COLUMBUS — Columbus Crew 2 today announced roster decisions following the 2022 MLS NEXT Pro season. The reigning champions exercised contract options on six players, while five players were already under contract for 2023.

The updated roster currently stands at 11 players and is listed alphabetically by position below:

- Defenders (4): _Jacob Erlandson, Justin Malou, Ariel Mbumba, Abdirizak Mohamed

- Midfielders (4): _Coleman Gannon, Marco Micaletto, Stephen “Nana” Tuffour, Aidan Wolf

- Forwards (3): _Noah Fuson, Jordan Knight, Zion Scarlett

“We are proud of Crew 2’s accomplishments this season, from capturing the first-ever MLS NEXT Pro Cup, having two players sign First Team contracts, and seeing players thrive as they received consistent, meaningful minutes in a professional, competitive environment,” said Crew 2 General Manger Corey Wray. “As we turn our attention towards the 2023 season, we are looking forward to building off of this year’s successes and working hand-in-hand with Wilfried Nancy to continue to develop players and be the link along the player pathway between the Academy and the First Team.

Continued Wray, “Year-end roster decisions are always difficult. I would like to thank the departing players for their contributions to making 2022 a memorable season for Crew 2 and wish them all the best as they take the next steps in their respective career journeys.”

Crew 2 exercised the options of defenders Jacob Erlandson, Justin Malou and Abdirizak Mohamed; midfielders Coleman Gannon and Marco Micaletto; and forward Noah Fuson.

Defender Ariel Mbumba, midfielders Stephen “Nana” Tuffour and Aidan Wolf, and forwards Jordan Knight and Zion Scarlett were already under contract for the 2023 season.

Crew 2 declined the contract options on defenders Philip Quinton, Daniel Strachan, Ryan Telfer and Tristan Weber, and midfielders Isaac Angking, Jay Tee Kamara and Michael Vang. The Club remains in discussions with Quinton regarding a return for 2023.

Forward Jacen Russell-Rowe and defender Mo Farsi signed First Team contracts during the 2022 season.

The 2023 season schedule and ticketing information will be released in the coming months.

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