COLUMBUS — The Columbus Crew announced today the signing of former academy product and reigning Big Ten Freshman of the Year Aidan Morris. The midfielder played at Indiana University, starting 21 of the 22 games he appeared in, scoring two goals and providing a team-leading eight assists in 2019.
“We are excited to announce that Aidan will be joining the Crew SC first team after a very successful season with the Indiana Hoosiers,” Crew SC president and general manager Tim Bezbatchenko said in a statement. “Aidan’s success at the collegiate level speaks to the great work being done by our Academy’s technical staff and we are glad that Aidan will remain a member of our Crew family. We believe that, had Aidan been in the MLS SuperDraft this year, he would have been one of the top three picks in the first round.”
Morris has also played internationally, named to the U.S. U-20 national team roster for January camp. He previously played for the U.S. U-18 team. Morris was also with the Crew during their 2019 first team preseason.
With the addition of Morris, the Columbus roster now stands at 24 players. Unsigned Crew 2020 MLS SuperDraft selections Miguel Berry, Remi Prieur and Danny Griffin will also join the team in preseason.