Akron midfielder Wil Trapp is leaving college and turning pro as a member of the Columbus Crew.
The Crew announced Thursday that they signed Trapp as a Homegrown Player, making him the fourth Homegrown signing in franchise history after Matt Lampson, Ben Speas and Aaron Horton.
The 19-year-old Trapp joins the Crew after two seasons at Akron, where he scored one goal and had eight assists under Caleb Porter en route to earning back-to-back All-MAC First Team honors. Trapp has also played for the U.S. Under-20 Men’s National Team.
“It’s definitely exciting to get to play close to home,” Trapp, a Gahanna native, told the Crew’s website. “It’s a dream come true to be able to play in front of the hometown fans, along with my family and friends. I’m very excited and I look forward to the things to come.”
Per club and league policy, details of the deal were not disclosed.
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