New York City FC have completed the signing of Brad Stuver from Columbus Crew SC in exchange for a 2019 4th Round SuperDraft pick.
Stuver said: “It feels great to be here after watching the Club develop over the last couple of years from afar – I’m very excited.
“My first experience of Yankee Stadium was my second professional game and you could just tell that the fans are dedicated to the team and that the city is behind this club – it left a lasting impression with me.
“I’m really looking forward to getting started in New York and working with (Rob Vartughian), Sean (Johnson) and Andre (Rawls), competing for that spot and improving together.”
Head Coach Patrick Vieira said: “Brad is coming to us from Columbus who are a team with a similar playing philosophy to us, so that will help him to adapt.
“You always want to bring in players who can challenge other players in their position because I strongly believe that’s how you get the best out of them, when they work hard every day and push each other to improve the team.
“We have three good goalkeepers who will work really hard to challenge each other and I’m really happy to welcome Brad to New York City and look forward to working with him.”
Stuver has made two MLS appearances for Columbus Crew, facing off against his new team in his second pro game on Decision Day at Yankee Stadium in 2016.
Sporting Director Claudio Reyna added: “Brad fits the profile of goalkeeper we wanted to bring to NYCFC. He is a good shot stopper with really good feet and will be an excellent addition to our club.
“We are getting a player who is motivated and excited to compete with our goalkeepers and, at the age of 26, will only continue to improve in the coming years.
“We are delighted to welcome Brad to the NYCFC family.”
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