Columbus Crew 2 Sign Forward Jayden Da

COLUMBUS – Columbus Crew 2 have signed 2024 MLS SuperDraft pick Jayden Da for the 2024 MLS NEXT Pro season. Selected in the First Round (29th overall), the 21-year-old forward joins the reigning MLS NEXT Pro Eastern Conference champions following a four-year collegiate career at Duquesne University. 

“We are excited to sign Jayden to Crew 2 for the 2024 season,” said Corey Wray, Crew 2 General Manager. “He has had a great start to preseason, continuing to build off a very strong fall season with Duquesne University. We are looking forward to seeing the impact he will make with Crew 2 and to help him continue to develop his game within our ecosystem.”

Crew 2 Signing | Jayden Da

With Duquesne from 2021-23, Da appeared in 46 matches (14 starts), registering 1,764 minutes, eight goals, and four assists. During his time with the Dukes, the forward was named to the 2023 All-Atlantic 10 Second Team and led his team to the 2021 A-10 championship game.

Da played his freshman season at Washington & Jefferson College where he was named Presidents’ Athletic Conference Player (PAC) and Newcomer of the Year after leading the conference in points (17) and assists (five) for the 2020-21 season while helping the team reach the PAC championship. In his freshman season, he logged six goals with three game-winners, which ranked second in the conference.

Prior to his collegiate career, Da played for the Olney Boys & Girls Club (OBGC) and attended Richard Montgomery High School, where he was the captain of the men’s soccer team.

Crew 2 begin the MLS NEXT Pro season at home against New York Red Bulls II at Field on Sunday, March 17 at 3 p.m. ET. The full season schedule can be found here.

Supporters can secure their spot to all Crew 2 home matches with 2024 Crew 2 Season Tickets. Crew 2 season ticket packages are available for the affordable average prices of $7.50 per match for current Crew Season Ticket Members and $12 per contest for other fans. Information on single-game tickets, which are also available, can be found here.

TRANSACTION: Columbus Crew 2 sign forward Jayden Da to an MLS NEXT Pro professional contract on Feb. 29, 2024.

Name: Jayden Da

Position: Forward

Date of Birth: April 8, 2002 in Boston, Ma.

Hometown: Rockville, Md.

Citizenship: United States

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