COLUMBUS, Ohio— The Columbus Crew announced the signing of midfielder Sebastian Berhalter to a homegrown player contract Friday. Berhalter is the son of former Crew coach and current U.S. men’s national team coach Gregg Berhalter.
“We are excited to welcome Sebastian to the Crew SC first team,” Crew president and general manager Tim Bezbatchenko said. “As a longtime member of the Crew SC Academy, Sebastian is someone who understands the values and ideology of our Club. We are happy to see him join the professional ranks after a successful year at the college level and look forward to his continued development with the Crew.