Crew president: Kevin Molino a ‘game-changer’
MLS Cup champions Columbus Team have actually hailed Kevin Molino as a game-changer, after signing the Trinidadian winger from complimentary firm earlier today.
The 30-year-old, who has actually been topped almost 50 times for Trinidad and Tobago, declined an offer for a fifth season at Minnesota United last month, choosing to end up being a totally free agent, and has actually now discovered himself on a Team lineup that consists of Caribbean players, goalkeeper Elroy Room of Curacao and Haitian forward Derrick Etienne.
Though not revealed by Crew, media reports stated Molino had actually signed a multi-year contract.
” Throughout his time in this League, Kevin Molino has actually been one of the most gifted and explosive wingers in Major League Soccer, and he proved that not just throughout the 2020 routine season, but most just recently when it mattered most, in the playoffs, on a team that was minutes away from an MLS Cup final,” stated Tim Bezbatchenko, Crew’s president and general supervisor.
‘ Smart and technical play’
” Kevin will bring specific game-changing capability with his wise and technical play, which will aid in our group chemistry with our other high quality attackers. Kevin has likewise regularly produced goals and helps– a critical property from the broad position.
” We understand that this off-season, Kevin was rightfully so in high need domestically and abroad, and we are excited that one of the top players in MLS has actually selected Columbus and the Team Soccer Club as a club of option as a totally free representative. We look forward to the effect he will have, which we feel will be immense, as we compete for trophies in numerous competitors in 2021 and beyond.”
Molino contributes to the huge selection of attacking choices at the American mid-west club, and is expected to form part of a powerful force along with the similarity Etienne, Cup MVP Lucas Zelarayan of Argentina and former Manchester City striker, Bradley Wright-Phillips who was likewise just recently signed from totally free company.
Molino scored over 20 goals in 4 seasons in Minnesota and also had two stellar seasons for Orlando City in between 2015-16, scoring 11 goals and registering nine assists.