Announcement regarding acquisitions in Major League Soccer for 2020 are being released regularly, with clubs preparing for the upcoming season. Timeframes for acquisition have become smaller in 2020, with MLS starting the 2021 campaign weeks after this year’s season concluded. Prompt negotiations & acquisitions are being sustained, with the latest coming from Columbus Crew SC. It was announced that Evan Bush from the Vancouver Whitecaps has been traded to Columbus Crew. Rewards for providing Columbus Crew with Evan Bush is $125,000.00 in allocation finances. An official announcement was made by Columbus Crew’s media division, with the Vancouver Whitecaps later confirming the announcement is accurate.
The General Manager for Columbus Crew discussed the acquisition of Evan Bush, evoking pleasantries around Evan Bush joining the squad. GM Tim Batch-Chenko noted that goalkeeping capabilities from Bush are significant, with his experience in Major League Soccer being extensive. GM Tim Batch-Chenko expressed that integrating Evan Bush into Columbus Crew SC won’t be challenging, that he’ll likely push the remaining goaltenders to perform better for the upcoming season.
Evan Bush is a goalkeeper that hold’s prominent history throughout Major League Soccer, with his career beginning a decade ago. Aged 34, the Ohio Native first competed with the Montreal Impact for ten years. His playtime with Montreal saw 176 official starts, with 562 saves & 40 shutouts. Evan Bush was traded to the Vancouver Whitecaps in September 2020, making eight starts before moving to Columbus Crew SC.
The Vancouver Whitecaps tried to praise Evan Bush for his contributions on the field. However, sentiments made by the Whitecaps seemed resentful. It’d be revealed that since joining the Whitecaps, Bush had regularly mentioned a desire to return closer to home. Columbus is closer to Ohio than Vancouver, meaning Evan Bush can spender greater amounts of time with his family after making this move. It’s suspected he’ll begin competing for Columbus Crew SC when 2021s MLS season begins.