Tuesday, January 21, 2014

Crew Pick Up Two, Astute Selections

The Columbus Crew picked up Kingsley Baiden and Adam Bedell today before the end of this year's MLS draft.

While not much is expected of either player they are sharp selections by the new Crew leadership.

Baiden is being described as a holding midfielder and the team lacks depth there with only Wil Trapp and Kevan George currently filling that role. Tony Tchani and Agustin Viana can also play there but there services will be required elsewhere this year.

Detroit native Bedell has been pegged as a forward. Most likely a target forward, given his 6'6" frame. The Crew also lack depth in that role as well (Aaron Schoenfeld, basically...).

Both of them have opportunity to make the team of course but I would think that Bedell has a better chance to make it past March 1st, if only out of basic need.

These two selections take the team up to 32 players listed. 31 of them (minus injured Matt Wiet) will be reporting to the the Obetz training facility later this week for their physicals and prep to head down to Florida for training camp.

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