COLUMBUS – The Columbus Crew have re-signed defender Rudy Camacho through the 2025 Major League Soccer season. Camacho joined the Crew this summer prior to the close of the MLS Secondary Transfer Window and played every match of the Club’s postseason run en route to capturing the 2023 MLS Cup.
“Rudy has been incredibly strong and consistent since joining the Crew as his veteran leadership and steady presence commanding our backline played a key role in our championship campaign,” said Crew President and General Manager Tim Bezbatchenko. “He was instrumental in helping us win MLS Cup, and we look forward to seeing his contributions extend even further during his first full season with the original Black & Gold.”
Camacho joined the Crew on July 31 via trade with CF Montréal and started eight of the 11 regular season matches in which he appeared this season. The 32-year-old anchored the backline for the entirety of the Crew’s postseason run, recording 570 total minutes over the course of six matches.
Prior to his move to Columbus, Camacho appeared in 128 career regular season games for CF Montréal (126 starts) from 2018-2023, recording seven goals and one assist. CF Montréal’s 2021 Defensive Player of the Year, Camacho also tied a club record for goals scored by a defender in a single season with three in 2021.
Hailing from L'Arbresle, France, Camacho made his professional debut with AS Nancy’s reserve team, contributing in 52 games from 2010-2012. He then moved to AS Lyon-Duchère where he featured in 51 regular season matches and one Coupe de France game from 2012-2014.
In 2014, Camacho joined CS Sedan Ardennes and helped the club earn promotion to the French third division following the 2014-2015 season. From 2015-2016, he served as the team captain while making 29 appearances.
Camacho made the move to Belgian club Waasland-Beveren, where he started a total of 56 games in two seasons in the Jupiler Pro League from 2016-2018. He contributed in eight playoff matches and five Belgian Cup games.
TRANSACTION: Columbus Crew re-sign defender Rudy Camacho through the 2025 Major League Soccer season announced on Dec. 12, 2023.