis. Per the Right of Recall incorporated in the loan agreement, Crew SC retains the right to recall the player at any point during the MLS regular season, subject to MLS roster compliance guidelines.

Crognale, a Crew SC Academy product, was signed by Crew SC as a Homegrown Player on December 20, 2016. The defender made 17 regular-season appearances (12 starts) and registered one assist for the Black & Gold in 2017, his rookie year. Prior to joining Crew SC, Crognale made 73 appearances (69 starts) from 2013-2016 for the University Maryland, scoring 11 goals and notching three assists.

Led by Head Coach Oliver Wyss, Orange County SC kicks-off its 2018 USL season this Saturday, March 17 against Phoenix Rising FC in a home contest at Championship Soccer Stadium.

This weekend, Columbus travels to face the Philadelphia Union in another Eastern Conference showdown on March 17 at 2 p.m. ET before returning to MAPFRE Stadium on March 24 for an Eastern Conference clash against D.C. United at 6 p.m. ET.

TRANSACTION

Crew SC loans defender Alex Crognale to Orange County SC (USL) on a game-by-game basis on March 15, 2018. Per the Right of Recall incorporated in the loan agreement, Crew SC retains the right to recall the player at any point during the MLS regular season, subject to MLS roster compliance guidelines.

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