Tuesday, December 17, 2019

Crew Addition: Vito Wormgoor

It's looking likely that Vito Wormgoor, 31-year-old old Dutch player, will be picked up by the Columbus Crew from SK Brann in Norway.

Up until 2017, Wormgoor had spent his entire career in the Netherlands. Notably, spending some time with Ajax U19 and U21 before going to FC Utrecht in the Eredivisie. Recent years have seen him drop down to Aalesund and now Brann in Norway's Eliteserien.

According to available game data, he is somewhere between Jonathan Mensah, Axel Sj√∂berg, and Josh Williams in regards to quality. He is a big, physical defender at 6'2" 180+ and appears to use that advantage on set pieces (defending and goal scoring).

Here's a recent hype video on him. He'd be a good signing. I'm a fan of experienced CBs in MLS. However, sometimes they can really misfire due to the herky-jerky nature of MLS compared to European leagues.


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