COLUMBUS – Columbus Crew SC today announced that it has loaned forward Edward Opoku to Birmingham Legion FC of the United Soccer League Championship 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.
Opoku, 22, was selected by Crew SC with the ninth pick (32nd overall) of the Second Round in the 2018 MLS SuperDraft. To date, the Ghanaian forward has made five regular-season appearances (one start) for the Crew. Prior to joining Columbus, Opoku attended the University of Virginia from 2015-2017, making 53 appearances (all starts) while registering 16 goals and nine assists. Birmingham Legion FC is led by Head Coach Tom Soehn and is slated to face Louisville City at Louisville Slugger Field in Louisville, Kentucky on Saturday, March 30.
Up next for the Crew is a road contest against the Philadelphia Union at Talen Energy Stadium tomorrow, Saturday, March 23 [7:30 p.m. ET / FOX Sports Ohio, FOX Sports GO (Stream) / 97.1 The Fan & http://www.971thefan.com (English); ColumbusCrewSC.com (Spanish)].
TRANSACTION: Crew SC loans forward Edward Opoku to Birmingham Legion FC (USL Championship) on a game-by-game basis on March 22, 2019. 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.