The former Galaxy player joins the midfield ranks at Crew Stadium.The Columbus Crew have announced the signing of Trinidad & Tobago midfielder Chris Birchall. Per club and league policy, terms of the deal were not disclosed.
“We were looking for some experience and Birchall knows the league very well,” said Crew head coach Robert Warzycha. “He’s a hard-working, experienced midfielder and we’re a hard-working team so he is going to fit in well.”
Prior to joining the Eastern Conference club, Birchall spent three seasons with the Los Angeles Galaxy, making 57 appearances while adding one goal and three assists.
“I feel delighted to be joining Columbus Crew,” Birchall said. “I want to thank everyone who made the move possible. I've played against the Crew a number of times and know how passionate the fans are. Now I can't wait to work hard and battle for them. That's what it’s all about. Hopefully I can add something to a very good squad and use my experience from Galaxy to help improve our league position.”
Birchall, 28, has enjoyed a long professional career, having played the majority in England's lower divisions with Brighton & Hove, Coventry City and Port Vale. He's also been capped by the T&T national team on 39 occasions, scoring four goals.
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