COLUMBUS – Columbus Crew SC today announced that it has loaned forward Edward Opoku to Saint Louis FC of the United Soccer League on a game-by-game basis. Per the Right of Recall incorporated in the loan agreement, Crew SC retains the right to recall the player at any point during the MLS regular season, subject to MLS roster compliance guidelines.
Opoku was selected by Crew SC with the ninth pick (32nd overall) of the Second Round in the 2018 MLS SuperDraft. The 21-year-old forward was born in Konongo, Odumasi, Ghana and came to the United States through the Right to Dream Academy. He attended the University of Virginia from 2015-2017, making 53 appearances (all starts) while registering 16 goals and nine assists. Opoku was named to the United Soccer Coaches’ Second Team All-American in 2016 and 2017, as well as to the USC First Team All-South Region in 2016. Prior to attending the University of Virginia, he went to high school at Millbrook School and was named the Most Valuable Player of the 2014 High School All-American Game.
Led by Head Coach Anthony Pulis, Saint Louis FC takes on Swope Park Rangers tomorrow, Saturday, April 28, at Children’s Mercy Park.
Up next for the Black & Gold is a home contest against the San Jose Earthquakes tomorrow, Saturday, April 28, at MAPFRE Stadium at 7:30 p.m.
Crew SC loans forward Edward Opoku to Saint Louis FC (USL) on a game-by-game basis on April 27, 2018. Per the Right of Recall incorporated in the loan agreement, Crew SC retains the right to recall the player at any point during the MLS regular season, subject to MLS roster compliance guidelines.