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The Crew retains the services of Lucas Zelarayan

The Columbus Crew announced Thursday that they have entered into a new three-year contract with an option for an additional season with star midfielder Lucas Zelarayan.

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The 29-year-old Argentinian made a thunderous debut in Major League Soccer (MLS) being named ‘Newcomer of the Year’ in 2020. He then saw the Crew win the MLS Cup the same season with a brace. in the final, against the Seattle Sounders.

Although the Crew were unable to make the playoffs this year, Zelarayan set a high in Columbus with a 12-goal record and seven assists in 32 appearances.

“Over the past two seasons, Lucas has proven himself to be one of the best game-changers in MLS and we’re excited he’s signed a new contract,” the president said in a statement. Managing Director of the Crew, Tim Bezbatchenko. Lucas has proven he can perform under pressure and he shines all the more when the stakes are high. ”

Whoever represents Armenia on the international stage has made free kicks his trademark. In 2021, he shook the net five times under such circumstances, the second-highest total in MLS history in a season.

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