COLUMBUS – Columbus Crew 2 today announced that it has signed defender and midfielder Ryan Telfer to an MLS NEXT Pro professional contract pending league and federation approval. Contract terms were not disclosed.
Telfer joins Crew 2 after spending the 2021 season with Atletico Ottawa of the Canadian Premier League. During his time in Ottawa, the 28-year-old made 16 appearances, registering three goals. His previous experience includes playing for Toronto FC (2018-201); USL side Toronto FC II (2017-2018); Cyprus’ First Division club Nea Salamis Famagusta FC (2020); and Canadian Premier League side York United FC (2020).
At the international level, Telfer has represented the Trinidad and Tobago National Team, earning 18 caps while scoring seven goals and providing three assists. He most recently started in a 2022 international friendly against Barbados, recording a brace and registering an assist in a 9-0 victory (March 25).
Crew 2 is slated to travel to face Chicago Fire FC II at SeatGeek Stadium on Sunday, April 3 [7:00 p.m. ET / mlsnextpro.com (English)]. The Black & Gold’s home opener is set to take place against Orlando City B at its home venue, Historic Crew Stadium on Friday, April 15 [7:00 p.m. ET / mlsnextpro.com (English)]. Supporters interested in purchasing Crew 2 Season Ticket Memberships can do so through columbuscrew.com/crew2/tickets.
TRANSACTION: Columbus Crew 2 signs defender and midfielder Ryan Telfer to an MLS NEXT Pro professional contract on April 1, 2022.
Name: Ryan Telfer
Pronunciation: RY-uhn TELL-fur
Born: March 4, 1994 in Mississauga, Canada
Hometown: Mississauga, Canada
Nationality: Trinidad and Tobago
Acquired: Signed by Columbus Crew 2 on April 1, 2022