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Columbus Crew SC's secret to being the best team in the league has a name

Columbus found the key of its solidity in the inmediatly replacement of a top goalkeeper to another of the same skills or even more.

Columbus Crew
Columbus Crew

Zack Steffen had great performances in Columbus. That is the reason why it was expected that from Europe many clubs were following him to make an offer very difficult to reject. In exchange for a significant amount of money ($10 millions), Manchester City acquired the player. And a doubt was installed in Crew: who could replace him?

However, Colombus took the time to analyze the market and look for a goalkeeper who brings experience and security to the team. It was there that the name of Eloy Victor Room came up, who was signed and managed to adapt quickly to the team. In addition, they wanted him to have a good handling of the ball with his feet, so that he could fit in with the intended style of play.

Head coach Caleb Porter, described Room recently. "He’s good with his feet, he’s smart positionally, he’s very calm, has a great presence and is a good leader. Because of the way we play, he’s not going to have a ton to do. He just needs to do it one or two moments a game and then not throw the ball in our goal and I think that’s a big thing. Just make one or two saves and be a system guy for us and don’t make big mistakes. And that’s why he’s a good fit for us".

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