Announced on December 6, 2021, Columbus Crew 2 is Columbus Crew’s Second Team, slated to play in MLS NEXT Pro starting with the 2022 inaugural season. A developmental team promoting community involvement, Crew 2 completes the Black & Gold player pathway, which begins with Crew Academy and ends with the Crew’s First Team.Crew 2 is set to play its home matches at Historic Crew Stadium, the first soccer-specific stadium in the United States, which served as the home of the Crew’s First Team from 1999-2021. Crew 2 is set to train at the OhioHealth Performance Center, which serves as the training center for the Crew, Crew 2 and Crew Academy.