COLUMBUS – The Columbus Crew today announced that the Club has re-signed goalkeeper Evan Bush for the 2024 Major League Soccer season.
“Evan’s work ethic and dedication help provide important depth at the goalkeeper position and set an example for all players and goalkeepers at the Club, including the First Team, Crew 2 and Academy,” said Crew President and General Manager Tim Bezbatchenko. “Evan brings a wealth of experience and strong leadership to our locker room that will continue to benefit the Crew on and off the pitch.”
In 2023, Bush appeared in three Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup and two Leagues Cup matches. Bush joined the Crew on Dec.14, 2020 in a trade with Vancouver Whitecaps FC. In 2021, the veteran goalkeeper appeared in four regular season matches for the Black & Gold, as well as backstopped the Crew during the 2021 Campeones Cup win with five saves and a clean sheet during a 2-0 victory over Liga MX side Cruz Azul on Sept. 29.
The Ohio native joined CF Montréal in 2011, the team’s final season in the United Soccer League. Bush spent the first nine seasons of his MLS career with CF Montréal, appearing in a total of 176 regular season matches prior to joining the Whitecaps on Sept. 28, 2020.
To date, Bush has started all 188 MLS regular season matches played, tallying 600 saves and 42 shutouts. Additionally, Bush has two shutouts in eight postseason appearances.
TRANSACTION: Columbus Crew re-sign goalkeeper Evan Bush for the 2024 Major League Soccer announced on Dec. 12, 2023.