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Marshall Hollingsworth signs with Columbus Crew


March 4, 2016

Columbus Crew SC today announced that it has signed two players ahead of the 2016 Major League Soccer regular season: midfielder Marshall Hollingsworth and goalkeeper Matt Pacifici (pronounced: puh-CHIFF-uh-chee). Hollingsworth (41st overall) was a 2016 MLS SuperDraft selection by the Black & Gold; both players participated in the duration of preseason training camp with Crew SC. Further terms of the transactions were not disclosed.

“We are pleased to be able to offer contracts to both Marshall and Matt,” said Sporting Director and Head Coach Gregg Berhalter. “Both of them showed their potential throughout our preseason this year. We look forward to working with them, monitoring their development and helping them grow as professionals during their rookie seasons.”

Hollingsworth participated in Crew SC’s College Combine at MAPFRE Stadium ahead of his selection by the Black & Gold in the Second Round (41st overall). He made 92 appearances for Wheaton over his four seasons with the Thunder, making 85 starts. He scored 45 goals and added 21 assists for his collegiate career, including a 22-goal season in 2015, which ranked seventh in program history for single-season tallies.

TRANSACTIONS: Crew SC signs midfielder Marshall Hollingsworth and goalkeeper Matt Pacifici on March 4, 2016.

Name: Marshall Hollingsworth
Position: Midfielder
Height: 5’8″
Weight: 160
Born: August 6, 1993 in Libertyville, Illinois
Hometown: Libertyville, Illinois
Citizenship: United States
Acquired: Selected in the Second Round (41st overall) by Columbus Crew SC in the 2016 MLS SuperDraft on January 14, 2016; signed on March 4, 2016
Previous Experience: Wheaton University (2012-2015)


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