Crew SC adds World Cup veteran Jonathan Mensah to strengthen backline
OBETZ, OH -- Quite a transition for the Crew SC's newest designated player Jonathan Mensah who is moving from Russia to Columbus for the 2017 season.
"Over there I would need translation all the time," Mensah told reporters Tuesday. "Here I can talk directly with the coach and players."
The Crew coming off a tough 2016 season after a run to the MLS Cup Final in 2015.
They'll kickoff the season Saturday at 2 pm against rival Chicago at Mapfre Stadium.
"I think it will be a good game, " Sporting Director and Head Coach Gregg Berhalter said. "Something has to give for two teams ready to get the season started."
The game will be broadcast on ABC-6.