COLUMBUS – Columbus Crew 2 today announced that it has signed the following four players to MLS NEXT Pro professional contracts: Midfielders Isaac Angking, Jay Tee Kamara and Michael Vang, as well as forward Noah Fuson. The contracts are pending league and federation approval in addition to Kamara’s ITC and work authorization. Contract terms were not disclosed.
Angking, 22, joins Crew 2 after spending three seasons with the New England Revolution from 2018-2021. Angking’s previous experience includes spending time with USL Championship sides Charlotte Independence and Hartford Athletic. At the international level, Angking has earned six caps for the Puerto Rico National Team since making his debut in 2021.
Kamara joins the Black & Gold after a one-year spell with Louisville City FC of the USL Championship. The 19-year-old Sierra Leonean spent the 2021 season on loan with USL League one side North Carolina FC, where he made 21 appearances while tallying five goals and providing four assists. He attended high school at the Soccer Institute at Montverde Academy.
Vang, 21, spent two seasons with Forward Madison FC from 2020-2021. During his time in Madison, Vang made 24 appearances in the USL League One Championship, tallying four goals and two assists. Prior to joining Forward Madison FC, Vang played for Portuguese side S.U. 1º Dezembro’s U-19 team from 2018-2019.
22-year-old Fuson most recently played for Forward Madison FC of the USL League One from 2020-2021. During his time there, the forward made 33 appearances while tallying three goals. A native of Los Angeles, California, Fuson is a product of the i2i International Soccer Academy.
Columbus Crew 2 is set to be one of 21 clubs participating in Major League Soccer’s recently announced MLS NEXT Pro. As part of the pathway to the Crew’s First Team, Crew 2 will join the new league for the inaugural 2022 season and will play its regular-season matches at Historic Crew Stadium. A season schedule and ticketing information for Crew 2 matches will be announced in the near future.
TRANSACTION: Columbus Crew signs midfielders Isaac Angking, Jay Tee Kamara and Michael Vang, as well as forward Noah Fuson to MLS NEXT Pro professional contracts on February 18, 2022.