INTERVIEW | President & General Manager Tim Bezbatchenko on signing Alexandru Matan

President & General Manager Tim Bezbatchenko spoke on the acquisition of Alex Matan, the Crew's newest midfield addition.

Matan comes from FC Viitorul Constanta of Romanian’s First Division. Matan, 21, has made 56 appearances in Romania’s Liga 1 and helped Viitorul Constanta win the 2018-2019 Cupa Romaniei– Romania’s domestic cup.

On the significance on Matan's age and acquisition, Bezbatchenko referenced Viitorul Constanta owner Gheorghe Hagi's commitment to sending young players for developmental purposes into other promising Clubs throughout Europe and now Major League Soccer, as well as how new League rules helped facilitate the transfer.

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