Valenzuela: 'This team is a great group. They are there for you when you need them.'

Columbus Crew SC defender Milton Valenzuela spoke about coming back to Columbus as a permanent transfer from Argentina's Newell's Old Boys and how the locker room has been an important and welcoming presence throughout his tenure.

Columbus opens the regular season against the New York Red Bulls on Saturday, March 2 at 4:30 p.m. ET at MAPFRE Stadium.