COLUMBUS — Columbus Crew SC today announced that it has signed 2020 Major League Soccer SuperDraft selection forward Miguel Berry ahead of the 2020 MLS regular season. Berry (seventh overall pick) has spent the 2020 preseason in training camp with the Black & Gold.
“We want to congratulate Miguel on officially joining Crew SC,” said Crew SC President and General Manager Tim Bezbatchenko. “Miguel’s hard work in preseason camp did not go unnoticed and we are excited to have him join our Club. We look forward to working with Miguel as he continues his development as a player.”
Berry made 72 appearances (69 starts) for the University of San Diego while registering 38 goals and 16 assists from 2016-2019. In 2016, his freshman year, he made 18 appearances (15 starts), scoring eight goals and providing one assist while being named to the West Coast Conference (WCC) All-Freshman Team. During his sophomore year, Berry made 17 appearances (all starts), recording five goals and five assists en route to being named to the All-WCC First Team as well as to the United Soccer Coaches (USC) All-Far West Region Second Team.
In 2018, his junior season with the University of San Diego, Berry made 19 appearances (all starts), tallying eight goals and two assists while earning All-WCC First Team and USC All-Far West Region Second Team honors. In his senior year, 2019, the forward made 18 appearances (all starts) while netting 17 goals – tied for second-most goals in a single-season for the University of San Diego – and providing eight assists.
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For his performance in the 2019 season, Berry was named the WCC Co-Player of the Year and he was a semifinalist for the MAC Hermann National Player of the Year award. Additionally, the forward also earned a spot in the following teams: the USC All-America Second Team, the All-WCC First Team, the USC Scholar All-American First Team, the USC All-West Region First Team, and the College Sports Information Directors of America All-American Third Team.
The Black & Gold begin the 2020 MLS regular season at MAPFRE Stadium against New York City FC this Sunday, March 1 at 12:30 p.m. ET. Tickets to all matches on the Crew SC home schedule are available now online at ColumbusCrewSC.com or via phone.
With the addition of Berry, Crew SC's current 2020 roster – listed alphabetically below – now stands at 27 players.
Goalkeepers (4): Jon Kempin, Matt Lampson, Eloy Room, Andrew Tarbell
Defenders (9): Harrison Afful, Chris Cadden, Waylon Francis, Aboubacar Keita, Jonathan Mensah, Axel Sjoberg, Milton Valenzuela, Josh Williams, Vito Wormgoor
Midfielders (10): Artur, Sebastian Berhalter, Luis Diaz, Derrick Etienne Jr., Hector Jimenez, Youness Mokhtar, Aidan Morris, Darlington Nagbe, Pedro Santos, Lucas Zelarayan
Forwards (4): Fanendo Adi, Miguel Berry, Jordan Hamilton, Gyasi Zardes
TRANSACTION: Columbus Crew SC signs forward and 2020 MLS SuperDraft selection Miguel Berry on February 27, 2020.
Name: Miguel Berry
Born: September 16, 1997 in Barcelona, Spain
Hometown: Poway, California
Citizenship: Spain/United States
Acquired: Selected in the 2020 MLS SuperDraft (seventh overall), signed by Crew SC on February 27, 2020
Previous Experience: University of San Diego (2017-2019)