The Columbus Crew announced the signing of Louisville forward Aaron Horton on Tuesday, marking the first time the club has ever signed a Homegrown Player.
Having spent just one season at Louisville, Horton was able to sign with Columbus as a Homegrown Player as he was a member of the Crew's 2010 USL Super 20s National Championship team last summer, where he was named tournament MVP.
Horton, who turns 19 on May 19, was able to sign with the Crew as the club placed defender Josh Williams on the Disabled List due to the second-year defender suffering a torn right hip labral.
Horton was one of the breakout stars of the NCAA Tournament. He scored a pair of last-minute, game-winning goals to help Louisville reach the NCAA Final, where the Cardinals lost to Akron.
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