COLUMBUS (WCMH) — The Columbus Crew traded away backup goalkeeper Jon Kempin on Friday and added keeper Eric Dick as a re-entry draft pick.
Kempin, who was traded to D.C. United, had played in 10 games for the Crew, the last during the 2019 season. The Crew gains D.C.’s natural third-round pick in the 2021 Major League Soccer Superdraft, which is scheduled for Thursday, Jan. 21.
Later Friday, the Crew selected Dick in the MLS re-entry draft. Dick, 26, was most recently a member of Sporting Kansas City but spent time on loan to teams in the United Soccer League the past two seasons.
In December, the Crew added Evan Bush in a trade. Starter Eloy Room will return as the starter, and backup Matt Lampson also remains on the roster.